the environment


: the natural world
Pollution is bad for the environment.
protecting the (natural) environment

Examples of the environment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eating for your health is also better for the environment, study shows Glenn and Jodee Nichols said faith is paramount in their lives, and that healthful living is central to their beliefs as Seventh-day Adventists. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2023 But Putin’s autocracy does not care about future generations, much less the environment. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 1 Dec. 2023 The focus on avoiding mining accidents may have made the industry adopt habits that are good for safety but bad for the environment. Christian Shepherd, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 The key is to put distance between you and the alligator, using the environment to your advantage whenever possible. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 30 Nov. 2023 Electric vehicles are intended to reduce carbon emissions and improve the health of the environment, but in many of the projects around the country local officials are anxious about the short-term environmental risks posed by the transition. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 There are two things that differentiate a store from online: the environment/ability to touch and feel, and the presence of employees there to help you. Nikki Baird, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 But about a decade ago, our research group at Stanford designed a material that’s remarkably efficient at sending heat out to that reservoir of cold while preventing heating from both the sun and the environment. Sid Assawaworrarit, IEEE Spectrum, 25 Nov. 2023 Presiding over the negotiations was a young Angela Merkel, then Germany’s minister for the environment. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 25 Nov. 2023 See More

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“The environment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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