Glossary C

The Environmental Glossary. Letter C +++ 'Carbon', 'Cover', 'Coal'

Cadmium (Cd) is a Heavy metal that accumulates in the environment.


Deutsch: Kohlenstoff / Español: Carbono / Português: Carbono / Français: Carbone / Italiano: Carbonio

Carbon is a chemical element with the symbol C.

The standard atomic weight 12.011

A Carbon dioxide equivalent is a Metric measure used to compare the Emissions from various greenhouse gases based upon their global warming potential (GWP).

A Carbon intensity is the relative amount of carbon emitted per unit of energy or fuels consumed.

A Categorical Pretreatment Standard is a technology-based Effluent limitation for an industrial facility discharging into a municipal sewer system. Analogous in stringency to Best Availability Technology (BAT) for direct dischargers.

The acronym CDF may mean any one of the following:

in Science, Mathematics and Computing

A CERCLIS is the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System is a database that includes all sites which have been nominated for investigation by the Superfund program.

The term chamber may refer to any one of the following:

in Government and Organizations

  • Chambers of parliament, a legislative assembly
  • Chambers of commerce (or board of trade), a form of business network whose goal is to further the interests of the member businesses

in Media and Entertainment: