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2010-01-11 14:16:35

The Spanish government is hoping to save a dried wetland from an underground peat fire by unleashing floodwaters onto an expanse of the marsh now under threat due to past water mismanagement.

2008-08-07 12:00:46

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot The fire that raged through more than 40,000 acres of North Carolina forest and farm land - and sent smoke into Hampton Roads - appears to be nearly extinguished.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

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.

2008-07-03 21:00:12

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 3--With more than 3,200 wildfires in North Carolina so far this year, state forestry officials are urging people to skip the backyard fireworks this weekend.

2008-06-21 06:00:11

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 21--The fire in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern North Carolina has burned more intensely and spread more widely because of changes to the land in earlier decades to promote farming.

2008-06-20 18:00:16

By Patrick Lynch, Daily Press, Newport News, Va. Jun. 20--No, your neighbor isn't just burning leaves again. Fires have burned 41,000 and 2,800 acres, respectively, in the Pocosin Lakes and Great Dismal Swamp national wildlife refuges.

2008-06-16 06:00:17

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.

Latest Pocosin Reference Libraries

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.