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2011-03-07 21:45:46

New research reveals vast tracts of wetlands along the upper Gulf Coast are more hydrologically connected to Galveston Bay and other waters of the U.S. than previously thought, suggesting immediate implications for how they are preserved, managed and regulated, according to Texas AgriLife scientists. "Loss of wetlands closer to traditional navigable waters must be mitigated under the Clean Water Act by creating new wetlands, or preferably by protecting and restoring similar existing...

2011-02-02 17:00:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kim Irvine, professor of geography and planning at Buffalo State College, continues to make significant contributions to the effort to ensure that the people of Southeast Asia have adequate, safe drinking water. In the July 2010 issue of the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Irvine, with guest editorial coauthor Thammarat Koottatep of the School of Environment, Resources and Development at the Asian Institute of...

2011-01-06 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is soliciting public comments on the updated draft National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) developed as part of an ongoing interagency effort to identify and assign wetland plant ratings (indicator status) to species found in the U.S. and its territories. The NWPL provides a list of wetland plants by species and their wetland ratings that is used extensively by federal, state...

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2010-08-20 07:50:00

Changes in climate may be a partial cause to the record rainfall that is wreaking havoc in Asia, but environmental experts say the destruction of ecosystems is more directly at fault for the severity of killer floods.The devastating floods are becoming worse because of several factors, including deforestation, conversion of wetlands into farmlands and urban centers and the clogging of natural drainage systems, experts warn."You can't just blame nature... humans have encroached on the natural...

2010-08-18 16:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A new construction project along the Brandywine Creek in Chester County is underway to create new wetland areas that will help provide flood control to nearby residents," reports Denise Coleman, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) State Conservationist. The new wetlands will replace previously existing wetlands that were impacted by the installation of the Hibernia dam in 1994. Since prior replacement wetlands haven't...

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2010-08-15 09:36:46

Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have created new maps of Chesapeake Bay forested wetlands that are about 30 percent more accurate than existing maps. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Greg McCarty and USDA Forest Service ecologist Megan Lang did this by merging two remote sensing devices: an airborne LiDAR (light detection and ranging) laser sensor with an advanced "synthetic aperture radar" (SAR) satellite sensor. McCarty is at the ARS Hydrology and...

2010-07-26 13:00:00

ATLANTA, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the National Association of Counties and the Wildlife Habitat Council today announced that nine new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-07-19 10:34:00

LAFAYETTE, La., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill Deicing Technology presented a check for $200,000 to Ducks Unlimited at the Louisiana State Convention Friday afternoon. The donation supports DU's ongoing efforts to provide sufficient wintering habitat for waterfowl along the Louisiana coast. "Habitat conservation in this area is essential to sustaining populations of North American waterfowl and to securing the future of North America's waterfowling heritage, and as such has long been a...

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2010-06-17 13:35:16

Scientists tracking wetland characteristics find potential good news The Gulf of Mexico: what role will the Mississippi River play in oil washing ashore and into delta wetlands? One of the spill's greatest environmental threats is to Louisiana's wetlands, scientists believe. But there may be good news ahead. Scientists affiliated with the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center headquartered at the University of...

2010-05-21 16:21:00

Measure to Restore Protective Wetlands Will Make Coastal System More Resilient to Future Threats WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five local and national conservation groups praised U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) proposal to include aggressive measures in legislation that would accelerate restoration of Louisiana's coastal wetlands, a vital natural hurricane barrier that is becoming increasingly drenched in oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. (Logo:...


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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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