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Environment statistics

The development of methodologies and data collection in support of the development and harmonization of national and international statistics on the environment.

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ocean dumping

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Deliberate disposal of hazardous wastes at sea from vessels, aircraft, platforms or other human-made structures. It includes ocean incineration and disposal into the seabed and sub-seabed.


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Diffusion of solvents through a semi-permeable membrane into a more concentrated solution. This is the process by which the water in soil passes into the cells of the root hairs of plants.

biological indicator

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Organism, species or community whose characteristics show the presence of specific environmental conditions. Other terms used are indicator organism, indicator plant and indicator species.

air pollution

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The presence of contaminant or pollutant substances in the air that do not disperse properly and that interfere with human health or welfare, or produce other harmful environmental effects.


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Colourless, naturally occurring, radioactive inert gas formed by radioactive decay. At higher than normal concentrations, it may have serious health effects, such as causing of lung cancer.

protection of climate and the ozone layer

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Measures to control the emissions of greenhouse gases and gases that adversely affect the stratospheric ozone layer (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chloro-fluorocarbons and halons).


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Process of removal of gaseous and particulate matter from emissions and cleaning up of oil spills that includes both adsorption and absorption. It is used in many pollution control systems.

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