Acquired Lands

Business / Agriculture / Acquired Lands: Lands in federal ownership that were obtained by the federal government through purchase, condemnation, gift, or exchange. One category of public lands.

National Grasslands

Business / Agriculture / National Grasslands: A type of unit designated by USDA and under Title II of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, permanently held by USDA as part of the National Forest System. MORE

No Net Loss Wetlands Policy

Business / Agriculture / No Net Loss Wetlands Policy: An overall policy goal for wetland protection first adopted by the Bush Administration, and more recently by the Clinton Administration. The goal is to halt the decline in the overall number of wetlan MORE

North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Business / Agriculture / North American Wetlands Conservation Act: P.L. 101-233 (December 13, 1989), and amended in 1990 and 1994, authorizes a wetlands habitat program: administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The law authorized annual appropriations of up to MORE

Landspout

Science / Weather / Landspout: A small, weak tornado, which is not formed by a storm-scale rotation. It is generally weaker than a supercell tornado and is not associated with a wall cloud or mesocyclone. It may be observed beneath MORE

Landslide

Science / Geology / Landslide: The rapid downslope movement of soil and rock material, often lubricated by groundwater, over a basal shear zone: also the tongue of stationary material deposited by such an event. MORE

Hospital Acquired Infection

Health / Disease / Hospital Acquired Infection: Nosocomial infections are infections which are a result of treatment in a hospital or a healthcare service unit, but secondary to the patient's original condition. MORE

Links
Home
Glossary
Thesaurus