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Air pollution is a big problem today.
Alternative, andere Möglichkeit
Wind energy is an alternative to nuclear energy.
The WWF works hard to save lives of wild animals such as the Siberian tiger.
The atmosphere protects the Earth.
= nuclear energy
Is atomic energy the answer to our energy problems?
The summer was warm - with an average temperature of 23°C.
A big earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay area in October 1989, and 62 people died.
(ver-, nieder-) brennen
In South America farmers burn down huge forests.
Hurricane Katrina was a catastrophe which destroyed many houses.
We use too many chemicals in the house.
säubern, reinigen, aufräumen
Every year in spring our youth group cleans up part of the river Avon.
From the cliffs of Dover you have a fantastic view across the English Channel.
Experts tell us that the climate of the earth will change.
The climate change favors the mosquito that carries the malaria disease.
A fire in a Russian nuclear power station sent a radioactive cloud across Europe.
On many Indian reservations coal and oil were found.
On the coast the climate is mild.
Keep our countryside clean and beautiful.
There is the danger that rare animals and plants will die out.
In the Arctic the temperature can drop to minus 50 degrees Celsius.
In the desert in can be as hot 54 degree Celsius in the summer.
≠ (to) save
We must not destroy more of our environment.
Let us stop the destruction of our forests!
Lying in the sun too long can be dangerous to the skin.
= industrialized countries
≠ developing countries, Third World countries
The developed countries should help the poorer ones.
(to) die out
≠ to survive
Many wild animals are about to die out.
I cannot stand the dirt and terrible noise of big cities.
The oil tanker accident was a disaster for the Spanish and French coasts.
(to) dry up
When it doesn't rain for a long time many rivers will dry up.
We must not use the oceans as cheap dumps.
Old car tyres have been dumped into the woods.
Death Valley is the hottest place on earth.
In 1906 an earthquake in San Francisco killed 700 people.
What will be the effects of changing temperatures on plants and animals?
= (electric) power
Even today the Amish people in America don't use cars or electricity.
In our homes we should try to save energy.
The environment is the natural world around us in which people, animals and plants live.
Young people are interested in environmental organisations such as the World Wide Fund (WWF) or Greenpeace.
In the autumn we get a lot of fog, rain and wind.
It's best to listen to the weather forecast before you go into the mountains.
The rain forest in the Amazon is important for the climate on earth.
Coal and natural gas are examples of fossil fuel.
≠ (to) melt
(er-) frieren, gefrieren, erstarren
If the sun shines less we will freeze.
eiskalt, unter Null
In the desert the nights are often freezing cold.
Tourists who come to Yellowstone are told not to leave any garbage.
Erwärmung der Erde, Erderwärmung
People today know about the dangers of global warming.
The earth is getting warmer. Is this the greenhouse effect?
Millions of cars produce greenhouse gases.
In northern Canada the ground is frozen most of the year.
Hügel, Berg, Hang
We made an excursion into the green hills of Wales.
Hygiene standards in Third World countries are low.
In the past, some countries threw their industrial waste into the North Sea.
= litter, waste, rubbish, garbage
Ed's room is filled with junk
Loch Ness is the longest lake in Scotland.
Niveau, Ebene, Bereich
A high level of ozone in the air is unhealthy.
= junk, waste, rubbish, garbage
Do not leave litter in the countryside. Take it home with you.
The air in the city centres is loaded with dangerous chemicals.
≠ (to) freeze
The ice of the poles is melting.
Even in the mountains people throw away their rubbish.
Natural gas was found on some Indian reservations.
We need nature- nature doesn't need us.
nuclear power plant
In 1986 a Soviet nuclear power plant at Chernobyl exploded.
We have to find a safe place for nuclear waste.
The world's oceans are: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic.
The ozone layer is getting thinner over the Antarctic.
jmdn. überzeugen (etwas zu tun), überreden
People should be persuaded to use paper bags instead of plastic ones.
Big cars use too much petrol.
Let us plant more trees to keep the air fresh.
Let us plant more trees to keep the air fresh.
≠ (to) clean
The burning of coal and oil pollutes the air.
Why don't we use the energy from the sun? It is less polluting.
In the 1950s nobody thought about pollution.
A fire broke out at the Russian power station at Chernobyl.
= (to) shelter
Always wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun in hot countries.
In Scotland you get a lot of rain even in the summer.
Tropical rain forests cover 7% of the Earth's surface.
recyceln, wieder aufarbeiten
Special firms recycle bottles, plastic and paper.
Bodenschätze, Ressourcen, Mittel
Coal, oil and wood are natural resources.
A bottle which you return to the shop so that it can be used again.
The weather in Iceland is often rough.
- After the rainy season the weather gets hotter every day.
In the 1950's the air in London was full of thick black smoke.
In the future, men will use more solar energy.
The Earth is different from all other planets in our solar system.
Thousands of species of plants and animals could die out because of global warming.
The little stream behind our house is full of interesting frogs and insects.
≠ to die out
People need water, oxygen and food to survive.
There are gases in the air that control the earth's temperature.
We live in a throw-away society.
Where shall we put our toxic waste?
Germans are good at waste separation.
Waste paper is a valuable raw material.
Waste water must not flow into our rivers.
We need more wind energy when oil runs out.