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2008-12-18 10:43:00

HOLLAND, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco-based Sierra Club has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court asking for a court-ordered shutdown of the community-owned electrical generating plant in Holland, Michigan. The complaint, filed against the City of Holland and the Holland Board of Public Works on December 15, alleges that normal maintenance and repair work done at the James De Young power generating facility constituted "major modifications" of the plant that required...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

With more than 9 million acres of potential protected wilderness in Utah on the line, the Utah Wilderness Coalition said Thursday that it has added the Natural Resources Defense Council to its executive committee. "They're going to be great partners working toward the goal of protecting America's red-rock wilderness," said Lawson Legate, senior regional representative of the Sierra Club's Utah chapter. The committee already includes the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Sierra Club,...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By JOHN BRENNAN, STAFF WRITER The Sierra Club moved forward Tuesday on a pair of Xanadu- related court cases, continuing a four-year battle over state permits issued for the sprawling Meadowlands project. In a brief, the state chapter of the environmental group asked an appellate panel to reconsider part of a Sept. 17 decision upholding 2004 state approvals allowing 8 acres of wetlands to be included within the Xanadu development site. The Sierra Club has maintained for years that the...

2008-10-06 06:00:23

By C. Douglas Nielsen There was a time when the great thing about living in Southern Nevada was its wide-open spaces, most of it on public land. One could travel in just about any direction and find someplace new and interesting to visit or someplace new and inviting to hunt. Living in the growing city was made tolerable because you always could get away from the crowds by taking a drive into the desert on one of many roads that miners, ranchers and wandering explorers left behind long...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the CleanSkies.tv Network, the world's first and only online network devoted exclusively to covering the compelling issues and developments shaping the debate on energy and the environment, announced the addition of the Sierra Club to its roll of distinguished "Peer Group Partners." The Sierra Club will co-produce with CleanSkies.tv original programming to run on the network and will contribute existing programs to the programming lineup including...

2008-09-19 06:00:17

By C. Douglas Nielsen For the past two decades, participation in hunting has steadily declined. For most of us, this is no secret. The subject has been discussed in a variety of outdoor publications, and I have touched upon it in a past column or two. The question is: Why are we losing hunters? Answers to that question vary, but the top two answers from a recent study are centered on public access and crowding issues. The study was conducted by Responsive Management, a public opinion and...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Walter Abramson of the Minnesota Land Trust, +1-612-647- 9590 Island home of legendary conservationist Ernest Oberholtzer to remain undeveloped ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Land Trust and the Ernest C. Oberholtzer Foundation announced the permanent protection of the Review Islands -- the Rainy Lake home of conservationist Ernest C. Oberholtzer. Completion of this project ensures that the islands' important historic,...

2008-09-14 18:00:19

BRITAIN'S biggest gold mine, in Snowdonia, which has supplied wedding rings for royalty, may re-open because of rising prices. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 15:15:00

Increased mountain lion sightings in Colorado have prompted a study intended to minimize risks when humans impinge on the big cats' turf, state officials say. State Department of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said as the urban landscape in Colorado continues to push into what used to be wilderness areas, the typically reclusive big cats have begun venturing among humans, The Denver Post reported Monday. "We really don't have a wilderness in Colorado any more," Churchill said....

2008-08-29 18:00:23

By KEN MIDKIFF Approaching Licking - about 125 miles south of here - the usual sign appeared: "Entering Texas County." But that sign was unnecessary because it seemed that every residence had a "Linda Garrett for County Commission" yard sign installed. While the high- visibility yards along Highway 63 might be expected to harbor political messages, these signs also were encountered on Highway 32 and even on graveled back roads. Those of us who fish and swim in our state's streams know...


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Francis Marion National Forest
2014-01-20 10:46:46

The Francis Marion National Forest can be found north of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s named for revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. It lies completely within the Middle Atlantic coastal forests ecoregion. This national forest is contained completely in the counties of Charleston and Berkeley and is 258,864 acres in size. The forest contains the towns of Huger, Jamestown, McClellanville, and Awendaw. Charleston offers emergency...

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