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An A-Scale Sound Level is a measurement of sound approximating the sensitivity of the human ear, used to note the intensity or annoyance level of sounds.

Deutsch: Aarhus-Konvention / Español: Convención de Aarhus / Português: Convenção de Aarhus / Français: Convention d'Aarhus / Italiano: Convenzione di Aarhus

Aarhus Convention in the environmental context refers to the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. This international treaty was signed in 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). It is a key legal instrument aimed at promoting environmental democracy.

Deutsch: Verlassener Brunnen / Español: Pozo Abandonado / Português: Poço Abandonado / Français: Puits Abandonné / Italiano: Pozzo Abbandonato /

An Abandoned Well is a well whose use has been permanently discontinued or which is in a state of such disrepair that it cannot be used for its intended purpose.

Deutsch: Verringerung / Español: Reducción / Português: Abatimento / Français: Réduction / Italiano: Riduzione /

An Abatement describes the reducing the degree or intensity of, or eliminating, pollution.

The term abatement may also refer to any one of the following:

Deutsch: Abbruchtrümmer / Español: Escombros de demolición / Português: Entulho de demolição / Français: Débris de démolition / Italiano: Rifiuti di demolizione /

Abatement Debris is Waste from remediation activities.

Deutsch: Abhilfe im Plädoyer / Español: Reducción en la declaración / Português: Abatimento na petição / Français: Réduction dans les plaidoiries / Italiano: Riduzione nella difesa

Abatement in pleading, in the context of environmental law, refers to a legal defense or argument used in court cases that involve environmental issues. It typically involves claims that a certain harmful environmental condition or activity has been reduced, eliminated, or corrected, thereby resolving the issue at hand or mitigating its impact. This concept is particularly relevant in cases involving pollution, where defendants might argue that they have taken steps to abate (reduce or eliminate) the pollution, thus contesting the need for legal penalties or further action.

Deutsch: Abdomen / Español: Abdomen / Português: Abdómen / Français: Abdomen / Italiano: Addome

The abdomen refers to the part of an organism's body that lies between the thorax (chest) and the pelvis. In many animals, including humans and insects, the abdomen houses important digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems. In the study of environmental science and ecology, understanding the anatomy of various organisms, including the structure and function of the abdomen, can be crucial for studying species interactions, biodiversity, and the impact of environmental changes on wildlife.

An abiotic is the Nonliving Characteristic of the environment; the physical and chemical components that relate to the state of ecological resources. The opposite is biotic.

Deutsch: Absorbierte Dosis / Español: Dosis Absorbida / Português: Dose Absorvida / Français: Dose Absorbée / Italiano: Dose Assorbita /

An Absorbed Dose is In exposure assessment, the amount of a substance that penetrates an exposed organism 's Absorption barriers (e.g.

Deutsch: Absorption / Español: Absorción / Português: Absorção / Français: Absorption / Italiano: Assorbimento /

An Absorption is the uptake of water, other fluids, or dissolved chemicals by a cell or an Organism (as tree roots absorb dissolved nutrients in soil.)

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