Environmental Degradation
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Etymology: environmental+degradation
Function: noun + noun

1.Is to reduce the quality and the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival.[1]



2. 23 Jul 2007, Calcutta, India . A silhouette is mirrored in waste machinery oil that will be washed into the river Ganga in Calcutta.Calcutta is known to be one of the world's most polluted cities. Estimated by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), 60 percent of Calcutta's residents suffer from some kind of respiratory disease due to air pollution. Image by © Piyal Adhikary/epa/Corbis

( bianny poueriet, 5/12/07)
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