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Words and Collocations
Used when the sun is shining all the time
We’ve had a week of unbroken sunshine so far.
A person or organization that causes pollution
Factories in this town are known to be the main polluters of this river.
A substance that makes air, water, soil, etc. dangerously dirty.
Unfortunately, this area has become a dumping ground for toxic pollutants.
Dirty air that looks like a mixture of smoke and fog, caused by smoke from cars and factories in cities.
smog is a major problem in Beijing.
The act of planting trees in order to make a forest
Wasteland afforestation is found to be a financially viable and environmentally sound use of most of those lands.
All the animals living in a particular area or period in history.
In forestry, these chemicals can lead to a decline in water quality and to declines in aquatic fauna and flora.
All the plants that grow in a particular place or country.
Tourism is damaging the flora of the island.
The marine environment:
The sea and the creatures that live there.
Fish farming poses a threat to the marine environment.
The physical environment:
The place where you live or work, including buildings, furniture, etc.
Improvements to the physical environment range from removing graffiti to planting trees.
Idioms and phrasal verbs
Teem with somebody/something
To be full of people or animals, all moving about
We haven’t been able to find a planet teeming with life.