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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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

Aalenian

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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A *stage in the European Middle *Jurassic (175.6–171.6 Ma, Int. Commission on Stratigraphy, 2004). See also dogger

abandoned channel

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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A former stream channel through which water no longer flows (e.g. a *cut-off).

abandoned well

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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

abandonment facies association

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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A *facies association formed under conditions of rising sea level, when *clastic deposition has ceased and sediment is

abapical

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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A directional term meaning away from the shell *apex.

abaptation

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4 ed.)

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The process by which an organism is fitted to its environment as a consequence of the characters it inherits, which

abatement

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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

abatement debris

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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Waste materials produced by *remediation activities.

Abbey, Edward

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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

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