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Farming, the growing of crops for consumption or sale.
The diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat.
An economic system whereby the "ingredients" for production are privately owned, and where prices are largely left up to the forces of supply and demand.
Carbon that is directly released into the environment, where it has a negative impact.
A readily saleable crop that is grown for sale in the market, such as tobacco or corn.
Chemicals that are harmful to the ozone layer. They used to be commonly used in aerosol sprays and other products.
A change in the overall weather patterns of the world, affecting variables such as temperature and humidity.
A business firm, normally well established.
An oftentimes complex system that encompasses the relationships between organisms and their physical environment.
A brand of tourism whereby the environment benefits from the tourists coming.
The doctrine or activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction.
A farm whereby fish are raised for food.
Technology that is cleaner and more beneficial towards the environment.
Warming that results from solar radiation being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, courtesy of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Necessary for survival, but excessive amounts contribute to global warming.
The state of not caring.
The development of Industry (coal mines, production lines, etc.) on an extensive scale.
An amendment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that assigns mandatory emission limits for the reduction of greenhouse gases by its signatory nations.
A group which supports a particular cause, business, principle or interest (e.g. environmental lobby groups, manufacturing lobby groups).
A series of taxes or laws that are targeted at restricting pollution<.br>
Poor persons who do not live in urban areas, but rather in the countryside, typically in direct interaction with the environment.
The property of being able to be maintained over a long period of time, or indefinitely.
Third world debt:
Debt that the third world owes to the first world, either loans for development or other purposes. They are characteristic of high interest rates and being unbearable burdens for third world countries.
An international organization comprising independent states to promote international peace and security.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, this Convention aims to limit greenhouse gases such that human influence may not have a negative impact on the environment. The desired pollution cuts are not mandatory, though they are in various Amendments.