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Stressed vowel length and/or separability: Wạld·sterben

Translation of Waldsterben in English:

  • forest dieback
    death of the forest (as a result of pollution)
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Cultural Note: Waldsterben

Waldsterben (the death of forests) is due mainly to pollution from factories and cars. By 1996 over half of Germany's trees were damaged. The threat to forests has strengthened Germany's ecological political movement, die Grünen.

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