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2009-05-28 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council today announced that eight new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) This year, Southern Company provided $198,928 in grants...

2008-09-20 12:00:28

By Tom Lochner Pacific Gas & Electric cut down trees in a Pinole creekbed last month without a permit and could be forced to replace them, though where is another question, a state agency says. A homeowner on Sarah Drive blew the whistle on PG&E after a tree service hired by the utility clear-cut an approximately 80- to 100- foot section along a narrow stream known locally as Cole Creek, a tributary of Pinole Creek. The cutting, which took place Aug. 25, could lead to an order...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

CAVE CREEK, Ariz., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- National Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has awarded Cahava Springs Conservancy technical and financial assistance to help protect and improve the Apache Springs riparian habitat. The habitat development planning assistance and $16,209 award is part of NRCS' Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) that helps conservation-minded land owners, on a cost-share basis, develop habitat on their...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

The Midwestern chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture recently awarded the city of Columbia and its Parks and Recreation Department the 2008 Gold Leaf Award for the city's landscaping and tree-planting project at Flat Branch Park downtown. According to a city news release, the society chose Flat Branch Park for the award because of its focus on "environmental issues such as storm-water runoff, water quality and stream-way protection while at the same time beautifying an urban...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

By PRICE, Vicki This article was written by a contributor. It is not to be reproduced without permission from the Taranaki Daily News and charges may be incurred. ------------------------------------------------- WE all know water is vital to life and in New Zealand, and in Taranaki we are accustomed to having more fresh water than we could possibly want (usually). But worldwide, there is a growing realisation that water cannot be taken for granted and changing the world starts in our...

2008-07-25 15:00:40

By D. E. Smoot, Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. Jul. 25--Property owners along the Illinois River have access to funding for the implementation of conservation efforts designed to reduce nutrient and bacteria levels in the scenic river. The funding is being made available through the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and local conservation districts in Adair, Cherokee and Delaware counties. The cost-sharing program will be funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state of Oklahoma...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By David Hendee, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 24--RED CLOUD, Neb. -- The old tree-choked, shrub-infested, island- jammed ditch south of town has a new function this summer. A river runs through it. For the first time in at least 10 years, the Republican River is reclaiming its channel, flowing faster and virtually unhindered from the Harlan County Dam to Kansas, thanks to a new program to remove invasive vegetation. "We've got a good thing started here," said Mike Clements, general...

2008-07-23 15:00:38

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Mike Tyndall of Southern Company, +1-404-506-5333, +1- 866-506-5333, media@southerncompany.com ATLANTA, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council announced today that 10 new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program....

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 1--Residents who live along Salt Lake City streams are welcome to trim trees, build patios and plant gardens. But those looking to construct a home on a pristine, creekside lot might have to place their picture windows 100 feet from the water. Tonight, the Salt Lake City Council plans to make its first revisions to a far-reaching ordinance passed in January aimed at protecting riparian corridors from over-development, soil erosion and...

2008-06-27 15:02:34

A FARM near Opunake hosted many of the country's media organisations last Wednesday as the Taranaki Regional Council highlighted one of the farms involved in its extensive riparian planting programme. Representatives from TVNZ, TV3, a major newspaper and The New Zealand Farmers Weekly donned their gumboots and winter wear to see for themselves the work Ian and Judith Armstrong have carried out on their property. The couple have 34km of stream bank on their farm, of which 22km is fenced....


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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