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habitat

[hab′itat]
Etymology: L, habitare, to dwell
a natural environment where an organism, including a human being, may live and grow normally.

habitat

that part of the environment, for example, stream, meadowland, salt marsh, etc., which is occupied by an animal or plant.

habitat

the environment inhabited by a specific organism or animal.
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A Habitat for Humanity Gift from the Heart is the perfect way both to honor loved ones and to help families in need of homes," said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.
Students took a pretest addressing content knowledge of bird adaptations for habitat and descriptive vocabulary one week before instruction began, and the posttest a week after the five-weeklong unit of study concluded.
Citi Habitats has announced the formation of its Landlord Services Division, offering a host of complimentary services to landlords and developers citywide.
Once there, Habitat will reconstruct the four-bedroom homes on site.
Also, logging companies deforest (cut down and remove trees) vast areas of ape habitat to collect wood to sell.
For much of this year, Congress has been mulling ways of reshaping the ESA, and critical habitat rules have formed one of the liveliest battlegrounds.
Since its inception in 1997, nearly 570 Habitat for Humanity International affiliates and 2,000 recycling centers have joined the Cans for Habitat program, a partnership between Habitat and the Aluminum Association, Washington.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA), passed by Congress and signed by President Nixon in 1973, established lists of endangered and threatened species and prohibited the killing or harming of them and their habitat.
Outside their preferred habitat, they pick up speed, moving six to eight times faster than when they meander among lupines, says ecologist Cheryl B.