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abstraction

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Law.

The action of removing something, such as the abstraction of water from a river, lake or groundwater, for use in industry. Also known as extraction, particularly when applied to a rock or...

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Antarctic Treaty

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An international treaty that is designed to preserve the unique environment of Antarctica by limiting development there. It was signed in 1959 by the seven countries (Norway, France,...

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arrested development

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An incomplete ecological succession that has not reached the natural climax stage, usually as a result of human disturbance or alteration which is reflected in subclimax and plagioclimax...

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Basel Convention

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — International Law.

The Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal of 22 March 1989 (1673 U.N.T.S. 126) places a number of obligations on States parties in ...

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Berne Convention

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The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works: an international convention of September 1886 that sets out ground rules for protection of copyright at national...

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contaminated land

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Law.

Land burdened with hazardous waste or contaminants dangerous to human health. Generally requires site investigation and remediation. Contaminated land legislation is administered by state...

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contiguous zone

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A zone of the sea beyond the territorial seas of a nation, over which it claims exclusive rights.

http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/documentation/english/a_cn4_sr120.pdf UN discussion of...

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convention

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1 An international agreement that is usually legally binding between the states who signed up to it. Also known as international convention.

2 A large...

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Corruption and the Governance of Disaster Risk

David Alexander.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Environmental Politics; Environment and Energy Law. 10013 words.

This article considers how corruption affects the management of disaster mitigation, relief, and recovery. Corruption is a very serious and pervasive issue that affects all countries and...

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datum

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Environmental Science.

A reference (such as mean sea level) against which to measure heights or depths.

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