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How Do Marshes Respond To Sea-level Rise?
2014-09-11 03:16:45

[ Watch The Video: Plum Island Estuary: Studying How Marshes Respond To Sea-Level Rise ] National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site provides important clues for protecting & managing estuaries At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork. At high tide, you can pass over the mudflats into the grass in a boat. At low tide, the ocean waters recede, leaving behind fresh deposits of nutrient-rich...

2014-05-28 08:20:49

Company to Provide Disease Countermeasure Support to Science and Technology Agricultural Scientific Program RESTON, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support and supplement the Science and Technology (S&T) Agricultural Scientific Program at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). The single-award time and...

2013-03-12 23:04:45

Cyclists on Great Freedom Adventures´ Salt Marsh and Songbirds Eco-Bike Tour To See First-Hand the Effects of Barrier Island Beach Erosion Along With Discovering Wildlife and Ecology on an Island World Famous for Nature Study (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 NOVA scientist Bill Sargent will show Great Freedom Adventures´ bike tour guests first-hand, the devastation to Plum Island, MA homes and shoreline by recent storm surges. Several homes have collapsed into the ocean and more are slated...

Animal Testing Center Project Should Be Scaled Back
2012-07-14 04:55:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Plans for a billion-dollar facility to study potentially fatal animal diseases should be scaled back, officials from the National Research Council (NRC) said in a government-commissioned report released on Friday. The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NABF), which would be built in Manhattan, Kansas, has some experts concerned that diseases being studied at the center could escape the center and cause immense agricultural...

2008-08-28 15:00:42

LEWISTON - The Stanton Bird Club will sponsor a field trip to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 6. The group will car pool from the Promenade Mall parking lot in front of Staples, leaving at 6 a.m. and returning around 4 p.m. Those going should bring a lunch. Several varieties of waterfowl and shorebirds will be the center of interest for participants. Stanton field trips are free and nonmembers are invited. All experience levels...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Katie Curley, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Aug. 5--NEWBURYPORT -- Repairs to the Newburyport and Salisbury boardwalks as well as dredging and jetty repairs at the mouth of the Merrimack River may soon be a reality under the Environmental Bond Bill passed by the Legislature yesterday. Included in the bill is $2.5 million to pay for beach restoration on Plum Island, as well as a small boat launch in Salisbury along the Merrimack, and the creation of a new park/boat launch in...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By victor tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Aug. 5--PLUM ISLAND -- A $2.5 million fund for sand restoration and beach erosion control at Plum Island has passed the state Legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Deval Patrick. The amendment to an Environmental Bond Bill, sponsored by Sens. Bruce Tarr and Steven Baddour, emerged from the House unscathed at the end of last week. Tarr is a Gloucester Republican whose district includes Newbury, and Baddour is a Methuen...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 31--PLUM ISLAND -- The state Senate has approved a $2.5 million amendment to a bond bill that would pay for beach restoration on Plum Island. The measure must still pass the House and obtain Gov. Deval Patrick's signature, but co-sponsor Sen. Bruce Tarr said he is "optimistic about the chances for both." The Gloucester Republican, whose district includes Newbury, has been conducting a series of meetings with local, state and...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 18--SALISBURY -- The Army Corps of Engineers has taken the first step in repairing the Merrimack River's partly dilapidated North Jetty at Salisbury Beach, one of the jetties that is blamed by some for causing erosion on Plum Island. The corps has filed a notice seeking public comment on the proposed project until Aug. 11. "We're just making sure the public knows what we're doing," said Edward O'Donnell, chief of the Navigation...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 16--NEWBURYPORT -- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved its version of the funding for the dredging of the Merrimack River channel. The committee reported out $400,000 for Newburyport Harbor renovations. The House Appropriations Committee last month approved a bill providing $760,000 for dredging the Merrimack River channel and another $95,000 to study erosion on Plum Island. Congressman John Tierney,...


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