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Wetlands

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  • Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades cleanup

    Invasive apple snail threatens Florida Everglades cleanup
    Florida wildlife and water managers are worried about an invasive snail that is wreaking havoc on the state's billion-dollar effort to remove chemicals from the fragile Everglades. The South American apple snail first appeared in large numbers in 2010,...
  • NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp

    NASA Langley to use drone as fire-spotter over Great Dismal Swamp
    In August 2011, lightning struck the Great Dismal Swamp and ignited a mammoth blaze that burned for 108 days, scorched 6,500 acres and blew choking smoke into surrounding states. It was the biggest wildfire on record in Virginia history. And it...
  • Friend heard screams as bear hunter was being mauled

    Craig Lindstrom said he heard the bloodcurdling screams from his friend Brandon Johnson in the pre-dawn darkness one Saturday morning and he knew exactly what was happening. "I knew the bear was killing him," Lindstrom told the News Tribune of the attack...
  • Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses

    Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses
    Fall puts on its finery when the ornamental grasses appear — their plumes shimmering and shining in the autumn sun. Ornamental grasses are also practical in the home garden because birds and small mammals like their small seeds while deer...
  • German court delays ruling on dredging of Elbe in Hamburg

    LEIPZIG Germany (Reuters) - A German court delayed a long-awaited ruling on Thursday on the proposed dredging of the river Elbe for large container ships in Hamburg, Germany's largest port, saying it would wait until the European Court decided on a...
  • Allow peat harvest to restore wetlands: My Word

    We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in...
  • Cedar Mountain Struggle Not Over

    The Cedar Mountain debate is back with the Newington Conservation Committee after developer Toll Bros. demanded arbitration, even when their plans were rejected 5–1 [Sept. 19, news, "Wetland Request Now In Talks"].  Numerous reports state that...
  • Route 460 study: Improving existing road cheaper, with less wetlands impact than new route

    Route 460 study: Improving existing road cheaper, with less wetlands impact than new route
    An environmental study released Monday on the Route 460 realignment project points to major differences in cost and wetlands impacts between the original proposed route and simply improving the existing roadway. The draft Supplemental Environmental...
  • 'Common Ground' exhibit: Bat sounds and gator bones at FAU

    'Common Ground' exhibit: Bat sounds and gator bones at FAU
    To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he couldn't hear. The bats, who...
  • Going to Cape for 'Gone Girl' premiere? Don't miss these 5 SE Missouri attractions

    If you've seen the "Gone Girl" movie trailers, you've already glimpsed some sights around Cape Girardeau, Mo. A recent one has a great shot of the Mississippi River bridge. The first-released trailers closed with a shot of the river. Then there are the...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Poquoson Learning Garden showcases different ways to grow your green thumb

    In Poquoson, York/Poquoson master gardeners are creating yet another learning garden for community education and enjoyment. In 1994, York master gardeners established a learning garden adjacent to the county complex on Goodwin Neck Road off Route 17...