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Natural resources

Naturally occurring materials, such as oil and fertile land, which can be used by humans.

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Conservation

Protecting and preserving natural resources and the environment.

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Creation

The act of creating the universe, or the universe which has been created.

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Environment

The surroundings in which plants and animals live and on which they depend to live.

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Stewardship

Looking after something so it can be passed on to the next generation.

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Artificial insemination

Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means.

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Embryo

A fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after CONCEPTION.

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Infertility

Not being able to have children.

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IVF (In-vitro fertilisation)

The method of fertilising a human egg in a test tube.

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Surrogacy

An arrangement whereby a woman bears a child on behalf of another woman or where an egg is fertilised by the man through IVF and is implanted in the woman's uterus.

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Organ donation

Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery.

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Global warming

The increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere (thought to be caused by the greenhouse effect).