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atmosphere


the study of the air surrounding the earth, or the atmosphere
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phloem


a complex tissue in the vascular system of plants that consists mainly of sieve tubes and elongated cells, functioning in support and storage See also: xylem
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teach calendar of events


What's going on in your neighborhood this month? Meet other people and learn together at recreational and educational events! Our new dynamic calendar is updated daily with current educational events. Part of the Great Lakes Information Network. Search GLIN | GLIN Site Map Contact GLIN (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject [..]
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acid rain Airborne toxic contaminants, such as car emissions and the burning of other fossil fuels, enter the atmosphere and come back down to the land in the form of acid rain
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aesthetics


1: a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty  2: a pleasing appearance or effect
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alewife


a food fish of the herring family that is very abundant on the Atlantic coast; the alewife entered the Great Lakes through the Welland Canal in the 1940s and frequently die-off in large numbers because they are not well adapted to life in freshwater. See also: Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus
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angiosperm


plants that have an enclosed seed. Examples: all flowering plants, including many hardwood trees, such as maples and oaks.
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aquaculture


the cultivation of the natural produce of water (as fish or shellfish)
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archipelago


an expanse of water with many scattered islands; a group of islands
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autonomous


having the right or power of self-government; existing or capable of existing independently
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