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The differences between culture, ethnicity, economics, and landscapes

diversity

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Gross domestic product. Total value of goods and services produced by a country In a year

GDP

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Gross national Income. GDP+overseas monies.
Ex ford motor company making money in U.S. And Europe.

GNI

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Language of trade. Used to make communication possible in other countries when you can't speak their language.

lingua fraca

5

The ratio of distance on a map

map scale

6

Longitude lines that run north to south

meridians

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More developed country. A well developed industrial economy/country

MDC

8

Lines of latitude that run east to west

parallels

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The number of people per unit of area

population density

10

The zero degree longitude line on a map

prime meridian

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Refers to the separation of church and state. Of politics and religion.

secularism

12

sulfur and CO2

acid rain

13

Human caused pollution. Caused by human activity

anthropogenic

14

average weather condition over a long period of time

climate

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When two tech tonic plates move away from each other. Volcanoes

divergent plate boundary

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Atmospheric heating that is caused when incoming solar radiation is trapped CO2 is trapped

greenhouse effect

17

Fracking. Process of extracting oil from shell rock

hydraulic fracturing

18

oil, coal, gas

fossil fuel

19

The theory that explains the gradual movement of plates along earth's surface

plate tectonics

20

Short term. Day to day phenomenon of the atmosphere.

weather

21

near the equator

where are moist tropical forests located

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petrolium

fossil fuel

23

global user of nonrenewable resources

US

24

more people die each year from polluted water

true

25

percent of freshwater

3%

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Energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro that are replenished by nature

renewable energy

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which us state has largest % of asians

california

28

which NM region did the hurricane sandy hit

atlantic coastline

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large scale corporate farming

agribusiness

30

similar to coniferous forest, found in the high latitude mountain environment

boreal forest

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the process in which immigrants are culturally absorbed into the larger host society

cultural assimilation

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a process of urban revitalization of neighborhoods

gentrification

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The group of the 8 most powerful countries in the world in terms of economics and politics. U.S. Canada Japan Russia China Germany France and the UK

G8

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a large urban area formed with a large group of cities. found in NE seaboard of US

megalopolis

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a pattern of migration where people move from large cities and suburbs to rural areas and small towns

nonmetropolitan growth

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north america free trade agreement. US canada and mexico

NAFTA

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business practice where businesses go from high to low manufacturing cost

outsourcing

38

development when a service sector generates more wealth than manufacturing sector. a decline in industry

postindustrial economy

39

english and spanish

spanglish

40

producing crop just for you and family. youre not selling it

sustainable agriculture

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When you're in a metropolitan area and the temperature is warmer than it is around surrounding areas due to human activities

urban heat island

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world trade organization

WTO