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Explanation

Please help me to explain the below sentences, thanks.

Sugar - growing flies in the face of conservation principles: the grower clears land for his crops, fells trees, and does immense harm to the habitats of various types of wildlife, so that species after species dies out.

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    7 年前
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    Explanation notes for the sentences "Sugar - growing flies in the face of conservation principles: the grower clears land for his crops, fells trees, and does immense harm to the habitats of various types of wildlife, so that species after species dies out."

    Sugar - growing - growing the sugar plant

    flies in the face of conservation principles:- "fly in the face of something"(idiom) means to go against something/what is usually accepted, the clause means "goes against the principles of conservation including preserving wildlives, etc".

    the grower clears land - the growers clear the natural vegetation from the land

    for his crops, - so that they can grow the sugar plant

    fells trees, - "fell trees" means cut trees down, (the trees are homes to wildlives)

    and does immense harm to the habitats of various types of wildlife, - "habitats" means places of living, the clause means " and harms greatly the natural homes to different types of wildlife"

    so that species after species dies out. - "a species dies out" means "a type of living thing dies completely", the clause means "causing many species to become extinct"

    參考資料: fly in the face of - http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fly+in+the+fac...
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