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2008-07-30 18:00:32

By Nicholas Azzara, The Bradenton Herald, Fla. Jul. 30--Citing concern over sensitive wetlands, the Peace River watershed and Charlotte Harbor, the area's most prominent environmentalist groups Tuesday declared war against controversial plans to mine the Altman Tract. On the footsteps of Manatee County Administration Building, the regional Sierra Club, ManaSota-88 and other groups announced they have sought an injunction against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in U.S. District...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5ccf16/habitat_management) has announced the addition of the "Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques" report to their offering. Habitat management is commonly used to maintain and enhance the biological interest of many areas of semi-natural habitat where natural processes no longer create suitable conditions for desired species. Habitat restoration and creation is increasingly being used to increase...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Sean Ryan The Wisconsin Department of Transportation scoured more than 500 square miles to find property to offset wetlands losses caused by the Interstate 94 reconstruction. It came up empty. The expansion of the main corridor of I-94 from Milwaukee County south to the Illinois border will pave roughly 50 acres of wetlands. Another 26 acres will be paved for new interchanges in Racine and Kenosha counties. WisDOT tried to find property where it could restore wetlands in the...

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....

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2008-07-21 13:40:00

Threatened by climate change, development and dehydration, wetlands throughout the world could release a "carbon bomb" if they are destroyed, scientists reported Sunday. These wetlands contain 771 billion tons of greenhouse gases, 20 percent of all the carbon on Earth and about the same amount of carbon as is now in the atmosphere, the ecologists told an international conference. If all the wetlands on the planet released their carbon, it would substantially increase the climate-warming...

2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Mike Salinero, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 19--TAMPA -- Local environmentalists admit they were worried but say they are largely satisfied with Hillsborough County's yearlong effort to revise its wetlands rules. The new rules are designed to cut red tape while providing stricter protections than those provided by state and federal agencies. County commissioners approved the new rules unanimously Thursday while sitting as the Environmental Protection Commission. In doing so, the...

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 18--Two developers in McIntosh County have learned a valuable lesson: Check with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before building on marshlands. A Clean Water Act enforcement action against Waterfront Paradise, LLC, was recently resolved between the developers and the corps. The developers, Anthony Silva and Joseph Soares, agreed to restore wetlands they destroyed when they failed to obtain authorization to clear the 20-acre property...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Joe Knight, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 18--As a conservation warden in Chippewa County, Dean Gullickson used to spend some spring nights prowling the Cedar Creek Wetlands to make sure poachers kept their hands off walleyes that ran up the small creek from Lower Long Lake to spawn. Now retired, Gullickson remains active in a coalition of conservation and outdoor groups leading the effort to purchase 720 acres of the 1,000-acre marsh and preserve it for posterity....

2008-07-17 06:00:28

By Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 17--KAYSVILLE -- A good teacher knows how to fool kids or adults into learning. Utah Botanical Center instructor Annette Ward said as much as she mixed up a batch of dough for a "Slimy, Gooey, Gross" class for 4- to 7-year-old students. "We're teaching science about gases, yeasts, densities and layering," she said. "It's a hands-on fun experience, not like school." The mission of the 100-acre center and its adjacent 80-acre experimental farm,...

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...


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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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