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Cape Floral Kingdom

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On the southwestern tip of Africa is the smallest of the six floral ‘kingdoms’, the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is the only one in the world contained within a single national boundary, and is the richest in that it has the most species, and even the

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Carbon is a building block of the molecules, which make up living cells and is an essential element for life on earth. It is a basic ingredient of bones, carbohydrates, connective tissue, hormones, nerve cells and proteins.

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Carbon Calculator

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The resources we use and greenhouse gases emitted through our lifestyle choices are exceeding the capacity of life support systems of Earth.

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Carbon Dioxide

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Carbon dioxide is a gas that occurs naturally in the air and is produced when animals breathe, vegetation rots and when material containing carbon is burnt or broken down. Carbon dioxide is a key component in photosynthesis, which is the major base s

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Carbon disclosure project (The)

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The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a UK-based not-for-profit organisation holding the largest database of corporate climate change information in the world.

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Carbon Monoxide

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Carbon monoxide is a colourless gas produced by incomplete combustion, mainly from motor vehicles and cigarettes. It is found naturally in the atmosphere in minute quantities.

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Carbon storage/ Sequestration

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Carbon sequestration is the process by which carbon is removed (naturally or artificially) from the atmosphere and effectively placed in storage.

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Carbon Trading

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Carbon Trading (also known as Emissions Trading or 'Cap and Trade') is a market-based mechanism designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in commerce and industry by creating an economic incentive.

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A carcinogen is any substance that is capable of causing cancer in animal tissues. Doctors and scientists do not fully understand how carcinogens cause cancer but much is known about the kinds of substances that cause the cancers.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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