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Resource Management

Key Words

Seasonal food - food that isn't available all year round.

Carbon footprint - a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases is released over the full life cycle of something or doing something.

Imported foods - foods brought into a country from another.

Agribusiness (industrial farming) - large-scale, inductrial farming controlled by large firms.

Aqueduct - bridges used to transport water.

Fossil fuels - natural resources that from underground over millions of years.

Bioenergy - energy from the break down or buring of biological sources.

Water

Water security - having a reliable and sustainable source of enough good quality water.

Over-abstraction - when more water is being used than is being replaced.

Desalination - removal of salt from seawater so that it can be used.

Water Conservation - using less water.

Grey water - type of recycled water usually resued immediately rather than being treated first.

 

Also see Energy Resources, The Earth's Resources, Using The Earth's Resources


 

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