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Environmental glossary

Environmental glossary

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Published by Government Institutes in Rockville, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ecology -- Dictionaries,
  • Environmental law -- United States -- Dictionaries,
  • Environmental health -- United States -- Legislation,
  • Reference books -- Environmental health

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by G. William Frick
    ContributionsFrick, G. William
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 325 p. ;
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16215514M
    ISBN 10086587073X
    LC Control Number84081930

    System A collection of operations that perform a desired function. Grammatical Errors. Carbon monoxide CO3. Dermal Referring to the skin. Steiner was the initiator of biodynamic gardening.

    The four steps of a risk assessment are: hazard identification Can this substance damage health? Particulate Matter PM : Microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can get deep into the lungs and cause serious health problems. Environmental science is the study of interactions among physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment. A highly permeable soil, such as sand, allows a liquid to pass through quickly.

    A[ edit ] abiotic - non-living chemical and physical factors of the environment see also biotic. Critical Success Factors: The areas of a business where a minimum of average performance is required for the business to remain successful. Externality The cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit. Pollution Residual discharges of emissions to the air or water following application of emission control devices EPA b. F[ edit ] feedback — flow from the products of an action back to interact with the action.


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Sometimes referring to people who have made a resolution to only buy essentials for a particular period of time cf. Environmental Benchmarking: The conduct of a benchmarking study for the purpose of iden- tifying work processes and practices that influence the environmental performance of organizations.

Public activism opposing commercialism as little more than propaganda for established interests, and the attempt to find alternative expression. Amenities Benefits of a property, such as nearby playgrounds, swimming pools, community centres or parks.

Acute Occurring over a short time, usually a few minutes or hours. Greenhouse gases are a natural part of the atmosphere and include carbon dioxide CO 2methane CH4, persisting yrs with a greenhouse warming potential GWP 22 times that of CO 2nitrous oxide N2O persists years and Environmental glossary book a GWP ofozone O3hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.

See "Exposure assessment. Back to Top B Backyard burning An illegal method of getting rid of household waste, possibly in an attempt to save on bin charges, that releases levels of pollutants into the air, so harming air quality and risking the health of those burning the waste and of their neighbours.

The focus of a Environmental glossary book study may be on the business processes, operating practices, and strategies that make other organizations successful, as well as the metrics other organizations use to evaluate their performance of a particular activity.

Environmental policy provides a framework for action and for the setting of its environmental objectives and target. Cancer caused by chemical exposure may have a latency period of 5 to 40 years.

Green Star — a voluntary building rating for green design covering 9 impact categories up to 6 stars which equals world leader.

SOx emissions can react with other compounds in the atmosphere to form small particles. Odor threshold The lowest concentration of a chemical that can be smelled. CFL bulbs will completely replace filament bulbs in Ireland by 1 September An extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply.

Biologists would analyze subsequent impacts to aquatic flora and fauna from increases in water turbidity. When the book was serialized and published in"Silent Spring" caused an uproar that helped spawn the modern American environmental movement.

Escherichia coli E. Supply Chain: The system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.

H[ edit ] habitat - an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species. Latent heat is released during condensation. Terminology is defined or explained as it is introduced. For example, an interdisciplinary analysis of an ecological system which is being impacted by one or more stressors might include several related environmental science fields.

Principal areas of study include soil contamination and water pollution. Contaminant Any substance that enters a system the environment, human body, food, etc. There are a few areas where some increased explanation would be helpful for clarity.

Competitive Advantage: The factors that differentiate an organization from its peers within its industry. Fleet: A group or class of vehicles that is used to complete similar tasks e.

Environmental Strategy A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific environmental objective. Cryptosporidium A tiny parasite that can infect people if it is present in drinking water. Survey: An inventory of questions administered to a representative sample of individuals across targeted partner organizations or within a functional area in the organization for the purpose of collecting data on specific activities to help identify processes of interest in a benchmarking study.

Evaporation Transition of a substance e. Inputs: Key enablers measured through their contribution to outputs and, by their extension, outcomes. Case control study A study in which people with a disease cases are compared to people without the disease controls to see if their past exposures to chemicals or other risk factors were different.Start here if you have a topic or term in mind but don't know where to find it on EPA's website.

You can find EPA content listed alphabetically, from Acid Rain to Wetlands. Water and Environmental Engineering. This book or any part of it cannot be reproduced in any form or by any.

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Glossary of Biological Terms ← BACK. A abdomen.

Glossary of environmental science

In vertebrates, the portion of the trunk containing visceral organs other than heart and lungs; in arthropods, the posterior portion of the body, made up of similar segments and containing the reproductive organs and part of the digestive tract.

The UNSD Glossary of Environment Statistics which was published inis a quick reference tool for terms and definitions relevant to environmental data production and use.

It covers the areas of environment statistics, environmental and sustainable development indicators, and environmental. Preview this book» What people are Page Other editions - View all.

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