Vocabularies

The Environment

The air, water and land in or on which people, animals and plants live.

Climate

The weather conditions generally present in an area or over a long period.

Climate Change

The change in global climate patterns which appeared from the mid to late 20th century onwards, caus

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

The gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out.

Fossil Fuels

A natural fuel such as coal, gas, or oil formed in the geological past from the remains of living or

Global Warming

A gradual rise in the world's temperatures caused by polluting gases such as carbon dioxide whic

deforestation

Cutting down and clearing areas of forest.

habitat

The natural environment in which an animal or plant usually lives.

Ecosystem

All the living things in an area and the way they affect each other and the environment.

Biodiversity

The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which

Contamination

To make something less pure by exposing it to poisonous or polluting substances.

Toxic / Toxin

Poisonous / A poisonous substance

Waste

A material or substance which is eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required after the c
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