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Land Degradation

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The experts disagree on how to define land degradation and associated processes such as desertification, but as an issue it is not difficult to understand. Land degradation occurs when the economic and biological productivity of land is lost, primari

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A landfill site is a formally registered dumpsite for what is mainly domestic or industrial waste. The site will be classified as being general, low-hazardous waste or high hazardous waste.

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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape architecture is a diversified and creative design profession that integrates ecological, social, functional and aesthetic aspects of everyday life into designing places to improve people’s quality of life.

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Leachate is the liquid that is formed and drains out of a landfill site.

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Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment (water and soil) and are responsible for causing the respiratory condition called Legionnaire’s disease.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) looks at the entire life cycle of a product, process or activity ‘from cradle to grave’ or from the first moment it was thought of until its final disposal or destruction.

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Light pollution

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Light pollution is a widely accepted term for adverse effects of artificial light on nature and humans

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Local Agenda 21

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The Agenda 21 document says that local government (the local authorities and municipalities) should draw up 'Local Agenda 21' to reshape the policies, laws and regulations of their districts to fit in with sustainable ideals.

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Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS)

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The Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) process that took place in South Africa between 2005 and 2008 was a Cabinet-mandated process led by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

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