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Earth (n) - the planet on which we live.

Ecology (n) - the science of the relationship between organisms and their environment; the relationship between organisms and their environment.

Ecosystem (n) - a community of organisms together with its environment that functions as a unit.

Element (n) - one of the four substances that make up the universe: earth, air, fire and water. 

Energy (n) - usable power; the sources of such usable power, such as solar energy or oil.

Endangered species (n) - a group of organisms that is near extinction.

Environment (n) - the climate, natural setting and living things that surround an organism or group of organisms.

Erode (v) - to slowly wear away.

Erosion (n) - the wearing away of the top layer of the Earth (such as soil, sand or rock) by wind, water or glaciers.

Estuary (n) - an area of brackish water where a river flows into the ocean (such as bays, lagoons or saltwater marshes).

Evaporate (v) - to change a liquid into a vapor.

Evaporation (n) - the process of changing a liquid into a vapor.

Everglades (n) - Marshland, underwater and covered in places with tall grass.

Extinct species (n) - a category of organisms that no longer exists (such as dinosaurs).