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Natural Environment

An aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences and all other external factors, except humans, affecting humans at any given time. The universe as it exists without human beings. The earth planetary components include: land(any portion of the earth not considered water or air: such as soil, rocks, lava, including that beneath bodies of water), water(a pure or impure compound of hydrogen and oxygen existing in forms such as rain, fog, clouds, oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, springs), air(a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, and minute amounts of other gases that surround the earth and forms its atmosphere.), and all non-human life forms, such as animals and plants of any shape, size, form, function, or purpose. Also included is the material universe beyond the earth’s atmosphere that has not been altered by humans.

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