Acid Rain – rain, snow, fog or dust with a pH below 5.
Agenda 21 – a commitment to move towards sustainable development at government and local level.
Alien Species – a plant or animal that moves from its original habitat into a new area.
Alternative Energy – does not deplete natural resources and does not harm the environment, for example, solar power.
Biodiversity – the variety of species found in a particular area.
Bio-fuels – energy generated from organic matter (biomass), including wood and crops.
Carbon Footprint – the impact of human activity measured in carbon dioxide units.
Carbon Offsetting – removing the same amount of carbon from the atmosphere as produced by an activity such as air travel.
Conservation – protection of the environment and natural resources of the earth including plant and animal life.
Coral Bleaching – when sea temperatures rise, the coral die and lose their colour.
Deforestation – loss of forest due to climate change or the use of trees without replacing them.
Direct Action – the use of violent or non-violent methods to influence a political decision.
Ecosystem – all living and non-living things in a particular environment and the way they work together.
Ecotourism – responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and the well-being of the local culture.
Endangered – when the numbers of a species are so low or it is facing such severe threats it may become extinct.
Environmental Refugees – people displaced by environmental disasters caused by climate change.
Extinct – the total disappearance of a particular type of living organism.
Fossil Fuel – fuel formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals.
Geothermal Energy – energy obtained from rock heated by earth’s core.
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