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2008-09-12 12:00:18

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. Company officials stated that published reports in local media resulted in gross misunderstandings and potential loss of credibility for the company. According to scoping comment letters submitted to the Corps of Engineers by the U.S. Fish and...

2008-09-09 06:00:17

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. Jessica Eriyo noted that the destruction of wetlands in Teso and Karamoja sub-regions would lead to grave climate changes and...

2008-09-08 21:00:12

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 decision, however, reflects not only a victory for the environment but a recognition of fiscal realities, as well. The Yazoo project has long been targeted by the National Wildlife Federation and Taxpayers for Common Sense. The NWF has called for reforms within the Corps of Engineers to eliminate...

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2008-09-05 13:45:00

The United Nations initiated a plan on Friday to have an ancient wetland located in southeast Iraq listed as a World Heritage Site. This geographic location is thought by some to be biblical Garden of Eden. The U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) said the marshlands were culturally important and had been almost entirely drained during Saddam Hussein's rule in the 1990's. "Because of what Saddam did, the marshlands were in danger of completely disappearing, as was the centuries-old culture of the...

2008-09-02 06:00:12

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. State officials still were conducting flyovers and assessing damage to the miles of natural cypress marshes in Gustav's path, but the storm likely destroyed acres of valuable wetlands, said Garret Graves, head of Gov. Bobby Jindal's office of coastal activities. "We're going to lose miles and...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

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. They also have proven lucrative for Viola, the developer who has emerged as the region's leader in a little-known industry that sprang out of environmental protection laws: wetlands restoration. Viola and his partners have invested millions to buy more than 5,000 acres of farmland and forest in South...

2008-08-20 15:00:34

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. The minister said Lake Serpentine, near Ohaupo, was one of several peat lakes in the Waipa district that were a unique feature of the Waikato landscape. "An enormous amount of work has gone into removing weeds and replanting of native species. Most of the recent planting work has been done by a keen...

2008-08-13 15:00:29

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 . The Centre's environment and forest ministry is going to issue a about conservation of wetlands. Before finalising the law - being termed Wetlands (Conservation and Management ) Rules, 2008 - they must send a draft to state governments for comments. It was learnt that...

2008-08-12 03:00:39

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. What people in Louisiana have known for years has only recently started making its way into the consciousness of the rest of the country. "The people of Louisiana are very aware of the storm protection...

2008-08-01 03:00:17

By Karen Robes Meeks LONG BEACH - A developer's settlement with neighborhood and environmental groups may have all but ended $21.5-million plans for a Home Depot design center on 16.5 acres east of Studebaker Road at Loynes Drive, leaving its fate uncertain. The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust announced that developer Tom Dean of Studebaker LLC has settled with the trust and the University Park Estates Neighborhood Association. According to the Land Trust's release, Dean agreed to...


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Lucia Widow, Palpopleura lucia
2013-07-17 11:23:24

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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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