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THE ENVIRONMENT

Vocabulary related to the environment

TermDefinition
DEFORESTATION CUTTING DOWN FORESTS
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLAR POWER< TIDAL POWER AND WIND POWER
FOSSIL FUELS OIL, COAL OR GAS
ENDANGERED SPECIES WILDLIFE WHICH IS AT RISK OF DYING OUT
GREENHOUSE GASES GASES SUCH AS CARBON DIOXIDE THAT CAUSE THE EARTH's TEMPERATURE TO RISE
DROUGHT A PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THERE IS LITTLE RAIN
FLORA AND FAUNA PLANTS AND ANIMALS
PRECIPITATION RAINFALL or SNOWFALL
REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCE YOUR PERSONAL IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
LITTER SMALL PIECES OF RUBBISH SUCH AS PAPER OR CANS THAT PEOPLE LEAVE LYING IN THE STREET
ECO-TOURISM HOLIDAYS THAT DO NOT HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT
CONSERVATION PROTECTION OF THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
HABITAT THE PLACE WHERE A SPECIES OF ANIMAL OR PLANT IS USUALLY FOUND
THE ATMOSPHERE THE MIXTURE OF GASES THAT SURROUNDS THE EARTH
POLLUTION THE CONTAMINATION OF AIR, SOIL OR WATER
EMISSIONS GAS THAT IS SENT OUT INTO THE AIR BY FACTORIES< VEHICLES etc
WIND FARM A GROUP OF WIND TURBINES WHICH ARE USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY
RISING SEA LEVELS THE INCREASING HEIGHT OF SEAS AND OCEANS
PRISTINE (BEACH, COUNTRYSIDE) UNSPOILT
NATURE RESERVE A PLACE WHERE ANIMALS AND PLANTS ARE PROTECTED
PRESERVE (V) TO KEEP SOMETHING THE SAME OR PREVENT IT FROM BEING DAMAGED
BECOME EXTINCT DIE OUT
TOXIC WASTE WASTE FROM INDUSTRY THAT IS POISONOUS
TRAFFIC FUMES GASES THAT COME FROM VEHICLES
Created by: jonnyv