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2014-03-12 12:21:14

Exchange will conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor recreation for public access CHARLESTON, Miss., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reached an agreement with land owner James (Jim) Kennedy to exchange a 306-acre parcel of its land in Tallahatchie County, Miss. for a tract of York Woods, Kennedy's conservation-easement property. USFWS is acquiring land that appraises at a higher amount than the 306-acre parcel and will use it as a...

2014-01-29 13:20:17

Researchers at the Prairie Research Institute's Illinois Natural History Survey have found that overall, concentrations of arsenic, selenium, and mercury in bighead and silver carp from the lower Illinois River do not appear to be a health concern for a majority of human consumers. The full results of the study have been published in the journal Chemosphere. Average mercury concentration in fillets was below the US Food and Drug Administration Action Level and EPA Screening Value for...

2008-10-06 12:00:22

By BARBARA HOBEROCK OKLAHOMA CITY -- A federal judge on Monday denied the state of Oklahoma's request to halt poultry producers from spreading chicken litter in eastern Oklahoma watersheds. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell denied Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson's request for an injunction to stop the practice, but does not end a federal lawsuit filed by the state. Edmondson is suing poultry producers on behalf of the state alleging excess chicken litter...

2008-09-15 09:00:28

CHICAGO (MCT) -- Rain-swollen rivers and creeks forced hundreds of voluntary evacuations across the Chicago region on Sunday, damaged homes and at least one architectural landmark, left two Indiana men drowned in a drainage ditch, and triggered emergency declarations in half a dozen Illinois communities and all of Cook County. Fire officials in Chesterton, Ind., near Indiana Dunes State Park, confirmed Sunday that two men there died after apparently drowning in a flooded drainage ditch, but...

2008-09-07 21:00:11

By Lee Filas lfilas@@dailyherald.com Communities along the swollen Fox and Des Plaines rivers are bracing for flooding and closely watching weather reports. How much flooding will depend on the overnight rainfall. State officials warn that if National Weather Service predictions of an inch of rain hold true, parts of Lake, Cook, McHenry and Kane counties could be in for the second instance of significant flooding in eight months. Last August, more than 400 homes along the Fox River...

2008-08-27 21:00:31

By Molly Collins dupageneighbor@@dailyherald.com As this winter drags on, it is hard to picture the Chicago area without any snow, but 300 million years ago that was the case. Illinois actually used to be a wetland located near the equator. If you want to travel back in time to discover more about our warmer past, the Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois is holding its Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the "K" Commons...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com The Nature Conservancy has transferred the 720-acre Chinquapin Bluffs Natural Area in Woodford County and the 60-acre Henline Creek Natural Area in northern McLean County to the ParkLands Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring natural areas based in Mclean County. ParkLands officials said the Chinquapin will become part of the group's Mackinaw Bluffs Corridor Project to restore about 1,500 acres of habitat...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Carol Cole-Frowe, The Norman Transcript, Okla. Jul. 29--OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson reminded attendees of the Oklahoma Water Law Seminar on Monday of a Willliam Jennings Bryan speech where he said if cities were destroyed they would be rebuilt and if farms were destroyed, grass will grow in the streets of the cities. "But if you destroy our water, if we lose it, if we ruin it, if we don't conserve it, if we aren't careful with it, we'll lose our cities....

2008-07-25 15:00:40

By D. E. Smoot, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 25--Property owners along the Illinois River have access to funding for the implementation of conservation efforts designed to reduce nutrient and bacteria levels in the scenic river. The funding is being made available through the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and local conservation districts in Adair, Cherokee and Delaware counties. The cost-sharing program will be funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Oklahoma...

2008-07-23 09:00:25

By Will Buss, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jul. 23--GRAFTON -- Local environmental, business and tourism leaders are asking for public support in appealing to state lawmakers to reverse proposed cuts to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to cut $14 million from the agency's payroll, which has gradually been reduced since 2001. By the end of that year, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources employed 1,982. Six years later, it was decreased by...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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