IELTS Environment vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
flora, collocations: dense vegetation, lush vegetation,
deterioration, disintegration, destruction
An area that provides an organism with its basic needs for survival.
Destruction of forests
to live in, occupy, reside
Meaning: describing an animal that is mainly active at night
to move from one place to another
varied, distinct, disparate
A change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The process by which fertile land becomes desert,typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or agriculture.
To make something less pure by exposing it to poisonous or polluting substances.
The water has been contaminated by the release of toxic chemicals into the river.
The water supply is being tested for contamination.
Rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water.
Loss of biodiversity
species becoming extinct
lack of natural resources worldwide
something that is able to decay naturally and harmlessly.
a natural fuel such as coal, gas, or oil formed over long periods of time from the remains of living organisms.
the complete dying out of species