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environmental degradation
the process or fact of the environment becoming worse
to take action on global warming
to do what has to be done on problems related to global warming
to deplete natural resources
To reduce the amount of natural resources.
ozone layer depletion
refers to a steady decline in the total amount of ozone in the Earth's atmosphere
an ecological crisis
a serious situation that occurs when the environment of a species or a population changes in a way that destabilizes its continued survival
carbon footprint
a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide that is produced by the daily activities of a company or person
to cut down on emissions
to reduce the amount of gases sent out into the air
to fight climate change
To try to prevent changes in climate patterns, such as rainfall, temperature and winds.
to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels
to decrease people’s consumptionof fossil fuels, like oil, coal or gas.
to alleviate environmental problems
to make bad environmental problems less severe
to throw one’s weight behind something
To use one's influence to help support
alternative energy sources
refers to any energy source that is an alternative to fossil fuel
food miles
Distance food has to travel between where it is grown or made and where it is consumed
captive breeding
the reproduction of animals in confinement, not in their natural habitats
to disrupt lessons
cản trở tiết học: If strict discipline is not imposed on pupils who ______ then the education of all the children in the school will suffer.
environmental impact assessment
a study into how a development, like a new road, a new dam or other construction activity will affect the plants, animals and local communities living in an area.
the greenhouse effect
the natural process by which the sun warms the surface of the Earth
global warming
the process by which the Earth is getting hotter, as a result of the greenhouse effect – in particular the increase in carbon dioxide in the air
habitat destruction
the process that occurs when a natural habitat, like a forest or wetland, is changed so dramatically by humans that plants and animals which live there.
endangered species
plants or animals that only exist in very small numbers, so that in future they may disappear forever
on the brink of extinction
an animal or plant which has almost disappeared from the planet
renewable energy
energy is renewable when it source, like the sun or wind, cannot be exhausted or can easily be replaced (like wood, as we can plant trees for energy
wind farms
an area of land on which there are a lot of windmills or wind turbines for producing electricity
environmentally friendly
behavior or products that do not harm the environment
the green movement
all the organisations concerned with the protection of the environment
to discharge chemical waste
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to be bio-degradable
phân hủy sinh học
to hold somebody accountable for
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