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17.15: Evolution and Populations- Challenge 2

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    1. The time period marked by a significant increase in mass production and fossil fuel consumption is the ___.
    Industrial Revolution
    2. ___ kill insects and other pests that eat or harm crops.
    Pesticides
    3. About 17% of the energy used in the U.S. is used for ___.
    agriculture
    4. The abundance of luxuries in some people's lives and the resources required to produce them is referred to as ___.
    overconsumption
    5. ___ is experiencing an increase in abject poverty.
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    6. On average, population is growing ___ in industrialized countries than in developing countries.
    more slowly
    7. The number of individuals of a species that an environment can support is its ___.
    carrying capacity
    8. Human population is growing most rapidly in ___.
    Africa

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