Terra Environment Dictionary — R

Terra Environment Dictionary is a resource of words, terms and phrases related to environmentalism, as defined by society.

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regenerative agriculture

noun
Also known as regenerative farming, regenerative agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that seeks to rehabilitate and enhance the entire ecosystem of the farm through increasing biodiversity, enriching soils and improving watersheds, among others. It is a method of farming that seeks to improve the resources it uses, rather than destroy or deplete them. Practices include low to zero tilling or ploughing, increasing the variety of different plant species of farm fields, rotating crops and deploying cover crops to avoid leaving soils bare, and minimising the use of artificial, chemical or other biological agents.

renewable energy

noun
Energy collected from renewable sources, naturally replenished on a human timescale. The five most used sources of renewable energy today are biomass (e.g. wood and biogas), moving water, geothermal, wind and solar. Renewable energy are often used for electricity generation, air and water heating or cooling, transportation and off-grid energy services. Today, renewable energy accounts for over a third of global installed power capacity, and costs less than energy generated from fossil fuels.

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