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Earth Day: a world of words

Environmentalism has become something we are all aware of – continuing to work to “cherish our green inheritance”, as the noted naturalist Sir David Attenborough described it – and this is reflected in the changing use of related language. Eco origins For example, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) records a huge number of terms formed […]

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‘Muzyka’ around the ‘terre’: Earth Day and the Oxford Language Web

If you didn’t already know, this Friday is Earth Day, an environmental awareness day celebrated around the world each year on 22 April since 1970. The Earth Day Network is looking for a billion separate ‘acts of green’ to be pledged and carried out by individuals aiming to reduce their carbon footprint and to promote […]

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