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ultraviolet solar radiation

 

Radiation lying in the ultraviolet range which has wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays.

 

United Nations Environment Programme

Established in 1972, UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

universal destination of created goods

The moral principle that the availability, or 'destination', of goods necessary for human life is 'universal'; that is, basic goods such as water, food, air, shelter and clothing cannot be withheld from human beings who are in absolute need.

 

universal destination of goods

The moral principle that the availability, or 'destination', of goods necessary for human life is 'universal'; that is, basic goods such as water, food, air, shelter and clothing cannot be withheld from human beings who are in absolute need.

upcycling

The process of transforming byproducts, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Also known as creative reuse.

uranium ore

Any rock or mineral from which uranium can be extracted.

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