Environmental Science and Engineering is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from the local and global development. This environmental dictionary includes over 6000 terms, with heavy emphasis on agricultural biology environment, atmospheric chemistry, Carbon dioxide and climate, civic environment disaster, coastal terminology, ecosystem, ecosystem management terms, environment health terminology, forest genetics, hurricane, meteorology, mountain meteorology, pollution control, recycling terminology, snow glossary, toxic substances, water quality and waste management, water quality terms, weather climate geology meteorology, weather glossary words and phrases such as "rad", "greenhouse effect", "ozone layer", and "nuclear winter" are all here. A useful list of acronyms such as EPA, EIS and GRAS is also included.
The need to consider the environmental impacts for any industrial activity is now taken for granted. Environmental science has become an interdisciplinary subject dealing with elements of ecology, chemistry, economics, engineering, biochemistry, politics and sociology. This clearly presented and thoroughly comprehensive dictionary, is indispensable to all those concerned with the world's environment.