environmental impact

  

Definition

Possible adverse effects caused by a development, industrial, or infrastructural project or by the release of a substance in the environment.

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  • Some places such as a chemical producing plant has a much worse environmental impact than our self-contained plant that emits no waste.

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  • Companies are often required to do reports on environmental impact before completing projects, in order to make sure their work will not have negative effects on the environment around them.

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  • Brazil recently destroyed parts of the rain forest to create a new football stadium, this had a negative environmental impact as it destroyed thousands of oxygen providing trees.

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