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2008-09-08 21:00:12

A cloud of disappointment hovers over the Mississippi Delta following the Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a $220 million flood-control initiative known as the Yazoo Backwater Pump. The decision, however, reflects not only a victory for the environment but a recognition of fiscal realities, as well. The Yazoo project has long been targeted by the National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense. The NWF has called for reforms within the Corps of Engineers to eliminate...

2008-08-25 12:00:50

Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct. The Bush administration wants federal agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm endangered animals and plants. New regulations, which don't require the approval of Congress, would reduce the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have been performing for 35 years, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press. The draft rules also would bar federal...

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2008-08-15 09:10:00

Global warming and past management practices are making forests in the Western United States more susceptible to fire, according to a report released Thursday. Large wildfires, like two that burned thousands of acres in Utah last year, are blamed for making climate change worse and putting unnatural stress on ecosystems, the National Wildlife Federation report said. The report, "Increased Risk of Catastrophic Wildfires: Global Warming's Wake-Up Call for the Western United States," claims...

2008-07-23 15:00:50

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jeff Skelding, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, +1-202-797-6893, jskelding@nwf.org; Cameron Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes, +1-312-375-2004, cdavis@greatlakes.org; Jordan Lubetkin, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, +1-734-887- 7109, lubetkin@nwf.org ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Advocates for the Great Lakes urged Congress to act quickly on the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, a...

2008-07-21 18:00:27

By E.B. FURGURSON III Staff Writer Sea level rise related to global warming likely will inundate land, alter wetlands and devastate wildlife around the Chesapeake Bay region by the end of the century, according to a recent report by the National Wildlife Federation. By the year 2100, a projected 2-foot rise would make the Pasadena peninsula extremely vulnerable to a damaging storm surger, said Patty Glick, National Wildlife Federation senior global warming specialist and lead author...

2008-07-09 12:00:24

SAUGATUCK, Mich., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Great Lakes states took an historic step toward protecting the lakes from water diversions when Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm today signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. With Granholm's signature, all eight Great Lakes states -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- have now passed the Great Lakes Compact, a regional water management agreement to...

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2008-07-02 00:10:00

The latest string of floods to hit the U.S. Midwest is providing troublesome clues to conservation experts who claim that many forecasts fail to consider the affects global warming on weather patterns. "Although no single weather event can be attributed to global warming, it's critical to understand that a warming climate is supplying the very conditions that fuel these kinds of weather events," said Amanda Staudt, a climate scientist with the National Wildlife Federation. Floods of such...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

DETROIT, June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the fastest sailboats on the Great Lakes - Earth Voyager - arrived in Detroit this week as part of a 13-city tour highlighting the need to restore the Great Lakes. "We're drawing attention to how important the Great Lakes are to our economy and way of life," said Jeff Skelding, national campaign director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, the boat tour's sponsor. "Yet every day, our lakes face serious threats, which is why we...

2008-04-16 03:00:34

By Vanderwood, Mike L Linklater, Danielle; Healy, Krista Abstract. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between English phonics (nonsense word fluency) and reading performance for 134 English language learners. First-grade nonsense word fluency scores had significant moderate to large correlations to three third-grade outcome measures: curriculum- based measurement in reading (.65), Maze (.54), and the California Achievement Test, Sixth Edition (.39). In addition, when...

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2007-12-23 06:00:00

Six quadrillion gallons of water. That's a 6 followed by 15 zeroes. It's how much water is in Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- enough to cover an area the size of the lower 48 states to a depth of 91/2 feet. And to a drought-stricken Southeast and perennially parched Southwest, it's very tempting. On the campaign trail in September, Democratic presidential candidate and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson suggested that water from the Great Lakes could be piped to Las...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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