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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...

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,...


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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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