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2011-03-07 21:45:46

New research reveals vast tracts of wetlands along the upper Gulf Coast are more hydrologically connected to Galveston Bay and other waters of the U.S. than previously thought, suggesting immediate implications for how they are preserved, managed and regulated, according to Texas AgriLife scientists. "Loss of wetlands closer to traditional navigable waters must be mitigated under the Clean Water Act by creating new wetlands, or preferably by protecting and restoring similar existing...

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2010-02-01 13:05:00

The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young, according to research published today in the journal BioScience. The new research shows that the region appears to be much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought. "The impact to the millions of wetlands that attract countless ducks to these breeding...

2006-03-17 12:55:00

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Parts of Canada's grain belt will need timely spring rains to stave off drought conditions as the planting season approaches, crop and weather specialists warn. Soil moisture is below average in much of Alberta and pockets of Saskatchewan, where fall rains and winter snowfall were minimal. "Being so dry, there's not going to be a lot of moisture for the plant to tap into," said Guy Ash, weather and crops surveillance analyst for the Canadian...

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2005-11-29 16:13:32

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The gradual warming of the Upper Midwest could cut the duck population in half as early as 2050, according to a new study published in the journal BioScience. The study looked at how climate change could affect the Upper Midwest, where North America's best duck breeding grounds are, over the next 50 to 100 years. The area, known as the prairie pothole region, produces 50 percent to 80 percent of the continent's ducks and contains an estimated 5 million small ponds spread...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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