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Environment Words Crossword Puzzle

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CROSSWORD CLUE (DEFINITIONS)
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1. the harmful, often toxic, human produced contaminates that disrupt or destroy an ecosystem or natural resource
3. a natural resource that can be replenished via natural processes
7. the beneficial, balanced interaction and interdependency of the environment and the organisms that live within it
8. any substance relating to or originating from a living organism
9. causing a plant or animal species or organism to no longer exist, usually due to over-hunting or destruction of an ecosystem
10. to use a resource via methods that do not deplete the supply of the resource
11. the act of protecting the environment and its resources by removing all human influence or interaction
13. the effect of altering the natural environment, mostly by overpopulation, over-cultivating, altering the natural flow of water, and introduction of non-native plant life; degrading the soil to the point it can no longer sustain life causing dry
14. when the environment or an ecosystem has been damaged by the introduction of a harmful, often toxic substance destroying a natural resource and the dependant plant and animal life
2. the over-consumption and misuse of the environment and its natural resources
4. to create new products by reusing and processing used materials
5. the act of promoting the responsible, renewable consumption of the natural resources of the earth to protect the environment and its natural resources from contamination or depletion
6. the often toxic by-product produced by various industrialized activities that are usually very harmful to the environment and cause contamination
12. the act of using, often to the detriment of the environment, the planets natural resources

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