Environment definition

Environment means indoor air, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water, land surface, subsurface strata, and natural resources such as wetlands, flora and fauna.

Examples of Environment in a sentence

Affected Environment ...................................................................................

Refer also to General Tips for Developing an Inclusive Learning Environment.

Environment Commission – voted to retain the original proposed language.

These activities are coordinated under the National CTC Phase-out Plan by the World Bank as the lead implementing agency and the Ozone Cell of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.GTZ-Proklima offers technical assistance to industries using up to 10 metric tons or 6,250 litres of CTC per year.

Crowe, (1997) Nature and the Idea of a Man-made World: An Investigation into the Evolutionary Roots of Form and Order in the Built Environment, MIT Press.


More Definitions of Environment

Environment means humans, animals, plants and all other living organisms including the ecological systems of which they form part and the following media:
Environment means the natural and man-made environment and all or any of the following media namely air (including air within buildings and air within other natural or man-made structures above or below ground), water (including water under or within land or in drains or sewers and inland waters), land and any living organisms (including humans) or systems supported by those media.
Environment means ambient air, indoor air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water, soil, surface and subsurface strata, and natural resources such as wetlands, flora and fauna. “Environmental Laws” means the common law and all federal, state, local and foreign laws or regulations, ordinances, codes, orders, decrees, judgments and injunctions issued, promulgated or entered thereunder, relating to pollution or protection of the Environment or human health, including without limitation, those relating to (i) the Release or threatened Release of Materials of Environmental Concern; and (ii) the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, generation, treatment, storage, transport, handling or recycling of Materials of Environmental Concern. “Materials of Environmental Concern” means any substance, material, pollutant, contaminant, chemical, waste, compound, or constituent, in any form, including without limitation, petroleum and petroleum products, subject to regulation or which can give rise to liability under any Environmental Law. “Release” means any release, spill, emission, discharge, deposit, disposal, leaking, pumping, pouring, dumping, emptying, injection or leaching into the Environment, or into, from or through any building, structure or facility.
Environment means all air, surface water, groundwater, or land, including land surface or subsurface, including all fish, wildlife, biota and all other natural resources.
Environment means any surface water, drinking water, ground water, land surface, subsurface strata, river sediment, buildings, structures, and ambient, workplace and indoor and outdoor air; “Environmental Law” shall mean the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (42 C. § 9601 et seq.) (“CERCLA”), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended (42 C. § 6901, et seq.), the Clean Air Act, as amended (42 C. § 7401, et seq.), the Clean Water Act, as amended (33 C. § 1251, et seq.), the Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended (15 C. § 2601, et seq.), the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended (29 C. § 651, et seq.), the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, as amended (49 C. § 1801, et seq.), and all other federal, state and local laws, ordinances, regulations, rules, orders, decisions and permits relating to the protection of the environments or of human health from environmental effects; “Governmental Authority” shall mean any federal, state or local governmental office, agency or authority having the duty or authority to promulgate, implement or enforce any Environmental Law; “Lien” shall mean, with respect to any Property, any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, security interest, lien, encumbrance, penalty, fine, charge, assessment, judgment or other liability in, on or affecting such Property; and “Release” shall mean any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, emanating or disposing of any Hazardous Substance into the Environment, including, without limitation, the abandonment or discard of barrels, containers, tanks (including, without limitation, underground storage tanks) or other receptacles containing or previously containing any Hazardous Substance or any release, emission, discharge or similar term, as those terms are defined or used in any Environmental Law.
Environment or “Environmental” shall have the meanings set forth in 42 U.S.C. 9601(8) (1988).