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Rain


 

Rain (n) water that falls to the Earth in drops; a form of precipitation.

Rain forest (n) a tropical forest that has very tall trees and gets a lot of rain annually.

Recycle (v) To recover useful materials from garbage or waste.

Renewable energy (n) a source of energy that can continue to be used over and over again (such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind).

Reservoir (n) a natural or man-made area that is used to collect and store water for future use.

River (n) a large body of flowing fresh water.

Runoff (n) water that flows across a surface rather than soaking into the surface, which picks up and carries pollution, and eventually drains into rivers, lakes and other waterways.