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Deforestation
The cutting down of large amounts of forest to meet business needs
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Conservation
Looking after the environment and protecting animals
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Recycling
Reusing old products to make new ones
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Carbon Emissions
The release of greenhouse gases eg. carbon monoxide from vehicles into the atmosphere
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Greenhouse Effect
The trapping of heat from the sun in the lower atmosphere due to an increase in carbon dioxide, methane and other pollution
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Sustainable Development
The development which thinks of impact on the natural world for future generations
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Pollution
The contamination of something, especially the environment
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Acid Rain
Rain made acid by contamination through pollution in the atmosphere as the result of emissions from factories, vehicles and power stations
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Oil Spills
Leaking of oil into the environment, usually the sea. It can ruin coastlines and cover seabirds and marine life in a thick, toxic coating
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Toxic Chemicals
Poisonous chemicals
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Pesticides
Substances (poison) used to destroy insects and pests that attack crops
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Awe
A feeling of respect; insight into meaning greater than oneself
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Wonder
Marveling at the complexity and beauty of the universe
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Climate Change
The idea that the climate is getting warmer (global warming)
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Droughts
Long periods of abnormally low rainfall which leads to the destruction of food crops
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Famine
Starvation owing to drastic, far-reaching food storage
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Stewardship
The idea that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God
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The release of greenhouse gases eg. carbon monoxide from vehicles into the atmosphere

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The trapping of heat from the sun in the lower atmosphere due to an increase in carbon dioxide, methane and other pollution

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