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9 Topic Pages Found in Environmental Sciences and starting with the letter L
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Open Lagoons
Lagoons

A lagoon is a shallow stretch of coastal water that is completely or partly separated from the open sea by a narrow strip of land, usually formed by

Lamarck, Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet (1744 - 1829)

( zhäN bätēst' pyĕr äNtwän'də mônā', shəvälyā' də lämärk' ), 1744–1829, French naturalist. He is noted for his study and classification of

Open landfill site
landfill site

Any site where waste materials are disposed of by burial. Essentially large holes in the ground, they are used primarily for dumping household and

Open Landscapes
Landscapes

A landscape to a geographer consists of an area or small region and the features that appear there. These features may be tangible and physically

Open Landslide
Landslide

rapid slipping of a mass of earth or rock from a higher elevation to a lower level under the influence of gravity and water lubrication. More

Open land use
land use

exploitation of land for agricultural, industrial, residential, recreational, or other purposes. Because the United States historically has a

Open Leakey, Richard (Erskine Frere) (1944 - )
Leakey, Richard (Erskine Frere) (1944 - )

( frĭr ), 1944–, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist, and government official. The son of Louis and Mary Leakey , he spent much of his early

Leopold, (Rand) Aldo (1887 - 1948)

US conservationist and ecologist. In addition to his pioneering research in game management, he worked out a philosophical concept he called ‘the land

Open Lightning
Lightning

The lightning flash is one of the most visually remarkable, yet scientifically elusive, of all atmospheric phenomena. Though the earliest lightning