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to consume

to consume

/kənˈsum/
verb
(of fire) to destroy something completely
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Most people are using smartphones to consume YouTube.

Is it expensive, time consuming, et cetera?

So we're consuming capital as we build the operation and the equipment.

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environmental

environmental

/ɪnˌvaɪɹənˈmɛnəɫ/, /ɪnˌvaɪɹənˈmɛntəɫ/
adjective
relating to the natural world and the human impact on it
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Scientists are also investigating environmental causes.

Those EU guidelines have also raised the standards for environmental practices.

The project has drawn criticism from environmental groups.

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toxic

toxic

/ˈtɑksɪk/
adjective
containing or related to poison
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They can process run-off water to remove toxic substances.

The beauty community as a whole is not toxic.

the relationship as a whole was just so toxic.

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to pollute

to pollute

/pəˈɫut/
verb
to damage the environment by releasing harmful chemicals or substances to the air, water, or land
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Such conduct pollutes the water and kills sea life.

Farmers typically burn them, but that pollutes the air.

The oil industry pollutes, significantly.

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renewable

renewable

/ɹiˈnuəbəɫ/
adjective
describing a natural resource that can be replaced in an infinite way
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Sun, wind, and water are all renewable resources.

14% of Arizona's electricity comes from renewable sources, thanks largely to its ranking as the sunniest state.

The state has helped wind to become America's top renewable source of electricity generation.

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resource

resource

/ˈɹisɔɹs/
noun
(usually plural) a country's gas, oil, trees, etc. that are considered valuable and therefore can be sold to gain wealth
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Sun, wind, and water are all renewable resources.

but there's a lot of free resources out there.

And lifeprint.com is a great resource.

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turbine

turbine

/ˈtɝbaɪn/
noun
a machine or engine that produces power from the pressure of a liquid or gas on a turning wheel, called a rotor
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They also rely on fancy gear, from the laser welding equipment to the turbine grinder.

And that's captured at the surface to turn a turbine and create electricity.

We have some wind turbines coated in ice.

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solar panel

solar panel

/sˈoʊlɚ pˈænəl/
noun
a piece of equipment, often installed on the roof of a building, which uses light and heat energy from the sun for generating electricity or heating
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You don't have to blanket entire valleys with solar panels.

We have some solar panels covered in snow.

The country has become the world's largest manufacturer of solar panels, lithium ion batteries and electric vehicles.

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waste

waste

/ˈweɪst/
noun
the act of putting a resource to wrong use
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Treatment that doesn't work is also a waste of time.

Delaying treatment until the child matures is a waste of valuable time.

Also, they help clean up human waste that rain carries into the oceans.

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alternative

alternative

/ɔɫˈtɝnətɪv/
adjective
available as an option for something else
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Instead, creators are using "YouTube's alternative captioning tools."

The oil has become a key ingredient in many products, perhaps most recently alternative meats.

Palm oil is so efficient that using an alternative oil would require up to 10 times the land to grow.

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fuel

fuel

/ˈfjuəɫ/, /ˈfjuɫ/
noun
any substance that can produce energy or heat when burned
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There is no shortage of fuel for our boilers. "

They sell at a higher price than fuel.

They would've run out of fuel.

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deforestation

deforestation

/dɪˌfɔɹɪˈsteɪʃən/
noun
the action of removing the trees from an area completely
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When it comes to claims of massive deforestation, however, the evidence is undeniable.

Lyons-White: Palm oil still pales in comparison in terms of its contribution to deforestation.

Only half of these companies have made zero deforestation a commitment by 2020.

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diversity

diversity

/daɪˈvɝsɪti/, /dɪˈvɝsɪti/
noun
a range of things or people that are significantly different from each other
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I love the diversity.

To take in diversity.

It’s important to recognize privilege, recognize diversity.

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ecology

ecology

/iˈkɑɫədʒi/, /ɪˈkɑɫədʒi/
noun
the scientific study of the environment or the interrelation of living creatures and the way they affect each other
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It’s the birth of ecology and earth systems science!

And Darwin’s German hype-man, biologist Ernst Haeckel, coined the word ecology,

Tansley and Clements fought about ecology from 1905 until World War Two.

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ecosystem

ecosystem

/ˈikoʊˌsɪstəm/
noun
all the organisms that live in a particular area, the way they affect each other and their environment considered as a whole
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We're valuable to the ecosystem.

The soccer ecosystem in the US is not as fully developed as it is in another European Country.

But at the moment, we're a relatively small part of the overall ecosystem.

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habitat

habitat

/ˈhæbəˌtæt/
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the place or area in which certain animals, birds, or plants exist
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They've become successful habitats and protect hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate from storm surge flooding.

That's still plenty of time to clog waterways or harm animal habitats.

Vanilla is native to Mexico, but deforestation there has greatly reduced its natural habitat.

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to reserve

to reserve

/ɹiˈzɝv/, /ɹɪˈzɝv/
verb
to set something aside and keep it for future use
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However, grabbing stock before an IPO is reserved mostly for VIP investors.

Potential buyers can reserve one of Tesla's new affordable vehicles.

So it means that it's mostly reserved for them.

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sustainable

sustainable

/səˈsteɪnəbəɫ/
adjective
using natural resources in a way that causes no harm to the environment
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It's not a sustainable solution.

I can tell you that banana fiber is the next fiber, the next fiber in terms of sustainable.

But getting these more sustainable flip-flops into stores remains a challenge.

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landslide

landslide

/ˈɫænˌsɫaɪd/, /ˈɫændˌsɫaɪd/
noun
a sudden fall of a large mass of dirt or rock down a mountainside or cliff
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He won the electoral college in a landslide 271-176.

Futile excavation efforts were buried under constant landslides.

Brandenberg: There could be thousands of landslides.

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landfill

landfill

/ˈɫændˌfɪɫ/
noun
a piece of land under which waste material is buried
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The leftover ash goes to cover landfills.

The methane we offset from a landfill results in an actual decrease of CO2 emissions.

The rest ends up in harmful methane-producing landfills as far away as South Carolina and Ohio.

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fossil fuel

fossil fuel

/fˈɑːsəl fjˈuːəl/
noun
a fuel that is found in nature and obtained from the remains of plants and animals that died millions of years ago, such as coal and gas
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Because in most countries, it's still cheaper to keep burning fossil fuels.

Bioplastics like these could help reduce pollution because they break down faster and use less fossil fuels.

It takes less fossil fuels to produce them, they contain fewer toxic chemicals, and they decompose faster.

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to erupt

to erupt

/ˈiɹəpt/, /ɪˈɹəpt/
verb
(of a volcano) to explode and send smoke, lava, rocks, etc. into the sky
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One erupted only two years ago.

Crazy emails, strange visitors in the middle of the Pacific, and now erupting volcanoes!

And by the '90s, Jordans were so coveted, violence erupted around them.

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environmentalist

environmentalist

/ɪnˌvaɪɹənˈmɛnəɫɪst/, /ɪnˌvaɪɹənˈmɛntəɫɪst/
noun
a person who is concerned with the environment and tries to protect it
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Environmentalists say that composting the stems into fertilizers would be a more immediate solution.

And I, you know, I'm not an environmentalist in a traditional way.

But many environmentalists say we need a better solution.

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conservation

conservation

/ˌkɑnsɝˈveɪʃən/
noun
the protection of the natural environment and resources from wasteful human activities
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Another benefit: Solidia helps with water conservation.

Conservation has its own history.

This is known as the law of conservation of electric charge.

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acid rain

acid rain

/ˈæsɪd ɹˈeɪn/
noun
rain containing a great deal of acidic chemicals, caused by air pollution, which can harm the environment
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A cap and trade program to reduce acid rain pollution -- it worked!

You can’t have acid rain if you don’t have an atmosphere.

That's a little bit of acid rain and fallout.

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to contaminate

to contaminate

/kənˈtæməˌneɪt/
verb
to make a place, substance, etc. dirty or harmful by adding dangerous material
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Bioplastics require special industrial facilities to properly compost, and they can contaminate the regular recycling stream.

So we're always trying to find the authentic in a saturated world that's kinda contaminated by materialism.

These carcasses contaminate drinking water, while feral dogs and rats carry the diseases into human communities.

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disposal

disposal

/dɪˈspoʊzəɫ/
noun
the act of getting rid of waste material
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And that's just one of many options that Congress has at its disposal.

Researchers are currently working to improve nuclear waste disposal and the safety of nuclear plants.

The team had a lot of interesting objects at their disposal, like this very old lawnmower.

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fumes

fumes

/ˈfjumz/
noun
smoke or gas with a strong and unpleasant smell that is dangerous to breathe in

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radioactive

radioactive

/ˌɹeɪdioʊˈæktɪv/
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containing or relating to a dangerous form of energy produced by nuclear reactions
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The release of radioactive fuel, like Tritium, Could pose a threat to the environment.

Vernadsky also pioneered radiogeology, the study of radioactive elements in the crust.

Is this radioactive coffee?

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carbon footprint

carbon footprint

/kˈɑːɹbən fˈʊtpɹɪnt/
noun
the amount of carbon dioxide that an organization or person releases into the atmosphere
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Recycling steel instead of mining the raw materials reduces, definitely, energy requirements and the carbon footprint.

Lifepack caps its own carbon footprint by working with local suppliers.

Even eliminating a few business trips and doing them remotely eliminates a huge proportion of my own personal carbon footprint.

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climate crisis

climate crisis

/klˈaɪmət kɹˈaɪsɪs/
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an urgent situation in which proper action must be taken to remove the threats done to the environment
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And while government policies are clearly necessary, the market is also responding to the reality of the climate crisis.

That is an amount we need to be aware of in our current climate crisis.

It's a very important video in our current climate crisis.

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eco-friendly

eco-friendly

/ˈiːkoʊfɹˈɛndli/
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causing or having little to no harm to the environment
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Another reason boosting the industry's valuation is demand for eco-friendly fertilizers.

A hint of eco-friendly sparkle and more color is added to give the bath bomb a peachy glow.

This would require an eco-friendly way of insulating.

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green belt

green belt

/ɡɹˈiːn bˈɛlt/
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a strip of open land around a city where building is prohibited in order to protect the environment
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At some point, I found myself with my green belt.

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to waste

to waste

/ˈweɪst/
verb
to use something without care or more than needed
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I've wasted half my life in misery and loneliness, but now I've found you.

They also need pipes to carry clean water up and waste water down.

Don't waste your last bullet too!

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