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Wednesday, February 16

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    Densely populated:
    Dependency ratio:
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    has the ability
    ability
    to keep
    Emigration: People who live their country.
    Fertility rate:
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    Net migration gain: Countries which recieve more by immigartion than they lose through emigaration and so are likely to have an overall population increase.
    Net migration loss: Countries which lose more through emigration than they gain by immigration.
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    parents to buy
    buy
    them food,
    Optimum population: Happens when there is a balance between the number of people living in an area and the number of resources in it.
    Over population: Happens when there are more people than the relative resources an area has available for them.
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Friday, February 11

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  2. page Glossary edited ... NGO: Nongovernmental organizations. Any non-profit, voluntary citizen's group which is organiz…
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    NGO: Nongovernmental organizations. Any non-profit, voluntary citizen's group which is organized in a local, national and international level, providing humanitarian functions.
    Reference: http://www.ngo.org/ngoinfo/define.html
    NIC: The category of newly industrialized country (NIC) is a socioeconomicclassification applied to several countries around the world by political scientists and economists. Eg: Brazil, China, etc.
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newly_industrialized_country

    Primary industry: A sector of the industry characterized for collecting and extracting natural resources and raw materials. Eg: oil extraction, fishing, farming...
    Quotas: A protectionist trade restriction which sets a physical limit on the quantity of the imports.
    Secondary industry: A sector of the industry characterized for manufacturing raw materials into final products.
    Short-term aid: Aid given immediately to countries which are affected by a disaster (natural disasters, wars, etc). Aid can be food, clothes, medical supply and more.
    Tariffs: A protectionist trade restriction which sets a tax on imports and/or exports.
    Tertiary industry: Also known as service industry. A sector of the industry characterized for providing services.
    World Bank: The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans[2] to developing countries for capital programmes. The World Bank has a goal of reducing poverty. By law, all of its decisions must be guided by a commitment to promote foreign investment,international trade and facilitate capital investment.
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank

    Resource Consumption
    Appropriate technology: It is the type of technology designed with consideration with various aspects of the community (economic, environmental, social, ethical, etc.)
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    Geothermal power: It is electricity generated and stored in th earth originated from the radioactive decay of minerals.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_energy
    HEP:HEP (Hydroelectric Power): Energy produced by using the power derived from moving water, normally found in rivers.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropower

    Non-renewable resources: It is a natural resorce which can't be produced, generated or re-used.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-renewable_resource
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Thursday, February 10

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    Monocultures:Monoculture is the agricultural practice of producing or growing one single crop over a wide area. It is widely used in modern industrial agriculture and its implementation has allowed for large harvests from minimal labor.
    Negative heat balance: When there is no equIlibrium between the radiation received by the earth and atmosphere from the sun and that emitted by the earth and atmosphere
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    water scarcity: the situation where there is not enough water to meet all demands, including that needed for ecosystems to function effectively
    Positive heat balance:
    Rain guage:gauge: a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and measure the amount of liquid precipitation over a set period of time.
    Salinisation: The build up of salts in soil as a result of the capillary flow of saline water towards the surface. A common problem in areas where the land is irrigated.
    Solar radiation: is radiant energy emitted by the sun, particularly electromagnetic energy. About half of the radiation is in the visible short-wave part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    Strip farming: a method of farming in which long thin pieces of land across the contour are planted with different crops in order to reduce soil erosion.
    Terracing: In agriculture, a terrace is a leveled section of a hilly cultivated area, designed to slow or prevent the rapid run-off of irrigation water. Often such land is formed into multiple terraces, giving a stepped appearance.
    Thermometer:
    Weather:
    an instrument for measuring temperature, especially one having a graduated glass tube with a bulb containing a liquid, typically mercury or colored alcohol, that expands and rises in the tube as the temperature increases.
    Weather:The state of the air or atmosphere with respect to heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, clearness or cloudiness and other meteorological phenomena.

    Freshwater - Issues & conflicts
    
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    Resource Consumption
    Appropriate technology: It is the type of technology designed with consideration with various aspects of the community (economic, environmental, social, ethical, etc.)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appropriate_technology
    Biomass: Is is the biological material from living organisms such as wood or waste.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomass
    Fossil fuels: They are fuels formed by the decomposition of dead organisms underground.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel
    Fuel wood: It is the fuel obtained from burning wood, occasionlly used for steam engines and turbines.
    Geothermalhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_fuel
    Geothermal
    power: It is electricity generated and stored in th earth originated from the radioactive decay of minerals.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_energy

    HEP:
    Non-renewable resources: It is a natural resorce which can't be produced, generated or re-used.
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    Nuclear power: Energy produced by non explosive nuclear reactions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power
    Renewable resources:resources: It is a natural resource that can be replaced by natural processes.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_resource

    Solar power: It is the energy obtained from the conversion of sunlight into electricity.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power

    Wave power: It is the transport of energy by waves in the ocean.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power

    Wind power: It is the conversion of wind energy by using wind turbines that move to generate electricity.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power

    Environmental Sustainability
    Afforestation: is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where the preceding vegetation or land use was not forest.
    Albedo: is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface.
    Anemometer: is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument.
    Climate:encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric preassure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological elements in a given region over a long period of time.
    Condensation:is the change of the physical state of matter from gaseous phase into liquid phase.

    Climate:
    Condensation:

    Crop rotation: is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons for various benefits.
    Deforestation:is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a nonforest use.

    Deforestation:

    Economic water scarcity: economic water scarcity occurs when water resources are abundant relative to water use, but insufficient infrastructure or financial capacity prevents people from accessing the water they need.
    Energy balance: A condition in which the energy budget is balanced; the system neither gains nor loses energy.
    Eutrophication: excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life; the decomposition of the plants depletes the supply of oxygen, leading to the death of animal life
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    Reference: http://www.ngo.org/ngoinfo/define.html
    NIC:
    Primary industry: sector of the industry characterized for the collection and extraction of natural resources and raw materials. Eg: extraction of oil, farming, fishing, etc.
    Quotas: A protectionist trade restriction. Sets a limit in quantity on the imports.
    Secondary industry: sector of the industry characterized for manufacturing raw materials into finished products.
    Short-term aid: quick help given when a place suffers from a disaster. Help can be food, medical supplies, clothes, etc.
    Tariffs: Protectionist trade restriction. A tax on exports or/and imports.
    Tertiary industry: sector of industry characterized for providing services. Also known as, service industry.
    World Bank: The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans[2] to developing countries for capital programmes. The World Bank has a goal of reducing poverty. By law, all of its decisions must be guided by a commitment to promote foreign investment,international trade and facilitate capital investment.
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank

    Resource Consumption
    Appropriate technology: It is the type of technology designed with consideration with various aspects of the community (economic, environmental, social, ethical, etc.)
    Biomass: Is is the biological material from living organisms such as wood or waste.
    Fossil fuels: They are fuels formed by the decomposition of dead organisms underground.
    Fuel wood: It is the fuel obtained from burning wood, occasionlly used for steam engines and turbines.
    Geothermal power:
    HEP:
    Non-renewable resourcesresources: It is a natural resorce which can't be produced, generated or re-used.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-renewable_resource

    Nuclear power: Energy produced by non explosive nuclear reactions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power

    Renewable resources:
    Solar power:
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    Wind power:
    Environmental Sustainability
    Afforestation: is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where the preceding vegetation or land use was not forest.
    Albedo: is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface.
    Anemometer:
    Climate:
    Condensation:
    is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument.
    Climate:encompasses the statistics of temperature, humidity, atmospheric preassure, wind, rainfall, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological elements in a given region over a long period of time.
    Condensation:is the change of the physical state of matter from gaseous phase into liquid phase.

    Crop rotation:
    Deforestation:
    is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons for various benefits.
    Deforestation:is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a nonforest use.

    Economic water scarcity: economic water scarcity occurs when water resources are abundant relative to water use, but insufficient infrastructure or financial capacity prevents people from accessing the water they need.
    Energy balance: A condition in which the energy budget is balanced; the system neither gains nor loses energy.
    Eutrophication: excessive nutrients in a lake or other body of water, usually caused by runoff of nutrients (animal waste, fertilizers, sewage) from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life; the decomposition of the plants depletes the supply of oxygen, leading to the death of animal life
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    Short-term aid: quick help given when a place suffers from a disaster. Help can be food, medical supplies, clothes, etc.
    Tariffs: Protectionist trade restriction. A tax on exports or/and imports.
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    service industry.
    World

    World
    Bank: The
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    facilitate capital investment.[3]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank
    investment.
    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank

    Resource Consumption
    Appropriate technology:
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    Reference: http://www.ngo.org/ngoinfo/define.html
    NIC:
    Primary industry: sector of the industry characterized for the collection and extraction of natural resources and raw materials. Eg: extraction of oil, farming, fishing, etc.
    Quotas: A protectionist trade restriction. Sets a limit in quantity on the imports.
    Secondary industry: sector of the industry characterized for manufacturing raw materials into finished products.
    Short-term aid: quick help given when a place suffers from a disaster. Help can be food, medical supplies, clothes, etc.
    Tariffs: Protectionist trade restriction. A tax on exports or/and imports.
    Tertiary industry:
    World
    sector of industry characterized for providing services. Also known as, service industry.
    World
    Bank: The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans[2] to developing countries for capital programmes. The World Bank has a goal of reducing poverty. By law, all of its decisions must be guided by a commitment to promote foreign investment,international trade and facilitate capital investment.[3]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank

    Resource Consumption
    Appropriate technology: It is the type of technology designed with consideration with various aspects of the community (economic, environmental, social, ethical, etc.)
    Biomass: Is is the biological material from living organisms such as wood or waste.
    Fossil fuels: They are fuels formed by the decomposition of dead organisms underground.
    Fuel wood: It is the fuel obtained from burning wood, occasionlly used for steam engines and turbines.
    Geothermal power:
    HEP:
    Non-renewable resources: It is a natural resorce which can't be produced, generated or re-used.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-renewable_resource
    resources
    Nuclear power: Energy produced by non explosive nuclear reactions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power

    Renewable resources:
    Solar power:
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