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Contents Wonderful world   4

Pollution problems

28

Life on Earth   6

Climate change

30

Amazing places   8

Wild weather

32

Living together

10

Conservation challenge

34

Earth’s climates

12

Animal rescue

36

Planet Earth

14

Clean power

38

Weather and seasons

16

Saving energy

40

The Earth’s riches

18

Waste watch

42

Environment in danger

20

Reuse and recycle

44

Disappearing habitats

22

Glossary

46

Animals at risk

24

Index

48

Disasters caused by people

26

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Wonderful world We use the word environment in many different ways. When we talk about the environment, we may just mean our immediate surroundings, and everything around us that we can see, smell, taste, touch and hear. Howler monkey Blue morpho butterfly

The environment is all around us.

The word environment can mean something much bigger than this. It can mean all the things that we need to stay alive. That means the land we live on, the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. It can even mean the whole of the natural world.

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