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water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
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hydropower
Hydropower or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes
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photon
A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of all forms of electromagnetic radiation including light
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photosynthesis
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities
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acid rain
Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions
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acid rain
Acid rain is a rain or any other form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that it possesses elevated levels of hydrogen ions
photosynthesis
Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities
photon
A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of all forms of electromagnetic radiation including light
hydropower
Hydropower or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes
water cycle
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle or the H2O cycle, describes the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth
tidal energy
Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity
wind farms
A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity
wind turbines
A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical power
divergent plate boundaries
In plate tectonics, a divergent boundary or divergent plate boundary is a linear feature that exists between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other
geothermal
Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth
hot spots
In geology, the places known as hotspots or hot spots are volcanic regions thought to be fed by underlying mantle that is anomalously hot compared with the surrounding mantle

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