English 2

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  1. the action or process of clearing forests
  2. partially carbonized vegetable tissue formed by partial decomposition in water of various plants (as mosses of the genus Sphagnum)
    peat (Torf)
  3. to give out something e.g. greenhouse gases (noun: emitter)
    to emit (Ausstossen)
  4. wood suitable for building or for carpentry
    timber (Nutzholz)
  5. place or environment where a plant or animal normally or naturally lives and grows
  6. an area of land, when
    considering its natural features
    terrain (Gelände)
  7. a type of farming that involves cutting and burning trees, crops etc. before planting new ones
    slash and burn agriculture (Brandrodungsackerbau)
  8. to plant trees on an area of land which has become empty or spoiled
    reforestation (Wiederaufforstung)
  9. capable of being scaled
    scalability (Skalierbarkeit)
  10. the upper layer of earth that may be dug or ploughed and in which plants grow
    soil (Boden)
  11. the spicy root of a tropical plant which is used in cooking or eaten preserved in sugar
    ginger (Ingwer)
  12. renewal or restoration of a biological system
    regeneration (Wiederherstellung)
  13. a colourless gas that forms a large part of the air on Earth and which is needed by people, animals and plants to live
    oxygen (Sauerstoff)
  14. the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal or wood, has burned
    ash (Asche)
  15. any substance which plants or animals need in order to live and grow
    nutrient (Nährstoff)
  16. an area of coral, the top of which can sometimes be seen just above the sea
    coral reef (Korallenriff)
  17. not able to burn or able to burn only with difficulty
    fire resistant (Feuerfest)
  18. to pierce so as to let off or draw out a fluid
    tap (abzapfen)
  19. the part of the plant which grows down into the earth to get water and food and which holds the plant firm in the ground
    root (Wurzel)
  20. a gas with no colour or taste which forms about 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere and is a part of all things which live
    nitrogen (Stickstoff)
  21. a place where plants and trees are grown, especially for sale
    nursery (Baumgarten)
  22. to gradually increase in number or amount
    accumulate (sich anhäufen)
  23. the amount of rain that falls
    rainfall (Niederschlagsmenge)
  24. a natural or chemical substance which is spread on the land or given to plants, to make plants grow well
    fertiliser (Dünger)
  25. a large amount of snow and ice that suddenly falls down a mountain
    avalanche (Lawine)
  26. the broken pieces of larger objects left lying on the ground after being destroyed
    debris (Schutt)
  27. not suitable for living in
    uninhabitable (unbewohnbar)
  28. a tool used for lifting and moving something such as snow or soil
    shovel (Schaufel)
  29. a period whenn no electricitiy is available
    power outage
  30. having had all the leaves removed
    defoliated (entlaubt)
  31. someone or something that still exists after an event that could have killed or destroyed them
    survivor (Überlebende)
  32. a sudden shaking movement of the ground
    earthquake (Erdbeben)
  33. someone who has been affected by a bad situation such as an accident or an illness
    victim (Opfer)
  34. a violent storm with extremely strong winds and heavy rains
    hurricane (Hurrikan)
  35. the greatest in size, amount, degree etc. that has ever been known
    unprecedented (beispiellos)
  36. far away from other cities, towns or people
    remote (abgelegen)
  37. to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
    alleviate (lindern)
  38. someone who offers to do something without being paid
    volunteer (Freiwilliger)
  39. animals such as cows, sheep and pigs that are kept on farms
    livestock (Vieh)
  40. long period of time when there is little or no rain and crops die
    drought (Dürre)
  41. not able to get out
    trapped (gefangen)
  42. to spoil or destroy something, for example, a town
    decimate (dezimieren)
  43. money, that you give to an organization, espacially one that help people
    donation (Spende)
  44. no longer in the ground (trees and bushes)
    uprooted (entwurzelt)
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English 2
2011-05-16 15:25:03

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