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Wetlands

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  • Our endangered environment [Commentary]

    Our endangered environment [Commentary]
    Americans received some welcome news last week about the state of their environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the Delmarva fox squirrel has recovered sufficiently to be removed from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species list....
  • 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...
  • Meet fall-flowering yellow crownbeard and soldier beetle that likes it; as well as invasive Japanese stilt grass

    Today, you meet the nice native yellow crownbeard and the not-so-nice non-native Japanese stilt grass. You also meet the beneficial soldier beetle. Information on these species is courtesy of Helen Hamilton, author of "Wildflowers and Grasses of...
  • 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...
  • Protect Maryland's streams and wetlands [Letter]

    Protect Maryland's streams and wetlands [Letter]
    As field organizers with Clean Water Action, we inform residents about environmental issues and ask them to contact elected officials to take action. We are currently working on the most important water campaign since the passage of the Clean Water Act in...
  • 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...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    Can street flooding be crowdsourced? Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets. When the app launches in a...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • Continuing care communities pair amenities with health benefits

    Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Avid golfers,...
  • Missing Orlando man found in the woods

    Missing Orlando man found in the woods
    The 23-year-old Orlando man who went missing in the woods was found in fair condition near a wooded, swamp area Wednesday morning, officials said. Jonathan Hernandez was last seen about 12 p.m. Monday in front of Cypress Creek High School, where he was...
  • Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state

    Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state
    Will Radcliff, who made his fortune selling Slush Puppie drinks, cherished a spread of Florida wilderness so much he sold it a decade ago for preservation but at a discount so he could hang out there until his death. In 2004, when asked what it was like...