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Environment Words Vocabulary Decoder Worksheet

A =  B =  C =  D =  E = 
F =  G =  H =  I =  J = 
K =  L =  M =  N =  O = 
A. conservation  B. desertification  C. organic  D. industrialization  E. ecosystem 
F. preservation  G. sustainable  H. contamination  I. recycle  J. extinction 
K. pollution  L. waste  M. renewable  N. exploitation  O. consumption 

1. causing a plant or animal species or organism to no longer exist, usually due to over-hunting or destruction of an ecosystem

2. the over-consumption and misuse of the environment and its natural resources

3. the harmful, often toxic, human produced contaminates that disrupt or destroy an ecosystem or natural resource

4. 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

5. the often toxic by-product produced by various industrialized activities that are usually very harmful to the environment and cause contamination

6. 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

7. the beneficial, balanced interaction and interdependency of the environment and the organisms that live within it

8. the act of protecting the environment and its resources by removing all human influence or interaction

9. to use a resource via methods that do not deplete the supply of the resource

10. the process by which a society is transformed from a pre-industrial state to an industrial one, often causing a rise in pollution and ill effects on the environment

11. any substance relating to or originating from a living organism

12. the act of using, often to the detriment of the environment, the planets natural resources

13. to create new products by reusing and processing used materials

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

15. a natural resource that can be replenished via natural processes

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