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There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Ecosystem
The interacting system of a biological community.

EDS
Environmental Data Sheet which describes the most frequently asked questions about a product's environmental aspects.

Emission
The release of any gas, particle or vapor into the environment.

Environmental Aspect
An element of human activity, product, or service that can interact positively or negatively with the environment.

Environmental Audit
An assessment of the current status of an organization's compliance with applicable environmental requirements.

Environmental Impact
Any change to the environment, good or bad, that wholly or partially results from human activities, products or services.

EPA
The acronym for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal organization charged with setting and enforcing environmental regulations in the United States. http://www.epa.gov