Friday, February 7, 2014

Glossaries for Environmental Science

Provided by Abigail Dahlberg, the following list of glossaries and thesauri is a sampling of the many resources available to translators active working in the environmental field. These links are provided without any guarantee as to their accuracy or completeness. As always, please use your best judgment and discretion when consulting these resources.

Water glossaries (multilingual)
Glossary of environmental health terms (US)
Glossary of environmental science
Environmental thesaurus (DE, EN)
Environmental terminology and discovery service
Wind energy glossary (EN, DE, ES, FR, DK)
Environmental dictionary EnDic (FI, ET, EN, FR, DE, SV, LT, LV, RU)
UN Environment Glossary (AR, CH, EN, FR, RU, ES)
Water and sanitation glossaries and thesauri (comprehensive)

Born and bred in the United Kingdom, Abigail Dahlberg is a German-English translator specializing in recycling and waste management issues. After completing an MA in Translation and Interpreting, she spent several years working as a staff translator and journalist for one of Germany's leading trade journals for the waste management industry. She moved to the Kansas City area in 2005, and launched a freelance business catering to the needs of German waste management companies, government entities, consulting firms, and trade journals. You can find more information about her background and services at


  1. This is a neat little list and I will definitely get some use of it.

    Thank you!

    Karolina Karczmarek-Giel
    Office Assistant

  2. Thank you for sharing these great resources. You just saved me, and lots of other translators, a lot of work!

  3. Glad to share, Karolina and Natalie! Feel free to share your own useful links as well.

  4. I am glad that you both found them helpful!


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