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SAURER REGEN
Environmentalists are very passionate about the effect of acid rain on our forest.
WEGWERFEN
Seabirds and turtles are swallowing discarded plastic.
AUFNEHMEN
The albatross died because it had ingested plastic.
ÖKOLOGISCH NACHHALTIG
To make your consumer behavior sustainable, you should only buy what you need.
ZERFALLEN
Microorganisms decompose in the soil and the groundwater.
MÜLLABFUHR
Almost every city runs a weekly rubbish collection service for households.
UNKRAUTVERNICHTUNGSMITTEL
A herbicide is used to kill unwanted plants.
SCHÄDLICHE ABGASE
Can noxious fumes be given off a gas oven?
MÜLLABLADEPLATZ
A tortoise which climbed into a rubbish bin was found alive at a landfill site.
CO2-FREI
This environmental initiative will help you to go carbon free.
ABSCHAFFEN
Many people would like to see plastic bags eliminated.
WEGWERF-LEBENSSTIL
All this pollution is caused by our throwaway living style.
NACHHALTIGKEIT
To attain sustainability we must reduce our impact on the environment.
NIEDERSCHLÄGE
Researchers estimate that precipitation across the globe may change.
WIEDERVERWENDBAR
Plastic bags should be replaced by reusable bags.
MÜLLTRENNUNG
Initially waste separation was started to process household waste.
ABWASSER
Today all wastewater is disposed of by public sewage systems.
ENERGIESPAREND
Always buy energy efficient products!
MÜLLDEPONIE
Giving away bags for free increases the amount of waste going into landfill.
ETWAS ENTSORGEN
The best way to dispose of paint is to deliver it to a waste recycling centre.
BIOGAS-ANLAGE
We offer an anaerobic digester for producing methane gas from waste biomass.
TREIBHAUSEFFEKT
The greenhouse effect was first discovered by J. Fourier in 1824.
MÜLL ABLADEN
It's disappointing that many people continue to dump rubbish in the forest.
GENMANIPULIERT
G.M. means the same as genetically manipulated.
ÖKOLOGISCHER FUßABDRUCK
On the internet you find carbon footprint calculators to measure your impact on our climate.
MÜLLVERBRENNUNG
What are the health risks of waste incineration?
SCHÄDLINGSBEKÄMPFUNGSMITTEL
Biologically-based pesticides are safer than traditional pesticides.
SCHADSTOFF
This newly detected pollutant is as damaging as cigarette smoke.
BIO-KRAFTSTOFF
Biofuels have caused a food crisis by forcing global food prices up by 75%.
ÜBERWEIDUNG
Overgrazing of pastures is a serious problem of modern agriculture.
ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE
Geothermal energy belongs to the renewable forms of energy.
HUNGERSNOT
During the 1959/61 famine in China millions starved to death.
ERNTEERTRAG
Applying fertilizer can double crop yields.
WALDSTERBEN
In that region a forest blight has occurred due to global warming.
VERUNREINIGEN
Freshwater lakes are increasingly contaminated by pesticides.
KRAFTWERK
The government supported coal-fired *power stations* and wind power stationspower stationsupported coal-fired *power stations* and wind *power stations* .
NAHRUNGSMITTELKNAPPHEIT
The current world food shortage is directly linked to fuel, especially bio-fuel.
ABFALL, MÜLL
Depending on the type of material, waste can also be called rubbish, litter, garbage or junk.
BIOLOGISCH ABBAUBAR
Biodegradable plastics are made from renewable resources.
SICH ANPASSEN AN
Man has learnt to adapt to his environment.
WEGWERF-
You should prefer reusable to disposable shopping bags.
UMWELTVERSCHMUTZUNG
Environmental pollution is increasingly attacking the earth's ecosphere.
VOM AUSSTERBEN BEDROHT
How many plant species are threatened by extinction?
FCKW
CFCs were developed for refrigeration and spray cans.
SICH ZERSETZEN
Chemical substances can decompose into its elements.
AUSSTOßEN
Some air fresheners emit dozens of toxic chemicals.
WELTWEITE KLIMAERWÄRMUNG
Our research focuses on global warming and climate change.
ACKERLAND
In China, arable land is shrinking fast.
ROHSTOFFVORKOMMEN
Why do we deplete our natural resources and poison the atmosphere?
FOSSILER BRENNSTOFF
Burning any fossil fuel contributes to the greenhouse effect.
KOHLENDIOXID
Carbon dioxide can be found in air, but also in water.
KATALYSATOR
The catalytic converter cleans gases passing through a car's exhaust systems.
DÜNGER
"How much fertilizer should I spread on my lawn?"
BODENEROSION
Soil erosion is a major environmental problem all over the globe.
DÜRREPERIODE
Changes in the water cycle have caused floods and droughts.
GLÜHBIRNE
Light bulbs are gradually replaced by light-emitting diodes (LED).
BIOLOGISCHER LANDBAU
Organic farming has become a fast growing segment of agriculture.
ENEGIEEINSPARUNG
Energy conservation should be among everyone's main priorities.
ENERGIESPAREND
Road lighting with modern energy-efficient technology is not expensive.
MAISSTÄRKE
You can use cornstarch bags to dispose of your green waste.