The Guardian, a broad sheet British newspaper, has a whole section on environment-related news. It’s well worth a click to read and get interesting ideas: reducing household food wasteClimate change impacts are already hitting us, solar powerBarcelona to ban old cars from roads to tackle air pollution,…

Some ideas to help : https://greatist.com/happiness/ways-help-environment

Thank you to http://writingeoi.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/environment.html for this resource.

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Agenda 21: Read this article about Agenda 21 and work on the vocabulary that has been used.

Sustainable development: Desarrollo sostenible.
Climate change: Cambio climático.
Depletion of ozone layerDisminución de la capa de ozono.
Protection of the ozone layer and air qualityProtección de la capa de ozono y la calidad del aire.
Effluent discharges from industries made to waters or to sewers:Vertidos de aguas residuales de las industrias a las aguas o a las redes de alcantarillado.
Effluent=wastewater=sewer water: Aguas residuales.
Public water supply network: Red pública de suministro de agua.
Waste management: Gestión de residuos.
Collection and disposal of municipal waste: Recogida y eliminación de residuos municipales.
Household waste collection: Recogida de residuos domésticos.
Recycling banks: Puntos de reciclaje.
Household waste recycling centre: Centro de reciclaje de residuos domésticos.
Environmentally-friendly measures or eco-friendly measures:Medidas de protección del medio ambiente o medidas ecológicas.


Acid rain: Lluvia ácida
Hazardous waste: Residuos peligrosos.
Water, air and soil pollution: Contaminación del agua, aire y suelo.
Noise pollution: Contaminación acústica.
Light pollution: Contaminación lumínica.
The environmental consequences of landfill sites: Las consecuencias medioambientales de los vertederos.
Greenhouse effect gas emissions: Emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.
Global warming: Calentamiento global.
Dumping of industrial and household waste: Vertido de residuos domésticos e industriales.
Zero CO2 emissions: Cero emisiones de CO2.
Endangered species: Especies amenazadas o en peligro de extinción.
Species in danger of extinction: Especies en peligro de extinción.
Waste incineration plant: Planta incineradora de basuras.

Sustainable cities:

Environmentally sustainable transport: Transporte ecológicamente sostenible.
Improve the sustainability of transport networks: Mejorar la sostenibilidad de las redes de transporte.
Sustainable urban mobility.
Air quality.
Car-based transport system.
The social and economic sustainability of car-based urban planning has been questioned.
Bike lane: Carril de bicis.

Renewable energy / Renewables and non renewable energy:

Energy efficiency: Eficiencia energética.
Solar power: Energía solar.
Wind power: Energía eólica.
Hydropower: Energía hidraúlica.
Fossil fuels and nuclear power: Combustibles fósiles y energía nuclear.

Iceland hot on renewable energy use:

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