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VOA新闻热词视频 News Words: Extinction 2016-9-8(英语字幕)

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Extinction:

Extinction,即,灭绝:

A report by the Royal Botanic Gardens in London, says there are about 391,000 plants known to science. Of those, more than 80,000 are in danger of extinction. The researchers say land development and climate changes are to blame.

位于伦敦的皇家植物园的一份报告称科学已知的植物有39.1万种,其中,超过8万濒临灭绝。研究人员称这都归咎于土地开发和气候变化。

Extinction means the permanent disappearance of an organism from the planet. Some plants are extinct or in danger of extinction. Humans are developing the land plants once grew on. That and extreme weather are causing the extinction of some plants.

Extinction意指生物从地球上永远消失;某些植物已经灭绝或濒临灭绝,人类对其原来生长的土地进行开发,基于这个原因再加上极端的天气导致了某些植物的灭绝。

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