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Dark clouds: nature words are losing their net worth thanks to tech

From cloud to stream, the language of the natural world is being overtaken by references to technology

Anita Singh

Where might you find a cloud and a stream, accompanied by tweeting? If those words make you think of nature and birdsong, you are one of a dying breed.

New research has found that the language of the natural world is being lost or overtaken by references to technology.

Comparative analysis of conversation in the 1990s and the current decade showed that nature-related definitions have fallen dramatically...

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