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endangered species
a group of animals or plants that may soon not exist because there are very few alive now
landscape
the appearance of an area of land, especially in the countryside
overfishing
catching so many fish in a part of the sea that there are not many fish left there
climate change
the way the Earth's weather is changing
consequences
the results of an action or situation, especially bad ones
deforestation
when all the trees in a large area are cut down
financial
relating to money or how money is managed
generation
all the people in a society or family who are approximately the same age
industry
the people and activities involved in one type of business
ocean
the sea
responsibility
something that it is your job or duty to deal with
rhino
short for rhinoceros
species
a group of plants or animals which share similar characteristics
tiger
a large wild cat that has yellow fur with black lines on it
extinct
If a type of animal is extinct, it does not now exist.
factory fumes
dirty gas or smoke that comes from a building where things are made
flood
a large amount of water covering an area that is usually dry
law
an official rule in a country
litter
pieces of paper and other waste that are left in public places
may
used to talk about what will possibly happen
melt
If something melts, it changes from a solid into a liquid because of heat and if you melt something, you heat it until it becomes liquid.
might
used to talk about what will possibly happen
polluted
dirty because of harmful substances and waste
pollution
damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste
recycling
when paper, glass, plastic, etc. is put through a process so that it can be used again
rubbish
things that you throw away because you do not want them
smog
air pollution in a city that is a mixture of smoke, gases, and chemicals
waste
material that people throw away because they do not want or need it any more
water pollution
damage caused to water by harmful substances or waste
will
used to talk about what someone or something is able or willing to do
charge
to put electricity into something
disconnect
to separate two things that are joined or connected, especially a piece of equipment and a power supply
energy
the power that comes from electricity, gas, etc.
leave on standby
If you leave a piece of electrical equipment on standby, the power is switched on but you are not using it.
recycle
to collect used paper, glass, plastic, etc., and put if through a process so that it can be used again
reuse
to find a new use for something so that it does not have to be thrown away
save
to make sure that a computer keeps information that you have put on it
throw away
to get rid of something that you do not want any more
waste
to use too much of something or use something badly when there is a limited amount of it
damage
harm or injury
fear
to be worried or frightened that something bad might happen or might have happened
fragile
easily broken, damaged, or destroyed
glacier
a large mass of ice that moves very slowly, usually down a slope or valley
global warming
a gradual increase in world temperatures caused by polluting gases
organism
a living thing, often one that is extremely small
peak
the top of a mountain, or the mountain itself
threat
someone or something that could cause harm or damage
tiny
extremely small
tribe
a group of people who live together, usually in areas far away from cities, and who share the same culture and language and still have a traditional way of life