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biosphere

 [bi´o-sfēr]
1. that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist; see also atmosphere.
2. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr),
All regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]

biosphere

(bī′ə-sfîr′)
n.
1. The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
2. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.

bi′o·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) adj.

biosphere

Any region of the Earth with life forms.

bi·o·sphere

(bī'ō-sfēr)
All the regions in the world where living organisms are found.
[bio- + G. sphaira, sphere]

biosphere

that part of the earth's surface and its immediate atmosphere which is occupied by living organisms.

biosphere

1. that part of the universe in which living organisms are known to exist, comprising the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
2. the sphere of action between an organism and its environment.
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UN global development network has launched different programmes in Pakistan, especially the ongoing Man and Biosphere (MAB) programme led by Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) through Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF),he told.
Global holds an exclusive licensing agreement with the inventors, developers and owners of the patented Biosphere Process(TM) System.
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This year, people in Cardiff can also join Biosphere Expedition's UK taster weekends, mini expeditions in England's National Parks, where volunteers will learn all the skills they need for expeditions abroad.
Pierre Doumit, head of the Jabal Moussa Association said the area will considered a UNESCO biosphere reserve in May.
This overview illustrates the scope of organizational questions to be considered for biosphere reserves as well as other community development, resource management, or conservation endeavours.
The biosphere designation has no regulatory power or authority other than persuasive," says Parry Sound Community Business and Development Centre (CBDC) tourism marketing director Jim Hanna.
The two Biosphere Process (TM) System's have been sold on a sales and service contract for an initial purchase price of USD$6,000,000 per machine with subsequent annual service and support payments of USD$500,000 per machine, per year, for twenty five (25) years.
A junior at Notre Dame in Indiana, Glynn was one of 50 college students who gathered at Biosphere 2 in the scenic Arizona desert to participate in Columbia University's "Earth Semester" an innovative four-and-a-half-month, 16-credit undergraduate program.
Originally conceived as a sealed laboratory for would-be explorers of Mars, Biosphere 2 fell into scientific disrepute when its eight original residents suffered from a lack of oxygen in their artificial atmosphere (see sidebar).