During the last hundred years we have done great DAMAGE to the ENVIRONMENT.
There’s a large CHEMICAL FACTORY in our town which has POLLUTED the river three times already.
The government is very worried about the POLLUTION of our rivers.
A lot of HOUSEHOLD WASTE like bottles and newspapers can be RECYCLED and used again.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS are furious with the American government for delaying measures which will reduce GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
There are lots of things we can do to PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.
damage – danno
environment – ambiente
chemical factory – fabbrica chimica
to pollute – inquinare
pollution – inquinamento
household waste – rifiuti domestici
to recycle – riciclare
environmentalist – ambientalista
greenhouse – serra
to protect – proteggere
gas emission – emissione di gas
HOW WE DAMAGE OUR ENVIRONMENT
The government is introducing strict new rules on the dumping of TOXIC WASTE by industry.
Farmers CONTRIBUTE TO ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE by spraying crops with PESTICIDES.
EMISSIONS from factories in northern Germany AFFECT the environment in large parts of Scandinavia.
Tropical rainforests have always helped to keep the environment in balance but recent DEFORESTATION means they no longer absorb as much carbon dioxide as they used to.
EXHAUST FUME from cars and other vehicles causes a great deal of damage to the environment.
toxic waste – rifiuti tossici
to contribute to sth – contribuire a qualcosa
environmental damage – danno ambientale
pesticide – pesticida
emission – emissione
to affect sth – influire su qualcosa
deforestation – deforestazione
exhaust fume – fumi di scarico
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Make sure your car runs on UNLEADED PETROL and your home uses sources of RENEWABLE ENERGY.
Use PUBLIC TRANSPORT instead of taking your car.
Take glass, paper and plastic to a RECYCLING POINT and your empty bottles to a BOTTLE BANK.
Buy ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY products whenever possible.
unleaded petrol – benzina senza piombo
renewable energy – energia rinnovabile
public transport – trasporto pubblico
recycling point – isola ecologica (punt di riciclaggio)
bottle bank – banca delle bottiglie
environmentally friendly – rispettoso dell’ambiente