Natural environment


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Natural environment

Includes all natural land forms, rivers and lakes, trees and plants, but does not include the built environment.
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natural environment

The aggregate of the natural external surroundings and conditions, in contrast to the built environment (i.e., those surroundings and conditions resulting from construction by human beings).
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The just-published document sets out the Government's vision on how it wants to protect, restore and improve the natural environment - and how it wants different groups to play their parts.
This agreement is an extension of our existing green vision and helps our customers actively participate in the protection of their natural environment. Electronic waste is difficult to remove and dispose of safely, and through this agreement we are providing valuable knowledge and best practice to markets which need it most.
What we do understand, however, is that people have a strong emotional attachment to the natural environment that surrounds them.We do, too.
The Countryside Council for Wales' document states that the natural environment can play a key role in improving public health and wellbeing.
"Black Environment Network, which is a voluntary organisation, has been working with the Chinese community in this area, helping us become more aware of opportunities to enjoy and the importance of caring for the natural environment around us here in North Wales.
"Tree For All is about inspiring young people to become future guardians of the natural environment and to encourage people to become more in touch with nature, increasing their understanding and enjoyment of woodland.
"Trees For All is about inspiring them to become guardians of the natural environment and to encourage people to become more in touch with nature, increasing understanding and enjoyment of woodland."
'Throughout the planning, design, and construction of the landfill island, and since it came into operation, painstaking efforts have been made to protect the island's ecosystem and preserve its rich natural environment and biodiversity,' said a statement issued by the National Environment Agency.
The sparse research on sustainable communities suggests that diligent planning is needed to create an environment that is conducive to the mental and physical well-being of humans as well as the natural environment.
Sites like the Hakon Mosby mud volcano allow scientists to Study flow hydrates form and decompose in their natural environment, he says.
Long depends heavily on the expanded field of his natural environment, and the black acrylic paint that forms the ground of both these geometrical figures is hardly that.
"I was so taken with Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring, that I wrote a pamphlet, |The Study of our Natural Environment: A Must,' back in 1966," recalls Jack Swan, owner and director of Pok-O-MacCready Camp in Willsboro, New York.