Latest Wetland Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.