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Are You Green?

Lately, I have only bought things that are green. No, I don’t mean the color green. When we say that someone or something is green, we mean that they care for the environment, or that it is safe for the environment. For example, biodegradable laundry detergent. It is safe for the environment. Without regulation smog will increase, and that cannot be good for Earth’s atmosphere. With all the careless pollution these days, it is understandable that there are changes in our climate.

Learn and Practice

Do you consider yourself green. Do you think there is enough being done to protect the environment. Share your thoughts below. Use these words in sentences, or a short story.

atmosphere: [ at-muhs-feer ] noun

The atmosphere is the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air.

We should protect the atmosphere.

biodegradable: [ bahy-oh-di-grey-duh-buhl ] adjective

If something is biodegradable

I only use biodegradable laundry soap.

climate: [ klahy-mit ] noun

The climate is the generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.

California's climate is warm and dry.

pollution: [ puh-loo-shuhn ] noun

The act of polluting or the state of being polluted.

Many rivers in India have high levels of pollution.

smog: [ smog, smawg ] noun

Smog is smoke or other atmospheric pollutants combined with fog in an unhealthy or irritating mixture.

The city of Los Angeles has nearly eliminated their smog problem entirely.

atmosphere: 大气层

biodegradable: 可生物降解的

climate: 气候

pollution: 污染

smog: 烟雾(烟与雾的混合物,见于某些重工业城市)

atmosphere: atmósfera

biodegradable: biodegradable

climate: clima

pollution: contaminación

smog: niebla tóxica