environmental degradation

  

Definition

Erosion of the quality of natural environment caused, directly or indirectly, by human activities.

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  • The environmental degradation in the area made the area sub-optimal for the location of our future factory in the arid region.

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  • When you fly into LAX, you can see the city stretching out all the way to the horizon, which is covered in a thick layer of smog, a clear sign of environmental degradation despite the city's efforts.

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  • The trucks and cranes parked on the sand to build the new hotel are causing environmental degradation to the beach.

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