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Boundary Water Treaty

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — History of the Americas.

A treaty that was signed in 1909 providing the principles and mechanisms to help resolve disputes and to prevent future ones relating to water quantity and water quality along the boundary...

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environmental racism

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — United States History.

Intentional or unintentional racial discrimination in environmental policy‐making, enforcement of regulations and laws, and targeting of communities for the disposal of toxic waste and...

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Global Economy

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — United States History.

Commercial interactions on a global scale have been an important feature of the growth of the capitalist system for half a millennium. Patterns of trade as much as three or ...

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harvest

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Environmental Science.

1 The act of gathering a ripened crop.

2 The season in which a crop is gathered. See also cropping season.

3 The yield from plants...

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hay

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Environmental Science.

Grass that has been mowed and dried for use as fodder.

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land Reclamation

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — European History.

As distinct from land clearance, brought under cultivation previously unfarmed land by remedying major deficiencies in the soil's natural structure, drainage, or fertility. Land clearance...

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Locally Unwanted Land Uses

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — United States History.

Locally unwanted land uses such as toxic waste dumps, incinerators, smelters, airports, freeways, and other sources of environmental, economic, or social degradation. See also Nimby.

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National Forest

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — United States History.

Public land (mostly forest, range, or wildland) in the USA which is administered by the Forest Service of the US Department of Agriculture, under a programme of multiple use and sustained...

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prospecting

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Environmental Science.

The search for mineral deposits, for example by removing overburden, or by drilling cores to obtain subsurface samples.

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rural settlement

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Environmental Science.

A group of houses in the countryside, which can take the form of a dispersed settlement, a hamlet, or a village. See also urban settlement.

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