Latest Wetland Stories
By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF TOMHEGAN TOWNSHIP - The owners of a $15 million seasonal home on the western shore of Moosehead Lake could face a fine of up to $157,500 for allegedly violating federal wetland protections.
Carolinas Cement has announced a correction to recent media reports that claimed that three state and federal organizations recommended the company identify a new site for its proposed cement plant off of Holly Shelter Road in Castle Hayne, N.C.
Text of report by Ganzi Muhanguzi entitled "IDPs destroy 72 per cent forests in north" published by state-owned, mass-circulation Ugandan daily The New Vision website on 9 September Over 72 per cent of forest reserves in northern Uganda have been destroyed by internally displaced people (IDPs) returning to their villages, environment state minister has said.
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 United Nations initiated a plan on Friday to have an ancient wetland located in southeast Iraq listed as a World Heritage Site.
By Rick Jervis NEW ORLEANS -- Though Hurricane Gustav seemed to spare New Orleans a repeat of 2005's catastrophic damage, it is likely to have done irrevocable damage to the area's wetlands.
By MIKE SAEWITZ Chesapeake Emil Viola used to think wetlands were nothing but trouble . Swamps, bogs and wet fields spread over the region have cost him money and given him headaches.
DAMP DELIGHT: Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick, right, was in the Waikato last week to cast an eye over the results of multi- agency work to manage peat lakes and wetlands in the region.
By DEBASHIS KONAR Kolkata: Taking a cue from West Bengal, which was the first state to introduce a code for the preservation of wetlands , the Centre is all set to introduce a law to preserve these fragile eco-systems .
By Savage, Melissa Hill, John The environment and the economy face a crisis in Louisiana's wetlands. For more than 200 years, the wetlands along the coast of Louisiana have been melting into the Gulf of Mexico. Today the area is shrinking at the rate of one football field every 30 minutes.
The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...
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