How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

20 terms

Chapter 3 Reading terms

STUDY
PLAY
Atmosphere
the air in any particular place
Deforestation
clear of forests or trees
Degrade
to treat someone with disrespect
Depleting
to use up the supply of
Disrupt
interrupt
Ecosystems
a biological community of interacting organisms
Emissions
the production and discharge of something
Energy-efficient
using energy efficiently
Erosion
a gradual destruction
Fossil fuels
a natural fuel formed from previous living organisms
Glacial melts
where a glacier melts
Greenhouse gases
a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
Habitats
a natural home of someone/something
Incineration
to destroy by burning
Industrialized
to develop industries on a wide scale
Mitigate
to make less severe
Ozone
a toxic gas formed from electrical discharges or UV lights
Precipitation
rain, snow, sleet, hail, etc.
Ramifications
a consequence from an action or event
Renewable
capable of being renewed