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Issues related to the circumstances or condition of the earth's natural surroundings.

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Environment; Land preservation

A long narrow crack in a rock or cliff. If water has dissolved minerals in it passes through a fissure,it becomes filled with minerals.

surface water

Environment; Land preservation

Water on the surface of the ground (lakes, rivers, ponds, floodwater, oceans, etc.); precipitation which does not soak into the ground or return to the atmosphere by evaporation ...


Environment; Land preservation

Water containing waste including greywater, blackwater or water contaminated by waste contact, including process-generated and contaminated rainfall runoff.

brackish water

Environment; Land preservation

Water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater. It may result from mixing of seawater with fresh water, as in estuaries, or it may occur in brackish ...


Environment; Land preservation

Wastewater generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing, and bathing, which can be recycled on-site for uses such as landscape irrigation and constructed ...

treated water

Environment; Land preservation

Water that had been treated chemically and/or physically to make it suitable for its intended use.

disturbed area

Environment; Land preservation

A disturbed area is an area that has been exposed to disturbance, whether caused by natural forces, e.g., wildfires or avalanches, or by human intervention, e.g., road ...