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organic fertilizer


Organic matter added to soil to aid production. Includes manure and compost.
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subsistence agriculture


Agriculture carried out exclusively for the purpose of survival, primarily without sale of crops. May be organic or sustainable, but not necessarily.
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vehicle emissions


Vehicle emissions are chemicals produced by an internal combustion engine which are considered hazardous, primarily carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides.
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wetland


A natural habitat containing water, such as a marsh, swamp, or bog. Wetlands act as filters for rivers and streams and as a storage area for excess water during flooding periods.
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urbanization


The gradual shift of a population from rural (country) living to city life.
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vegan


A lifestyle which excludes animal flesh, animal products (eggs and dairy) and usually excludes honey and alternate use of animal products (silk, leather, wool, gelatin).
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sustainability


A wide ranging term, usually applied to a process which can be repeated over and over without causing negative environmental effects or having other harmful effects (financial, personal, etc.).
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traditional agriculture


Farming based on practices in use for many centuries, including crop rotation, use of animal manure as fertilizer, and the use of animal power.
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superfund


An economic fund of the Environmental Protection Agency intended exclusively for clean-up of major hazardous waste sites.
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source reduction


A process of controlling waste by changing it at the production level.
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