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The environment of a particular location is made up of all the things and conditions found there. Non-living things and conditions like mountains and valleys, rivers and streams, rocks and soils, sunlight and heat, rain and snow make up the physical part of the environment. Living things, like plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria make up the biological part of the environment.

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There are many different physical environments on Earth. Some are dry with very hard soils. Some are wet with very thick, soft soils. Some are hot, while others are cold. Some are hilly. Some are flat. Some are deep under water, while others are on rocky ground. Some have streams of water, while some have streams of slowly moving ice. Photos 2000-www.arttoday.com

Each physical environment creates special problems for the plants and animals living in it. For example, dry environments require living things to find and store water. Cold environments require living things to find ways of keeping warm.

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