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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.

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.

2008-07-08 09:00:00

Black Sea saltwater threatens wildlife ANKARA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ‘Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People’.

2006-04-10 19:16:17

Prehistoric bones believed to belong to ancient sloths have been discovered by construction crews working on the massive Everglades restoration project.

2006-02-02 05:15:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - 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.

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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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