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On the 'sound' options, added new in 1.7, You can turn off ambience and environment. I know what ambience is (The scary, jumpy cave sounds) but what is environment? Is it the same thing? Is it totally different? Is it similar?

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rain and thunder perhaps? – ratchet freak Dec 8 '13 at 19:28
I think that rain and thunder are part of the 'weather' option. – Lukeyboy09 Dec 8 '13 at 19:58
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They are the same thing

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The screenshot shows Ambient/Environment, rather than two different options. So it's whatever you prefer to call it.

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Environment? Ambience and environment are the same thing.

In the minecraft options sound folder, ambience is cave and weather.

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See aman's answer. Folder structure is not a good argument, a screenshot of the settings in question is. – kotekzot Dec 9 '13 at 0:27

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