Glossary T

The Environmental Glossary. Letter T +++ Popular Articles: 'Thin film cell', 'Tank', 'Turbine'
German: Abraum
Tailings are rocks and other waste materials removed as impurities when minerals are mined and Mineral deposits are processed. These materials are usually dumped on

Deutsch: Auspuffrohr / Español: tubo de escape / Português: tubo de escape / Français: tuyau d'échappement / Italiano: tubo di scappamento

Tailpipe refers to the part of a vehicle's exhaust system through which gases are expelled into the atmosphere after passing through the engine and any emission control systems. It is the final exit point for vehicular emissions.

Deutsch: Tank / Español: Depósito / Português: Tanque / Français: Réservoir / Italiano: Serbatoio /

In the context of the environment, a tank is a container or vessel that is used to store or transport a variety of substances, such as chemicals, fuels, and hazardous waste. Tanks can have a significant impact on the environment if they are not properly designed, installed, and maintained.

'Tar' refers to a dark, thick, and sticky substance derived from various organic materials, such as coal, wood, or petroleum. It is commonly associated with pollution and environmental contamination due to its harmful effects on ecosystems and human health. Tar can be released into the environment through natural processes, such as seepage from underground oil deposits, or as a result of human activities, such as industrial processes, oil spills, or the burning of fossil fuels.

Taxa (singular = taxon) are a grouping of organisms given a formal taxonomic name such as species, genus, family, etc.

A taxon (plural taxa) is a level of classification within a scientific system that categorizes living organisms based on their physical characteristics.

Deutsch: Taxonomie / Español: Taxonomía / Português: Taxonomia / Français: Taxonomie / Italiano: Tassonomia

In the environmental context, Taxonomy refers to the science of classifying and naming organisms based on their natural relationships. This systematic approach helps scientists, conservationists, and policymakers understand biodiversity, assess the health of ecosystems, and implement conservation strategies. Taxonomy is crucial for identifying species, understanding their evolutionary relationships, and preserving the natural world.

In the environmental context, 'technology' refers to the application of scientific knowledge, tools, and techniques to address environmental challenges, promote sustainability, and minimize negative impacts on the environment. It encompasses a wide range of innovations and practices that aim to conserve resources, reduce pollution, and improve the overall environmental performance of human activities.

Deutsch: Temperatur / Español: temperatura / Português: temperatura / Français: température / Italiano: temperatura

Temperature in the environmental context refers to the measure of the thermal energy of an environment, which is a fundamental aspect of Earth's climate and weather systems. It influences numerous environmental processes and the survival of all life forms.

Deutsch: Temperaturakklimatisation / Español: Aclimatación a la temperatura / Português: Aclimatação à temperatura / Français: Acclimatation à la température / Italiano: Acclimatazione alla temperatura

Temperature acclimatization in the environmental context refers to the physiological and behavioral adjustments made by organisms to cope with changes in ambient temperature. This adaptive process allows species to maintain optimal body function and survival in their habitats, which can vary widely in temperature due to seasonal changes, geographical location, or climate change. Temperature acclimatization can involve changes in metabolism, heart rate, blood flow, and behaviors such as seeking shade or sun, burrowing, and altering activity levels.

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