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2008-07-16 09:00:00

By Michael Welles Shapiro, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 16--Wide swaths of trees are dead in a forested wetland near Sun City Hilton Head's Hidden Cypress golf course, the result of standing water surrounding their roots, according to a federal agency and residents. Residents say that violates federal environmental laws and are asking the government to step in. An officer with the Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency in charge of protecting wetlands, said...

2008-07-08 09:00:00

A recent intrusion by Black Sea saltwater into the wetlands of the Kizilirmak Delta in Turkey has increased salt levels in the area's lakes, with negative effects on wildlife in the region, local Today's Zaman reported on Monday. Murat Bulut, chairman of the Black Sea Nature Protection Federation (KARDOGA), was quoted as saying that the increase in the salt levels of the lakes in the Black Sea delta, one of the most important wetlands in Turkey, has been caused by water channels that were...

2008-07-08 06:00:19

By Sonya Padgett By SONYA PADGETT REVIEW-JOURNAL Though the Stardust was demolished last year, it still does its part to support the Las Vegas community. Literally. Along a seven-plus mile stretch of the Las Vegas Wash, chunks of the former Strip icon line the banks, holding the soil in place and serving as a buffer against erosion. There's a bit of Westward Ho in there, as well, and some Caesars Palace parking garage. This rubble, along with rock, asphalt and concrete salvaged...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By CAROLE HAWKINS The owners of a northern McIntosh County development have agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty and restore the property's 25-foot-wide marsh buffer that investigators found had been mowed illegally. Two state agencies and one federal agency cited the owners last year after workers filled wetlands, cut marshes and graded soil to prepare the site for construction. With the filtering buffer removed, rain washed plumes of muddy water into the nearby Julienton River. This month,...

2008-06-16 06:00:17

By Sophia Maines, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jun. 16--In the midst of preparing their latest legal challenge, opponents of the proposed South Lawrence Trafficway wetlands route laid out their case once again Sunday. "I detect in our community a little lessening of our interest in saving our wetlands," said Joe Collins, a Kansas University herpetologist and speaker at the event. "People don't understand that this is not something you're going to recover." Collins and others involved in...

2008-04-22 09:00:36

ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This Earth Day Evian(R) Natural Spring Water, the world's leading luxury spring water, pronounces its continued dedication to playing a leading role in sustainable development. Through the creation of the Evian Water Protection Institute, which will work in conjunction with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the introduction of the use of recycled plastic (r-PET) to its most popular bottle sizes and the launch of a new partnership with RecycleBank, Inc. in...

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2008-02-01 15:59:51

Despite the vital role wetlands play in society, they remain among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. To emphasise the direct and positive effects of healthy wetlands for humans, the theme of this year's World Wetlands Day, held every year on 2 February, is "ËœHealthy Wetlands, Healthy People'. According to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the poor management of wetlands claims the lives of more than 3 million people every year and brings suffering to many more. Because...

2006-04-10 19:16:17

CLEWISTON, Fla. (AP) - Prehistoric bones believed to belong to ancient sloths have been discovered by construction crews working on the massive Everglades restoration project. The bones were found April 1 by workers with the South Florida Water Management District constructing a 2,000-acre storm water treatment area about 50 miles northwest of Miami, district spokesman Roberto Fabricio said Monday. The plant-eating animals the size of elephants became extinct at least 4,000 years ago....

2006-02-02 05:15:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG -- The destruction of the world's wetlands is exacerbating global disasters such as floods and famines and is a potential source of conflict in volatile regions, environmentalists said on Thursday. "By a conservative estimate, about 50 percent of the wetlands worldwide are gone. These include rivers, swamps, marshes, small ponds, and mangrove systems," said Jane Madgwick, the chief executive officer of conservation group Wetlands International. "They are viewed as...

2005-11-09 13:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The Army Corps of Engineers and the state of Louisiana lack an overall plan for restoring coastal wetlands, a National Academy of Sciences panel said Wednesday. "Federal, state and local officials, with the public's involvement, need to take a broader look," said Robert Dean, a University of Florida engineering professor in Gainesville who chaired a panel on the restoration efforts. Dean said those efforts must examine "where land in coastal Louisiana should and can be...


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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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