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the transformation of land from green to desert
desertification
the plants and wildlife that make up a region
ecosystem
gases or by-products released from an energy source, e.g., from fuels
emissions
referring to plants or animals that can be found in only one place
endemic
to get rid of completely, wipe out
eradicate
having an end; opposite of infinite
finite
referring to plants or animals introduced to an area that destroy or hinder indigenous species
invasive
The 2000 South Pacific ____ Treaty controls the amount of commercial fish caught each year.
tuna
The ______ Challenge has encouraged nations to participate in land and forest conservation.
Micronesia
Which of the following are characteristics of an El Nino weather pattern?
wetter than normal weather in NA, drier weather for Aussie, warmer weather for SA
a group made up of sovereign states that remain associated with Great Britain
commonwealth
advantageous or favorable towards something
conducive
mild or moderate climate with little temperature fluctuation
temperate
two early groups who explored the pacific ocean
lapita and polynesians
Why did the Polynesians fail to establish an empire, even though they lived in such a wide area of the world?
the vast expanse of ocean prevented an empire from forming
willem j.
australia
abel t.
new zealand
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
antarctica
james cook
australia
henyrk b.
antarctica
roald a.
antarctica
What are four sources of income that are provided by New Zealand's geography?
timber, wool, natural gas, tourism
windiest and driest continent on earth
antarctica
lapita is best known for its
pottery
two early aussie geographical features?
western plateau, great dividing range