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aa

aa  

Volcanic lava rock that is thick and porous and has a rough, jagged surface when it cools. It is a Hawaiian word, pronounced ah‐ah.
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Volcanic **lava rock that is thick and porous and has a rough, jagged surface when it cools. It

abandoned well

abandoned well  

Any well that has not been used for a long time and/or is not properly sealed, and is so poorly maintained that it cannot be used for the purpose for which it was intended.
abandoned well

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Any *well that has not been used for a long time and/or is not properly sealed, and is so

abatement

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The elimination or reduction of emissions that create *pollution. Examples include smoke abatement and noise abatement.

abatement debris

abatement debris  

Waste materials produced by remediation activities.
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Waste materials produced by *remediation activities.

Abbey, Edward

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who wrote the book *Desert Solitaire and is remembered for his strong criticism of public land policies and his

abiotic

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Devoid of life, not *biotic, non‐biological. That part of a natural environment that comprises only chemical or physical

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1. The process by which *snow or *ice is lost from a *glacier or *ice cap

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