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French Environment and Ecology Vocabulary

French Environment and Ecology Vocabulary

The issues of global environmental destruction and ecology have become increasingly urgent over the past few decades. On this page you’ll find a complete list of environment and ecology vocabulary which will help you to read articles and understand TV reports on this topic.

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  • biodegradable biodégradable
  • biodiversity biodiversité f
  • environmental biologist biologiste en environnement (m/f)
  • coal charbon m
  • climate climat m
  • ozone layer couche d’ozone f
  • deforestation déforestation f
  • desertification désertification f
  • sustainable development développement durable m
  • carbon dioxide dioxyde de carbone m
  • ecologist  écologiste (m/f)
  • energy conversation économies d’énergie fp
  • greenhouse effect effet de serre m
  • fumes émanations, fumées fp
  • wind energy énergie éolienne
  • energy énergie f
  • clean energy énergie propre f
  • renewable energy énergie renouvelable f
  • solar energy énergie solaire f
  • environment environnement m
  • environmentalist  environnementaliste
  • endangered species espèce en voie d’extinction f
  • unleaded petrol essence sans plomb f
  • extinction extinction f
  • waste gaspillage m
  • flood inondation f
  • carbon footprint l’empreinte carbone f
  • oil slick marée noire f
  • carbon monoxide monoxyde de carbone m
  • NGO  ONG f
  • acid rain pluie acide f
  • pollution pollution f
  • pollutant produit polluant m
  • disposable products produits jetables mp
  • Kyoto protocol protocole de Kyoto m
  • global warming réchauffement climatique m
  • recycling recyglage m
  • natural resources ressources naturelles fp
  • preservation sauvegarde f
  • scientist  scientifique (m/f)
  • drought sécheresse f
  • earthquake tremblement de terre m
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