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Description

Life is a quality that distinguishes matter that has biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from matter that does not. It is defined descriptively by the capacity for homeostasis, organisation, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to stimuli, and reproduction. All life over time eventually reaches a state of death and none is immortal. Many philosophical definitions of living systems have been proposed, such as self-organizing systems. Viruses in particular make definition difficult as they replicate only in host cells. Life exists all over the Earth in air, water, and soil, with many ecosystems forming the biosphere. Some of these are harsh environments occupied only by extremophiles.

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Organizations relating to Life

International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering / Milan, Italy / Est. 2006
International Society of Artificial Life / Portland OR, USA / Est. 2001
European Life and Health Underwriters' Association
Nordic Life Cycle Association / Kongens Lyngby, Denmark / Est. 2004
Encyclopedia of Life / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2007
Red Iberoamericana de Ciclo de Vida
Life Cycle Initiative / Paris, France / Est. 2002
Small Island Developing States - Island Energy for Island Life
H6 / Est. 2008
Fundación Interamericana Ciencia y Vida / Valencia, Spain / Est. 1998
Third Millennium Foundation / Paciano, Italy / Est. 1987
Central and Southeast Europe LCA Network / Novi Sad, Serbia / Est. 2011
Mind and Life Europe / Winterthur, Switzerland / Est. 2008
Gift of Life International
Baltic Network against Life-Threatening Viral Infections / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 2013
Yes to Life, No to Mining / Est. 2012
Cousteau Society / Etna NH, USA / Est. 1973
Civic Life International / Kettering OH, USA / Est. 2004
Trees for Life International / Wichita KS, USA / Est. 1984
Shelter for Life / Maple Grove MN, USA / Est. 1979
Agence de l'eau Rhin-Meuse / Moulins-lès-Metz, France / Est. 1964
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children / London, UK / Est. 1967
International Academy of Ecology and Life Protection Sciences / St Petersburg, Russia
Entreprise Works / VITA / Washington DC, USA
Gandhi Centre for the Service of Life and Humanity / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1975
Planetary Society / Pasadena CA, USA / Est. 1980
European Life Network / Dublin, Ireland
Action vivre ensemble / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1977
Life for Relief and Development / Southfield MI, USA / Est. 1992
Life Decisions International / Front Royal VA, USA / Est. 1992
Learning for Life / London, UK
Hives Save Lives - Africa / Brighton, UK
Association for Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America / San José, Costa Rica / Est. 2005
Lessons for Life / London, UK
End-of-Life Research Group / Brussels, Belgium
Federation of World Volunteer Firefighters Associations / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1982
Association of European Scientists 'Pro Vita'
Europa Pro Vita / Est. 1978
International Organization for the Study of Human Development / Est. 1969
World Union for the Protection of Life / Est. 1958
International Association for the Protection of the Mother and for the Reform of Sexual Life / Est. 1911
Life and Work Movement / Est. 1925
Universal Christian Council for Life and Work / Est. 1926
Interregional Union of Life Help for Mentally Handicapped Persons
International Husserl and Phenomenological Research Society / Hanover NH, USA / Est. 1969
VITA / Oklahoma City OK, USA / Est. 1982
Earth Foundation International / Santiago, Chile / Est. 1990
Vegan Society / Hockley, UK / Est. 1944
Heartbeat International / Columbus OH, USA / Est. 1971
International Society of Life Information Science / Chiba, Japan

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