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THE ENVIRONMENT

General Topics

English vocabulary - the environment - general vocabulary

air quality

calidad del aire

The air quality is usually terrible near factories.

climate change

/ˈklaɪmət ˈtʃeɪndʒ/

cambio climático

pollution

/pəˈluːʃən/

contaminación

to pollute

/pəˈluːt/

contaminar

polluted

/pəˈluːtɪd/

contaminado

They are making a big effort to clean the polluted river.

environmental issues/concerns

problema medioambiental

we need to raise awareness within young people about the environmental issues.

raise awareness

concienciar

we need to raise awareness within young people about the environmental issues.

restrictions

restricciones

They introduced restrictions on driving in the city centre to reduce pollution.

Air Quality

English vocabulary - air pollution

smog

/ˈsmɒg/

esmog, niebla contaminante

You can usually find industrial cities covered by thick smog.

fumes

/ˈfjuːm/

vapores, gases

Car exhaust fumes are harmful for the health.

car emissions

emisiones (de gases) de los coches

hazy

brumoso

It can still get hazy in winter.

Recicling

waste

/ˈweɪst/

desperdicio, basura

garbage

/ˈgɑːrbɪdʒ/

basura

rubbish

/ˈrʌbɪʃ/

basura

trash

/ˈtræʃ/

basura

sort out

ordenar, clasificar, poner en orden

You need to sort out your garbage in order to recicle it.

enviromentally friendly

ecológico, respetuoso con el medio abiente

landfill

vertedero

harmful

dañino

Pesticides are harmful for the environment.

Climate change

English Vocabulary - places to live

carbon emission

emisiones de carbono

We need to cut carbon emissions to zero.

greenhouse gasses

gases de efecto invernadero

Greenhouse gasses increase the temperature of the planet.

reforestation programs

programas de reforestación

Thanks to reforestation programs, trees are growing again in lots of places.

sea level

nivel del mar