Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

By Paul R. Ehrlich; Anne H. Ehrlich et al. | Go to book overview

Abbreviations and Acronyms
ABM antiballistic missile FDA Food and Drug Administration ( U.S.)
ACDA Arms Control and Disarmament
     Agency. ( U.S.)
FEA Federal Energy Administration ( U.S.)
FOE Friends of the Earth
ACLU American Civil Liberties Union FPC Federal Power Commission (U.S.)
AEC Atomic Energy Commission ( U.S.) FPC fish protein concentrate
AID Agency for International
     Development ( U.S.)
FWPCA Federal Water Pollution Control
     Administration ( U.S.)
AMA American Medical Association g gram
APS American Physical Society GNP gross national product
ATP adenosine triphosphate GPP gross primary production
bbl barrel HCB hexachlorobenzene
BHC benzene hexachloride HEW Department of Health, Education
     and Welfare ( U.S.)
BHP biological hazard potential
BOD biochemical oxygen demand HTGR high temperature gas reactor
Btu British thermal unit HUD Department of Housing and Urban
     Development ( U.S.)
BWR boiling water reactor
bwu blue whale unit HWR heavy water reactor
C Celsius HYV high yielding varieties
CAB Civil Aeronautics Board ( U.S.) IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
Cal calorie ICRP International Commission on
      Radiological Protection
CBW chemical & biological warfare IEA International Energy Agency
CEP circular error probability IFAD International Fund for
      Agricultural Development
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality ( U.S.)
CIA Central Intelligence Agency ( U.S.) IITA International Institute for
      Tropical Agriculture
CIAT International Center for
      Tropical Agriculture
ILO International Labor Organization
CIMMYT International Maize and Wheat
      Improvement Center
IMCO Intergovernmental Maritime
      Consultative Organization
cm centimeter INCAP Institute for Nutrition for Central
      America and Panama
CWP coal workers' pneumoconiosis
D deuterium IPPF International Planned
      Parenthood Federation
DC developed country
DDD dichloro-diphenyl-dichloroethane IR infrared
DDE dichloro-diphenyl-dichloroethylene IRI instantaneous rate of increase
DDT dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane IRRI International Rice Research Institute
DOD Department of Defence ( U.S.) IUD intrauterine device
DOI Department of Interior (U.S.) IWC International Whaling Commission
DOT Department of Transportation ( U.S.) J joule
ECCS emergency core cooling system JCAE Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
      (U.S. Congress)
EDF Environmental Defense Fund
EEC European Economic Community K Kelvin
EIS environmental impact statement K carrying capacity
EPA Environmental Protection Agency ( U.S.) kcal kilocalorie
ERDA Energy Research and Development
      Administration ( U.S.)
kg kilogram
kj kilojoule
F Fahrenheit km kilometer
FAO United Nations Food and
      Agriculture Organization
kW kilowatt
kW kilowatt-hour
FCC Federal Communication
     Commission ( U.S.)
l liter

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