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  • 101 Biome — The planet Earth Biomes are climatically and geographically defined as similar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms,[1] and are of …

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  • 102 Meteorology — For other uses of the root word meteor , see Meteor (disambiguation). For the work by Aristotle, see Meteorology (Aristotle). Not to be confused with Metrology. Part of the Nature series on Weather   …

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  • 103 Sub-Saharan Africa — Black Africa redirects here. For the Namibian football team, see Black Africa F.C.. Definition of Sub Saharan Africa as used in the statistics of the UN institutions. However, Sudan and South Sudan is classified as North Africa by the United… …

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  • 104 Temperature record — For extreme records instead of records as a set of data, see Temperature extremes For instrument derived temperature records, see Instrumental temperature record …

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  • 105 desert — desert1 desertic /di zerr tik/, adj. desertlike, adj. /dez euhrt/, n. 1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all: The Sahara is a vast sandy desert. 2. any area …

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  • 106 hydrosphere — /huy dreuh sfear /, n. the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe, including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere. [1885 90; HYDRO 1 + SPHERE] * * * Discontinuous layer of water at or near the Earth s surface. It… …

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  • 107 plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …

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  • 108 turkey — /terr kee/, n., pl. turkeys, (esp. collectively) turkey. 1. a large, gallinaceous bird of the family Meleagrididae, esp. Meleagris gallopavo, of America, that typically has green, reddish brown, and yellowish brown plumage of a metallic luster… …

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  • 109 Turkey — /terr kee/, n. a republic in W Asia and SE Europe. 63,528,225; 296,184 sq. mi. (767,120 sq. km). (286,928 sq. mi. (743,145 sq. km) in Asia; 9257 sq. mi. (23,975 sq. km) in Europe). Cap.: Ankara. Cf. Ottoman Empire. * * * Turkey Introduction… …

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  • 110 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 111 Tertiary Period — Interval of geologic time, 65–1. 8 million years ago. It constitutes the first of the two periods of the Cenozoic Era, the second being the Quaternary. The Tertiary has five subdivisions: (from oldest to youngest) the Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene …

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  • 112 plant disease — ▪ plant pathology Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of a plant that interrupts or modifies its vital functions.       All species of plants, wild and cultivated alike, are subject to disease. Although each species is… …

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  • 113 Climate change and poverty — link a process and a condition that are interrelated. While the effects of climate change and global warming will have direct effects on the natural environment especially on agriculture, the impact on human civilization is also of concern.… …

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  • 114 Media coverage of climate change — has significant effects on public opinion on climate change,[1] as it mediates the scientific opinion on climate change that the global instrumental temperature record shows increase in recent decades and that the trend is caused mainly by human… …

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  • 115 forestry — /fawr euh stree, for /, n. 1. the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests. 2. the process of establishing and managing forests; forestation. 3. forestland. [1685 95; < MF foresterie. See FOREST, RY] * * * Management of forested… …

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  • 116 Climate change, industry and society — See also: Avoiding dangerous climate change and Effects of climate change on humans This article is about climate change, industry and society. Contents 1 Vulnerability 1.1 General effects 1.2 Human settlement …

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  • 117 Global cooling — in general can refer to an overall cooling of the Earth. In this article it refers primarily to a conjecture during the 1970s of imminent cooling of the Earth s surface and atmosphere along with a posited commencement of glaciation. This… …

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  • 118 Effects of Hurricane Isabel in Virginia — Infobox Hurricane Impact Name=Hurricane Isabel Type=hurricane Year=2003 Basin=Atl Image location=TRC4isabel261 G12.jpg Virginia Date=September 18 19, 2003 1 min winds=65 Gusts=93 Da Fatalities=10 direct, 26 indirect Areas=Virginia Rainfall=20.2… …

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  • 119 scrubland — /skrub land /, n. land on which the natural vegetation is chiefly scrub. [1770 80, Amer.; SCRUB2 + LAND] * * * ▪ ecology Introduction also called  shrubland,  heathland,  or  chaparral,    diverse assortment of vegetation types sharing the common …

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  • 120 December 2000 nor'easter — A surface weather analysis of the nor easter The December 2000 nor easter was a significant winter storm that impacted the Mid Atlantic and New England regions of the United States around the end …

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