environmentaladj. 1. of or pertaining to the environment; as, environmental factors.
2. of or pertaining to the environment (definition 2); as,
THOUSANDS of dead fish and other marine species, suffocated by a rotting, glutinous morass which spreads over kilometres of coral reefs.Michael Borowitzka ("Natural event spawns environmental disaster" in Murdoch News, October 12, 1995)
This scenario has all the hallmarks of a unnatural environmental disaster resulting from environmental negligence. However this isn't the case, instead the cause -- coral spawn slick deoxygenation -- is a natural event which has the potential to occur periodically on the reefs of the West Pilbara.
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