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17 Cards in this Set

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Nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals (coal, oil and gas)
Fossil Fuel
Harmful waste products, chemicals and substances in the environment
Damaging rain formed when gases released by burning oil and coal mix with water in the air
Acid Rain
Energy resources that cannot be replaced by natural processes in less than 100 years
Nonrenewable Resources
Energy resource that can be recycled or replaced by natural processes in less than 100 years
Renewable Resources
Electricity produced from moving water
Hydroelectric power
Heat energy from below Earth's surface that can be used to general electricity
Geothermal Energy
Energy produced by splitting the nuclei of certain elements
Nuclear Energy
Water that soaks into the ground and collects in small spaces between bits of soil and rock
Ground water
A single identifiable source of pollution
Point source
Pollution sources that come from many different places such as industries, homes, farms and are difficlt to trace to their origin
Non-point source
What amount of Earth's total water supply is salt water
97 percent
What amount of Earth is covered by water
70 percent
What amount of Earth's water is available for human use
1 percent or less
Water that can be seen in rivers, lakes and strems is called what
Careful use of resources so that damage to the environment is reduced
Mineral resource that can be mined at a profit