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A nonliving thing is no longer living or has never had the traits of life including respiration, reproduction, movement, metabolism, sensitivity and growth. Nonliving things do not require energy to continue existing in ... More »

A nonliving thing is a body or object that is inanimate or dead. It is anything that lacks or stops displaying the characteristics of life. One of the most significant characteristics and differences of a nonliving to a ... More »

Climate, sunlight, fire, soil and topography are some nonliving items in a rainforest. Named abiotic factors, these impact the health of the biotic factors, or living elements, of both tropical and temperate rainforests. More »

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