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Louisiana Pine Snakes Released In Kisatchie National Forest
2012-05-08 03:30:25

On May 1, USDA Forest Service, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Memphis Zoo, and other partners released seven young Louisiana pine snakes on a restored longleaf pine stand in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. The release is the fourth in 2 years, part of a plan to restore a very rare snake to its range in Louisiana. Last year the partners released 20 newly hatched snakes; this year´s snakes are 6 months old and about 3 feet...

2011-06-20 15:30:00

YAZOO CITY, Miss., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Underscoring its leadership in "conservation capitalism" -- the growing understanding that environmental progress and American business are closely linked -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) signed a $5.6 million, five-year reforestation and carbon sequestration agreement with GreenTrees LLC and planted a ceremonial first tree at the Rick Lowery Farm here today. Under the program, NS and GreenTrees® will plant 6.04 million...

2011-01-05 09:29:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has announced two new and two continuing grants to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight partnership program to protect birds in Georgia through habitat and species restoration and environmental education. The grants are part of Southern Company's partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Two new grants were awarded under Power of Flight: National Wild Turkey Federation - to...

2010-04-22 04:20:00

May planting to mark 20th anniversary of Plant a tree, Cool the globe campaign WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global ReLeaf, the tree planting arm of American Forests - the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization - will plant 4.8 million trees this year in 43 projects in 14 states and 10 countries to help restore forests important for wildlife, clean water, and carbon sequestration. Since its beginning over 20 years ago, Global ReLeaf has planted more than 30...

2010-01-21 21:03:00

ATHENS, Ga., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Turbulent times characterized by plummeting pine sawtimber prices could soon be over for timber sellers. A new stumpage price forecast published by Forisk signals climbing prices for pine sawtimber in the US South beginning in 2010. The ForiskFORECAST pine sawtimber price forecast and "Forecasting Timber Prices" workshop provide insights for timberland owners, investors, and wood procurement managers in planning future pricing and management strategies...

2010-01-13 10:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company today announced that it is pledging an additional $1.08 million to the Five Star Restoration and Power of Flight programs, extending its sponsorship of both conservation programs through 2013. The extended support aligns their sponsorship timelines with Longleaf Legacy, Southern Company's third major environmental stewardship program that helps restore the longleaf pine ecosystem. (Logo:...

2009-12-21 09:30:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced that six new and three continuing grants have been awarded to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight and Longleaf Legacy partnership programs. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "Southern Company is proud of its longstanding partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the much needed...

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2009-10-29 08:30:00

Fire is often thought of something that trees should be protected from, but a new study suggests that some trees may themselves contribute to the likelihood of wildfires in order to promote their own abundance at the expense of their competitors. The study, which appears in the December 2009 issue of the journal The American Naturalist, says that positive feedback loops between fire and trees associated with savannas can make fires more likely in these ecosystems. "We used a mathematical...

2008-12-15 12:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation today announced that four additional grants have been awarded to conservation and natural resource agencies through the Power of Flight and Longleaf Legacy partnership programs. The Power of Flight program protects birds through habitat and species restoration and environmental education. Longleaf Legacy supports restoration of longleaf pine forests, home to many endangered species...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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