Vocabulary on the environment

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Drought
Shortage or lack of water
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Carbon sick
is anything that absorbe more carbone that it release in the atmosphere
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tide
the alternate rising and falling of the sea
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carpooling
an arrangement between people to make a regular trip or to share rides in one vehicule
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non renewable energy
resources that are limited and are used faster than they are produced
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the green house effect
a process in which gases trap the heat of the sun in the earth's atmosphere
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wind turbine
a structure that converts wind energy into electrical energy
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green transportation
riding a bycycle, walking, taking the bus, taking the train
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Global warming
an increase in temperature
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Carbon offset
a green project that people can invest their money in to reduce their CO2 emissions or that balances out the amount of CO2that they emit in the atmosphere
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Flood
a large amount of water what is normally dry land
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conservation
Measures taken to protect our natural resources
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fossil fuels
resources that are formed from dead plants and animal over millions of years
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landfill
an area designated to receive household garbage
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carbon footprint
a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gases that we produce, from driving a car, household energy consumption and ait travel
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renewable enrgy
energy that can be produced as quickly as it used (clean energy)
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Kyoto protocol
an international agreement signed by industrial countries in 1997. Those countries agreed to their greenhouse emissions
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climate change
changes in the weather
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ozone layer
air high above the earth, it blocks dangerous ultraviolet rays
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sustainable development
living in harmony with the environment while advancing our development and filling our needs and those of future generations
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deforestation
destruction of the forest to make room of the agriculture
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compost
a mixture of decaying organic matter such as leaves
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endangered species
animals or plants that are a risk of becoming exinct
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reforestation
the opposite of deforestation
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water
blue gold
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cut down
reduce
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offset
to reduce carbon emissions or greenhouse gases be carbon nautral or balance out CO2 emissions
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thraten
to menace
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raise awarness
to alert the general public to a specific problem
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give off (generate)
emit
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die out
to disappear
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energy-efficient
doning the same tasks as before while using less energy
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hazardous
dangerous
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biodegradable
that can be decomposed by bacteria
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environmentally-friendly (eco-friendlly)
good for the environment to be green that is to do things to protect the environment
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Organic
a type of gardening or agriculture using no chemicals
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is anything that absorbe more carbone that it release in the atmosphere

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the alternate rising and falling of the sea

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an arrangement between people to make a regular trip or to share rides in one vehicule

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resources that are limited and are used faster than they are produced

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