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2008-08-05 15:00:25

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- In a perfect world, the long-awaited dredging of Narrow River would be good for the environment, good for boaters and good for the Town Beach. But when will the project take place? What will it accomplish? Will sand that could be used to restore the beach be dredged from the mouth of the river? Looking for answers to these questions, the Town Council last night voted to schedule a workshop with officials from the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish...

2008-08-04 18:00:26

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) today announced that it will release its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008 on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:00 a.m. C.D.T. A conference call with the Company will be held the same day at 10:00 a.m. C.D.T. The call in number is 877-419-6598. The call can also be heard on the Company's website, www.gldd.com under Events and Presentations on the investor relations page. The conference call will be...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

By Ryan LaFontaine, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Aug. 4--GULFPORT -- Large cranes are busy this week pulling more than 70,000 cubic yards of muck from the floor of the Small Craft Harbor, a necessary step if the city is to realize its dream of a world-class facility. The two-phase, harbor-dredging project should last well into the new year. Meantime, the new Gulfport Development Commission, a five-member panel assembled to solicit proposals from developers to build projects on city...

2008-08-02 21:00:11

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ New islands, rising from Lake Okeechobee like a bass fisherman's version of Atlantis, could become a tourist-attracting, economic alternative for the Florida city of Pahokee's life after U.S. Sugar. The state's proposed $1.75 billion buyout of U.S. Sugar to further Everglades restoration threatens to leave Pahokee and other Glades cities without a major employer. This comes at a time when lingering low lake levels have hurt marinas and other water-dependent...

2008-07-31 00:00:00

Scientists are to carry out a study of the ecological and economic impact of the Lyme Bay fishing ban. Scallop dredging and bottom trawling were prohibited in around 10 per cent of the bay this month by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Marine researchers will examine the effect this has on what is described as one of Britain's richest marine environments. It will also look at the effect on local fishermen. (c) 2008 Express & Echo (Exeter UK). Provided by...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

ENVIRONMENTAL concerns about dredging should be given "a fair hearing" before plans for dredging more sand in the Bristol Channel go ahead, Plaid Cymru AM Chris Franks has said. Environmental campaigners argue that dredging for sand from the seabed depletes beaches. Vale of Glamorgan Council is to review a planning application for dredging and Barry Town Council has lodged an official "strong objection" to the scheme. Mr Franks said: "It is true that dredging is important to supply...

2008-07-22 12:00:53

TORONTO, July 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sierra Gold Corporation (Pink Sheets:SGCP) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an 8" dredge from a South African company. This equipment will enable the company to expand its river dredging operation to another part of the country. The first dredge purchased last month will be employed on the Pampana river while this second dredge will operating on the Sewa river. The 8" dredge is presently located in Sierra Leone and...

2008-07-20 09:00:24

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot The Nags Head Board of Commissioners decided Friday not to pursue a potential project with the Army Corps of Engineers that would have put sand dredged from Oregon Inlet on town beaches. "The decision was already made by the Corps of Engineers that the sand would go to Pea Island," Commissioner Doug Remaley said. The board was going to consider sending a letter to the corps expressing interest in the possible project, which...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Nags Head Efforts to widen Nags Head beaches have failed over the years at the federal, county and local levels, but another idea goes on the table today. The Board of Commissioners will meet to decide whether the town should send a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers expressing interest in a project that might provide sand through a nearby dredging initiative. "The sand would be pumped up from Oregon Inlet and onto Nags Head...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Tim Krohn, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 17--CHASKA -- The final 15 miles of the Minnesota River are dramatically different than the other 300 miles. The lower Minnesota winds through 15 communities in four metropolitan counties, running next to the Twin Cities International Airport and Mall of America and filled with barges carrying Midwest grain to world markets. The area is under the jurisdiction of the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District, which works closely with the U....


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