A nearly level land area that was formed as a lake bed.Search the Web for Lacustrine Plain
A wind blowing onshore from the surface of a lake.Search the Web for Lake Breeze
A nocturnal coastal breeze that blows from land to sea. In the evening the water may be warmer than the land, causing pressure differences. The land breeze is the flow of air from land to sea equalizing these pressure differences. See sea breeze.Search the Web for Land Breeze
Land waste disposal site in which waste is generally spread in thin layers, compacted, and covered with a fresh layer of soil each day.Search the Web for Landfill
The study of the distribution patterns of communities and ecosystems, the ecological processes that affect those patterns, and changes in pattern and process over time.Search the Web for Landscape Ecology
Water that collects contaminants as it trickles through wastes, pesticides or fertilizers. Leaching may occur in farming areas, feedlots, and landfills, and may result in hazardous substances entering surface water, ground water, or soil.Search the Web for Leachate
Substance, especially man-made, that pollutes or contaminates an environment.Search the Web for Leaching
This is usually defined as the act of replacing stale or noxious air with fresh air.
In the eco field it is also important to differentiate between what are termed passive ventilation and active ventilation. Passive ventilation is where no additional electrical or mechanical energy is required to make the ventilation work. Active ventilation on the other hand won't work without using additional energy.
Passive ventilation is an aspect of passive building design and often utilizes heat chimneys and natural air flows across the land to achieve adequate ventilation.
The comprehensive examination of a product's environmental and economic effects throughout its lifetime, including raw material extraction, transportation, manufacturing, use and disposal.Search the Web for Life-Cycle Assessment
The estimated cost of owning and operating a system for the period of its useful life. usually applied to photo voltaic systems and renewable energy systems.Search the Web for Life-Cycle Cost
The view that society can be made sustainable without transforming the fundamentals of our current economic and social system. Alternatively, the view that environmental, social and economic needs should be given fairly equal weight. Compare against deep green and dark green.Search the Web for Light Green
Manufacturing activities that use moderate amounts of partially processed materials to produce items of relatively high value per unit weight (see Heavy Industry).Search the Web for Light Industry
A type of fast acting fuse used to protect the solar power system in the event of a lightning strike.Search the Web for Lightning Arrestor
A brownish-black coal of low rank with high inherent moisture and volatile matter content, used almost exclusively for electric power generation. Also referred to as brown coal.Search the Web for Lignite
Use of a limestone and water solution to remove gaseous stack-pipe sulfur before it reaches the atmosphere.Search the Web for Limestone Scrubbing
The study of the physical, chemical, hydrological, and biological aspects of fresh water.Search the Web for Limnology
A pesticide that causes adverse health effects in domestic water supplies and is toxic to freshwater fish and aquatic life.Search the Web for Lindane
A seed that comes from flax that is used to produce oil and environmentally friendly vegetable-based inks.
The component of the Earth's surface comprising the rock, soil, and sediments.Search the Web for Lithosphere
Localvore describes someone who adheres to a locally sourced diet. A localvore only eats food grown within a given nearby area, buying fresh and usually organic produce directly from farmers and small markets. Localvores often have direct relationships with local farmers, whose presence is essential to the ecological diversity and sustainability of the region, and their avoidance of large-scale farms and transportation costs reduces the environmental impact of their eating.Search the Web for Localvore
Low flow plumbing fixtures include faucets, toilets and shower heads. Installing low-flow toilets and showerheads, and
aerators for faucets is a simple strategy to cut water use.
A toilet that uses less water than a traditional unit, thereby lowering costs. Dual-flush toilets are a good example a low-flush technology.Search the Web for Low-flush Toilets