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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

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Environmental Science.

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

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Environmental Science.

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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avulsion

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Science and Mathematics.

The rapid and easily perceived increase in a parcel of land due to natural occurrences such as the sudden change in a river's course (cf accretion), which does not affect ...

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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

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Environmental Science.

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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blood alcohol concentration

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Law.

The amount of alcohol in a given volume of blood, usually expressed in units of mass per units of volume, as milligrams or grams of alcohol per decilitre (100 millilitres) of blood. See...

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bluejacking

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

Is a process of sending a version of spam using Bluetooth technology. It involves mobile phone users who are within Bluetooth communication distance of another user sending a business card...

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bluesnarfing

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

An attack on a mobile phone using Bluetooth technology that makes illegal access to the data on the phone

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card-not-present

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Law.

A business transaction where a credit card is not physically presented, for example when a telephone sale is made for some product or service.

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