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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...

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...


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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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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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