Latest Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Stories
By KRISTIN DAVIS By Kristin Davis and Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna dumped some needed rain on the two fires that have smoldered in the region for months, but officials are not ready to say the fires are out just yet.
By Anonymous First it was the faltering economy, then the birds, specifically nesting plovers, an imperiled species that prompted the closing of some popular Cape Hatteras National Seashore fishing beaches.
By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Officials have begun scaling back efforts to extinguish a wildfire that continues to smolder 50 miles west of the Outer Banks.
By Sabine Vollmer, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 20--Tropical Storm Cristobal hugged the North Carolina coast much of today but offered little relief to firefighters in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge or drought-parched counties further inland.
A lightning strike during a storm sparked a second fire Tuesday in the Great Dismal Swamp in eastern Virginia. Catherine Hibbard with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the new fire was only about 20 acres Tuesday morning, the Newport News Press reported.
By Kristin Davis, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 16--The North Carolina wildfire, confined largely to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, did not grow Sunday, but smoke was expected to cause problems throughout the northeastern part of North Carolina on this morning.
By Matt Ehlers, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 16--The size of the wildfire burning in and around the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge may be atypical, but statistics show that its occurrence is anything but.
From staff and wire reports Potent, wafting smoke from a pair of wildfires blanketed Hampton Roads in a haze Saturday, as air quality officials in two states forecasted the polluted air would continue at least through today.
Six of the nation's 545 National Wildlife Refuges are at severe risk, according to the 2005 State of the System Report, released earlier today.
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