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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

absorbed dose

absorbed dose  

The amount (dose) of a chemical substance that is absorbed by, and thus enters the body of, an organism exposed to it. Most commonly expressed as milligrams per kilogram body weight per day (mg ...
age class

age class  

1 An age grouping of any organism, including people.2 Foresters usually group trees, forests, stands or forest types into 20‐year age classes (1–20, 21–40 and so on).
valence electron

valence electron  

An electron in one of the outer shells of an atom that takes part in forming chemical bonds.
community right-to-know

community right-to-know  

Making information about environmental threats (particularly toxic pollution) readily available to anyone who would like access to it.
catalytic incinerator

catalytic incinerator  

A pollution control device that oxidizes volatile organic compounds by using a catalyst to promote the combustion process.
biodiversity prospecting

biodiversity prospecting  

The search for new products among genes found in wild organisms, which may be of potential commercial value.
bioregional planning

bioregional planning  

Planning based on seeking to preserve the integrity of a bioregion rather than a political or administrative unit.
block fault

block fault  

A type of geological faulting in which the topography is divided by faults of different heights and orientations.
breed not at risk

breed not at risk  

Any breed in which the population size is increasing, and there are more than 1000 breeding females and more than 20 males.
brine mud

brine mud  

Waste material that comes from well‐drilling or mining and is composed of mineral salts or other inorganic compounds.
brood cover

brood cover  

Low vegetation (such as grasses or herbs) that offers protection for ground nesting birds to raise their young.
cask

cask  

A thick‐walled container, usually made from lead, that is used to transport radioactive material. Also known as a coffin.
altiplano

altiplano  

A high plateau in south‐eastern Peru and western Bolivia, at an elevation of about 3500 m.
aquifer depletion

aquifer depletion  

Withdrawing groundwater from an aquifer faster than it is naturally replenished. Also known as groundwater mining or overdraft.
adventitious root

adventitious root  

A plant root that grows in an unusual location (for example, from a stem). See also root climber.
aerodynamic

aerodynamic  

A body shape which is streamlined to reduce air resistance and thus allow easy movement through air. Compare hydrodynamic.
agricultural sewage

agricultural sewage  

Liquid waste material that is produced through the agricultural processes of cultivating soil, producing crops, or raising livestock.
allocation

allocation  

The process of assigning activities, costs, or facilities to particular people, or of designating certain resources for particular purposes.
act

act  

A legal document that codifies the result of deliberations by a committee, society, or legislative body. See also statute.
energy farming

energy farming  

Using land to grow crops that provide fuel (such as fast‐growing tree species). Also known as energy plantation.

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