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Acid Rain and Acid Deposition

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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Acid rain is a colloquial term that refers to acids and associated compounds in rainfall, cloud water, snow, and airborne

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition

Acid Rain and Acid Deposition   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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Acid rain is a colloquial term that refers to acids and associated compounds in rainfall, cloud water, snow, and airborne

acid rain

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017
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A form of *air pollution created by acid-forming reactions within the atmosphere involving gaseous pollutants, principally *sulphur dioxide

Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe

Agricultural Dispersals in Mediterranean and Temperate Europe   Reference library

Aurélie Salavert

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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Agriculture is the relationship between an exploiting species and one or more exploited species living in an artificial cultivated ecosystem (...

Agricultural Energy Demand and Use

Agricultural Energy Demand and Use   Reference library

David Roland-Holst

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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Food is the primary source of our subsistence as it provides most of humanity’s biological energy. Thus, it is hardly surprising that most of the energy expended by humans during the ... More
Agricultural Innovation and Dispersal in Eastern North America

Agricultural Innovation and Dispersal in Eastern North America   Reference library

Kandace D. Hollenbach and Stephen B. Carmody

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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Plant remains from archaeological sites have demonstrated that the earliest foragers living in eastern North America utilized a range of wild plant foods, including nuts, fruits, and seeds ... More
Agricultural Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution in Surface Waters

Agricultural Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution in Surface Waters   Reference library

Marianne Bechmann and Per Stålnacke

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are essential nutrients in agricultural production systems. However, large-scale anthropogenic nutrient inputs to aquatic ecosystems have long been ... More
Agricultural Origins and Their Consequences in Southwestern Asia

Agricultural Origins and Their Consequences in Southwestern Asia   Reference library

Alan Simmons

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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The Neolithic is one of the most enduring research topics of archeaology. For most of our existence, humans were quite successful hunters and gatherers of wild resources. But around 12,000 ... More
Agricultural Practices and Environmental Impacts of Aztec and Pre-Aztec Central Mexico

Agricultural Practices and Environmental Impacts of Aztec and Pre-Aztec Central Mexico   Reference library

Deborah L. Nichols

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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The Aztec empire began as a military alliance among three city-states, Texcoco, Tenochtitlan, and Tlacopan, in the early 1400s to consolidate control over the Basin of Mexico in the ... More
Agricultural Subsidies and the Environment

Agricultural Subsidies and the Environment   Reference library

Heather Williams

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
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Governments around the world for centuries have confronted unrest alternately from farmers, food merchants, industrialists, financiers, urban workers, and international traders over ... More
Agroecology: Principles and Practices for Diverse, Resilient, and Productive Farming Systems

Agroecology: Principles and Practices for Diverse, Resilient, and Productive Farming Systems   Reference library

Miguel A. Altieri

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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About 80% of the 1.5 billion hectares devoted to agriculture on the planet are occupied by large-scale industrial monocultures dependent on agrochemicals, which have left a huge ecological ... More
Amazonia and Deforestation

Amazonia and Deforestation   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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The Amazon River watershed totals 7,350,621 km2, of which 4,982,000 km2 (67.8%) is in Brazil, 956,751 km

Amazonia, Deforestation Of

Amazonia, Deforestation Of   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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5,326 words
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[This case study focuses on the results of Amazonian deforestation, which give rise to the destruction of biodiversity, reduced

Ancient and Traditional Agriculture in South America: Tropical Lowlands

Ancient and Traditional Agriculture in South America: Tropical Lowlands   Reference library

Glenn H. Shepard, Charles R. Clement, Helena Pinto Lima, Gilton Mendes dos Santos, Claide de Paula Moraes, and Eduardo Góes Neves

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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There was no agriculture … in the Americas until the Europeans arrived with their production system, which originated in the fields of the Middle East... ... More
An Image Reconnaissance: Agricultural Patterns and Related Environmental Impacts Viewed From Space

An Image Reconnaissance: Agricultural Patterns and Related Environmental Impacts Viewed From Space   Reference library

Richard W. Hazlett and Joshua Peck

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment

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2020
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
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The landscape is a map drawn by history; reading the signposts to the past

—Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service, UK...

Anthropogeomorphology

Anthropogeomorphology   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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1,841 words
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Anthropogeomorphology is the study of the human role in creating landforms and modifying the geomorphological processes such as weathering, erosion,

anticline

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

A common type of *fold in rock. It takes the form of a symmetrical fold, arched upward in the

Aral Sea

Aral Sea   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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1,046 words
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The Aral Sea was, by area, the world's fourth largest lake in 1960. Though brackish, the lake was populated

Aral Sea, Desiccation of The

Aral Sea, Desiccation of The   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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3,494 words
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[This case study examines the far-reaching environmental consequences of expanded irrigation and the domestic and international efforts to improve

Atmosphere Dynamics

Atmosphere Dynamics   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005
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Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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7,683 words
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By atmosphere dynamics is meant the set of physical processes that sets the atmosphere into motion and causes those motions

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