Environment

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Phrase Example
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marine life Around the islands marine life is seriously threatened by oil slick.
to menace Hurricane Hugo menaced the US coast for seven days.
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natural gas 61 percent of US households used natural gas for heating in 2002.
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oil slick Large oil slicks were found near the coast.
overfertilization Overfertilization is a common problem.
oxygen The cells need oxygen to survive.
ozone layer The ozone layer screens out the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation.
P
permission Ask permission for the privilege to cross private land.
poison The cat was killed by rat poison.
poisonous She has lots of poisonous plants in her garden.
the polar ice caps If the polar ice caps melt, the ocean levels rise.
to pollute Please do not pollute the air.
pollution Air pollution is a problem for all of us.
power station Power stations are only about 40 per cent efficient.
precipitation Rain, snow, hail and sleet are types of precipitation.
preservation He is interested in historic preservation.
prevention The prevention of litter is very important.
to protect Russia wants to protect the environment in the Baltic region.
to purify You can purify water with two chemicals: chlorine bleach and iodine.
R
radiation Radiation is used for medical reasons.
rainforest Tropical rainforests are the Earth's oldest living ecosystems.
to recycle This carton is made from recycled paper.
remedial action The Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan Program was created in 1987.
renewable A renewable energy system converts the energy found in sunlight, wind, falling water, waves, geothermal heat, or biomass.
reusable There are two kinds of plastic bottles: reusable bottles and single-service bottles.
S
to screen from You should screen your eyes from the sun when hiking in the mountains.
sea level Death Valley lies 86 metres (282 feet) below sea level.
sewage Sewage, used water, comes from factories and households.
sewage plant The city needs to have a sewage plant.
sludge Sludge is often used on agricultural land.
soil Soil is the top layer of the earth in which trees, plant etc. grow.
solvent Benzene and turpentine are solvents.
starvation Starvation is the most severe form of malnutrition.
stratosphere The ozone layer is within the stratosphere.
surface About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
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to threaten Toxic chemical substances threaten sea turtles.
tide The tide is in/out.
timber Timber is wood for building ships and houses.
toxic waste A ship with toxic waste sank.
toxic waste dump The toxic waste dump was built.
trawler Trawlers, are not permitted on the lake.
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unleaded Unleaded petrol is less harmful to the environment.
untreated Coastal cities often dump their untreatened wastes into the sea.
urbanization The urabanization is a world-wide trend.
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waste heat The use of waste heat will reduce electricity consumption.
waste paper Recycling waste paper is a favourable method.
waste separation Do you know how to do waste separation?
wind energy Wind energy is widely used in South Africa for water pumping.
windpark/windfarm Offshore windfarms have been built.

Ulrike Schroedter compiled to the list.

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