Natural environment

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Natural environment

Includes all natural land forms, rivers and lakes, trees and plants, but does not include the built environment.

natural environment

The aggregate of the natural external surroundings and conditions, in contrast to the built environment (i.e., those surroundings and conditions resulting from construction by human beings).
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The term environmental quality cuts a wide swath here, encompassing not only the built and natural physical environment, but also non-material factors such as public opinion and corporate behavior.