environmental environmental  /ɪn ˌvaɪ rən ˈmɛn təl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
  2. (adj) concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment

Usage(s):

  1. Decades of ruinous environmental policies have turned the delicate grasslands of central China into desert.
  2. Teresa Heinz, chairwoman of the Heinz Family Foundation, highlighted environmental issues by giving all 10 Heinz Awards of 2009 to environmental researchers and activists.
  3. Senior officials in Beijing are now grumbling that the megaproject on the Yangtze is turning into an environmental nightmare.

News

  1. Environmental League commends Green Decade Newton

    The Environmental League of Massachusetts, the oldest statewide environmental advocacy group in the commonwealth, honored Green Decade Newton for its “Outstanding Community Leadership protecting the environment.”
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Newton Tab

  2. Environmental testing begins at the mill site

    Environmental Testing began at the mill site. Results are due back by the end of the summer and will determine the city's future actions for the site.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KIMA Yakima

  3. Largest Environmental Groups in North America Declare Support for First Nations Tar Sands Healing Walk

    Environmental groups from across North America are standing in solidarity with First Nations and Metis communities impacted by tar sands development as they prepare for the 4th annual Healing Walk in Fort ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. It took him five paragraphs to say the serious words we have all known for weeks, but he needed to say: "This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced."
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN (blog)

  2. The prime minister said during that call he was "frustrated and concerned about the environmental damage caused by the leak but made clear his view that BP is an economically important company in the UK, US and other countries," Cameron's office...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "We are doing everything we can to do the right thing," said Hayward, who said he had no intention of stepping down. "We are going to stop the leak, we're going to clean up the oil, we're going to remediate any environmental damage and we're...
    on Jun 6, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: Washington Post

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