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environmentally sensitive area

A place that is vulnerable to a negative environmental impact, such as a flood plain, a wetland, an area where noise levels are excessively high, or an EPA- designated plant, fish, and animal habitat.
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We have been taking all measures to conserve environmentally sensitive areas,"Khattar said.
The 8,000 page document is meant to direct development to less environmentally sensitive areas of the state.
Project leaders say the enormous undertaking will face major challenges building through environmentally sensitive areas like the Paskapoo Slopes and Weaselhead.
The proposed route has been modified, but it will still cross environmentally sensitive areas.
5kilometers) of containment booms were being used to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Houston ship channel, AP quoted Coast Guard as saying, and it expects the leftover oil to be removed from the damaged barge Sunday, after which it will be taken to a local shipyard to be assessed.
Products offer safer choices for environmentally sensitive areas
Because they do not leach or contain toxic materials, they are an excellent choice for environmentally sensitive areas.
New ELS agreements (under 2013 rules) will be available only for the following: Those coming out of classic scheme agreements (Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS), Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)) who will not be offered an HLS agreement; Those in the Uplands (Severely Disadvantaged Areas (SDA)) who have either not previously had a classic scheme agreement and who either have never been in ELS or who have an expiring ELS (rather than UELS) agreement; and those wishing to enter Organic ELS.
The authors tackle the existing perception that tourism developments in environmentally sensitive areas are inherently adverse.
But most of the cash came from its work getting oil and gas out of the ground - a controversial issue as the company moves deeper into environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic.
The farm is part of an area protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which marks it as being in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas of Wales.
EAW statistics show that 92% of the hydro potential in Wales is in environmentally sensitive areas but CLA Wales director Ben Underwood said this should not preclude development.

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