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Nature/Pollution Definitions

Can you find some definitions relating to nature and pollution?
Some definitions from Unit 1 of Environmental Science
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Environmental resources used to generate income
natural capital
Resource type that does not run out
renewable resource
Resource type that does run out
nonrenewable resource
Resource type that can be used sustainably or unsustainably
replenishable resource
Annual yield of goods and services from the environment
natural income
The ability of an environment to meet the needs of the current generation without compromising resources for future generations
sustainability
Purposes that the ecosystem and natural world serve
ecosystem services
Service behind the scenes that benefit other processes
regulating
Service that provides commodities or goods that can be bought or sold
provisioning
Service that pleases or makes people happy
cultural
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Service that is necessary for other services to function
supporting
A species that has a huge range of effects on an ecosystem
keystone species
Something man-made that has a negative effect on the ecosystem
pollution
Pollution type that can change the behavior of nocturnal animals
light pollution
Pollution type that can change mating behavior, predation, and animal stress through sounds
noise pollution
Pollution type that can increase the metabolic rate of cold blooded animals through water heating
thermal pollution
A single source of pollution which can be clearly located
point source
A source of pollution which can come from multiple sources and cannot be clearly located
non-point source
The accumulation of a contaminant in an organism
bioaccumulation
The concentration of a contaminant increases as organisms move up the food chain
biomagnification
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