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Commercial Harvesting


The harvesting of animals or cash crops for commercial reasons.
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Energy Cycle


The means by which energy is cycled through the biosphere
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Zooplankton


Small heterotrophic organisms found inhabiting aquatic ecosystems. Also see plankton and phytoplankton
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Zebra Mussel


A European and Asian freshwater mussel regarded as a nuisance in the Great Lakes and surrounding waterways where it was accidentally introduced. Latin name Dreissena polymorpha
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Xylem


Conducting tissue in vascular plants through which water and mineral nutrients are transported
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Xeroscaping


Landscaping with drought resistant plants that need no watering.
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Xerophyte


Plant that have adaptations to survive prolonged periods of soil drought
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Wind


Moving air, especially a natural and perceptible movement of air parallel to or along the ground.
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Wetland


Natural land-use type that is covered by salt water or fresh water for some time period. This land type can be identified by the presence of particular plant species or characteristic conditions.
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Watt


A unit of measure of electric power at a point in time as capacity or demand. 1 watt = 1 joule/second; 1 joule = energy spent in one second when a current of 1 amp flows through a resistance of 1 ohm; [..]
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