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2014-07-25 12:22:20

HORRY COUNTY, S.C., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charleston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Carter Stilley Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank which will be the largest mitigation bank serving Horry and Georgetown counties and the first bank in South Carolina to offer coastal stream credits. Mitigation banking is the restoration, creation, enhancement, or preservation of a wetland, stream, or habitat conservation area which offsets expected adverse...

Trading Wetlands Does Not Have To Be A Deal With The Devil
2013-01-17 12:01:13

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences If Faust had been in the business of trading wetlands rather than selling his soul, the devil might be portrayed by the current guidelines for wetland restoration. Research from the University of Illinois recommends a new framework that could make Faustian bargains over wetland restoration sites result in more environmentally positive outcomes. U of I ecologist Jeffrey Matthews explained that under the...

2010-01-25 06:30:00

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered Florida Panther's habitat in southwest Florida received crucial land preservation restoration with the federal approval of the 4,000-acre Panther Passage Conservation Bank in rural Hendry County, west of Lake Okeechobee and south of the Caloosahatchee River. Habitat loss, one of the greatest threats to panther survival, has today restricted south Florida's breeding population (estimated to be about 100) to less than five percent...

2008-10-23 00:00:11

Wildlands announces the approval of Phase II of Gilsizer Slough South Giant Garter Snake Conservation Bank, in Sutter County, California. The bank is dedicated to mitigation of habitat impacts to the threatened giant garter snake (GGS), and serves portions of an eight-county area including Sutter, Butte, Yuba, Placer, Sacramento, Colusa, Tehama, and Glenn. Bank credits are purchased by public works agencies and the development community to fulfill permit obligations of the US Fish and...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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