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Swamp Shocker! No. 25 Florida upsets No. 3 Mississippi 38-10 4.10.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories

Florida quarterback Will Grier (7) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Mississippi Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Will Grier was sick all right.

TPP talks bog down on US push for drug protections 4.10.2015 Yahoo: Politics
The US demand for longer protections for biologic drugs bogged down talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership for another day on Saturday. With the top-level negotiations to finalize the huge trade agreement already extended two days, Washington's partners in the 12-country talks appeared to be stiffly resisting its push for much more than the five-year patent protections more widely accepted. The United States, which has a 12-year standard domestically to protect the creations of pharmaceutical companies, was said to be willing to compromise at eight years, but Australia, Chile and Peru at least have resisted the ...
Obama: Russia heads for quagmire 3.10.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama said Friday that he was willing to work with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on moving Syria away from civil war, but only if that plan includes removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.
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StoneAge co-founder named economic leader 2.10.2015 Durango Herald
John Wolgamott, a local entrepreneur, was recently named the Economic Development Leader of the Year by the Region 9 Economic Development District Board of Directors. Wolgamott was recognized Sept. 24 at the annual Region 9 meeting for his work with the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs, an organization he helped...
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Expert Diversion Panel: State has all information needed to make decision on advancing diversions 1.10.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By: Alisha Renfro, Staff Scientist, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, National Wildlife Federation Diversion locations Sediment diversions are restoration projects that carry sediment and water from the river through a gated structure on the levee into nearby basins, mimicking the way the Mississippi River once built much of southeast Louisiana. This type of project was identified in the 2012 Coastal Master Plan as a vital tool for far-reaching and long-lasting restoration of our coastal wetlands. Four sediment diversion projects from the Coastal Master Plan –Mid-Barataria, Mid-Breton, Lower-Barataria and Lower Breton – are currently moving forward in either planning or engineering and design. This fall, the state is expected to announce which sediment diversion projects they will continue move forward into full engineering and design. Data collection and modeling efforts allowed the state to study and understand the full benefits that a sediment diversion could provide to our coastal ...
British sites yield mummies, but no King Tuts as found in Egypt 1.10.2015 LA Times: Top News
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America's Most Notorious Coal Baron Goes on Trial This Week. Here's the Epic Tale of His Rise and Fall 30.9.2015 Mother Jones
The people of the Kentucky and West Virginia borderland, where Don Blankenship's family has lived for generations , have always clustered, out of tradition and necessity, along river valleys and in low-lying hollows amid the nubby Appalachian peaks. The winding roads there, crumbling under the weight of overloaded Mack trucks, are lined with trailers like the one Blankenship grew up in, many with "Friend of Coal" placards in their windows. But at the peak of his 18-year reign as the CEO of coal giant Massey Energy—as if in a symbolic nod to his rise from hardscrabble roots—Blankenship erected a four-story villa that evoked a fairy-tale castle on a Kentucky mountaintop. It was a short helicopter ride from his primary home, a gated estate on the other side of the Tug Fork River. From a white tower atop his Massey-owned mountain retreat, Blankenship could look out on the coal yards and misty hollows of West Virginia's Mingo County like a king surveying his domain. Former Massey Energy Co. Chairman and CEO ...
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 30.9.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Fall fun: Visit these cranberry bogs in Massachusetts 30.9.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
When you’ve picked enough apples this fall season, go get your waders and head to one of Massachusetts’ many cranberry ...
Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 29, 2015 29.9.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Wetlands advocates object to using BP money for highway bridge By Mark Schliefstein, The Times-Picayune. September 28, 2015 "The America's WETLAND Foundation is opposing the use of BP oil spill fine money to elevate Louisiana 1 near Port Fourchon or for any other infrastructure project. It announced its position Saturday (Sept. 26), putting it at odds with Gov. Bobby Gov. Bobby Jindal.” (Read ...
Defending the 'Wetlands' water deal 29.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: We disagree strenuously with Michael Hiltzik's recent column on the Westlands Water District. ("Secret water deal sets an awful example," Column, Sept. 20) As for any "secrecy," the federal district court, Congress and interested nongovernmental organizations were regularly updated...
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 28, 2015 28.9.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Wetlands advocacy group opposes using BP oil-spill fines for La. 1 By Abby Tabor, The Houma Courier. September 26, 2015 "Unless we do everything possible to stop coastal land loss in this state, there will not be a Port Fourchon or Grand Isle," he said. "This funding source should remain dedicated to its intended purpose, and any attempt to do otherwise would set a bad precedent.” (Read More)   State to move forward with Mississippi River diversion plans next month By Amy Wold, The Advocate. September 26, 2015 "After years of study, the state’s coastal protection authority plans to present recommendations next month about where Mississippi River sediment diversions should be created to build up coastal marsh land that has been slipping away. Scientists have been dissecting the options, evaluating the potential negative and positive effects of diversions on everything from water quality to fisheries.” (Read More) Scientists have warning about fault lines and flood protection *features John Lopez, LPBF By ...
MRD Priority Restoration Projects Included in Restore Council's Initial Draft Funded Priorities List 27.9.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Helen Rose Patterson, Greater New Orleans Outreach Coordinator, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition Last week, the RESTORE Council completed the last of six public meetings about their draft Initial Funded Priorities List . Restore the Mississippi River Delta staff attended the meeting in New Orleans on the University of New Orleans campus. Justin Ehrenwerth, executive director of the RESTORE Council, provided a brief overview of the Council-selected priority watersheds in the Gulf and a more detailed explanation of the projects in Louisiana. Attendees were then given a chance to address the council. The comments were generally positive and tended in the direction of ‘let’s get started rebuilding the coast.’ The seven proposed Louisiana projects include four that are part of Restore the Mississippi River Delta’s list of nineteen priority projects : Golden Triangle Marsh Creation will provide further protection to New Orleans’ surge barrier and improve the estuary habitat in Lake Borgne. The ...
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Rise of the Cranes 27.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Any doubts about the prehistoric nature of the greater sandhill crane fly the coop when you first hear its call. The sound is deep and reverberating, its spiraling trachea creating one of the most unique sounds in the bird kingdom. “They have this incredible call,” said Nancy Merrill, co-founder and president of the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition . “Once you’ve heard the call, you’ll never forget it.” There are 15 species of cranes in the world, four of which are either endangered or critically endangered. Seven other species are listed as vulnerable. North America is home to two cranes species: the whooping crane and the sandhill crane. The whooping crane is the least populous crane in the world, with less than 600 existing, including those in captivity. However, the whooping crane is trending upward. The sandhill crane is the most populous crane in the world, with an estimated 650,000 living in the wild. The sandhill crane comes in six subspecies, one of which is the greater sandhill crane, ...
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Minnesota duck opener leaves time to ponder about its future 26.9.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

POPE COUNTY -- The sun came up fast.

Nine try All Blacks swamp Namibia in Rugby World Cup 25.9.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
New captain Sam Cane led the All Blacks' B team on a nine-try blitz to demolish Namibia 58-14 in the World Cup on Thursday. Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julian Savea got two tries each and the All Blacks had their bonus point try within 30 minutes as the superiority of the top-ranked side told over the world number 20 minnows. Namibia were brave and the All Blacks were not completely ...
Remembering Rita: 10 Years Later 24.9.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Today, September 24, marks 10 years since Hurricane Rita – the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico – slammed ashore sending a storm surge up to 18 feet in some locations, killing 120 people, damaging areas stretching from Plaquemines to Cameron Parishes and into Texas and causing over $10 billion in damages. Rita demonstrated that the best offense against future storms is strong “Multiple Lines of Defense” that begins with restoring and preserving the wetlands that buffer wind and waves working in conjunction will structural risk reduction measures and non-structural measures, such as levees and home elevation. This week, Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition welcomes guest authors to our “Delta Dispatches” blog to share their perspectives of Rita and where things stand ten years later. Hurricane Rita – A palpable shift in the evolution of sustainable housing in Coastal Louisiana. by: Peg Case, Director of TRAC (Terrebonne Readiness & Assistance Coalition), Houma, ...
Officials: One-third of Minnesota wetlands in fair, poor health 24.9.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wetlands in the state's northeast and north-central regions are in good shape. But in southern Minnesota, farm runoff is a significant threat to wetland biology, state pollution control officials said Thursday.
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It's a Marathon, not a sprint: Small steps build lasting momentum for comprehensive vision 24.9.2015 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Estelle Robichaux, Restoration Project Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund and Gaby Garcia, Science Intern, Environmental Defense Fund This post is part of a series on early restoration planning in Louisiana. Be sure to check out parts one and two for more information on previous plans. By the early 1990s, Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis had been studied and documented for more than two decades. Successful establishment of the state-level Office of Coastal Restoration and Management and the Wetlands Trust Fund in 1989 galvanized support and action for wetlands restoration at the federal-level as well. In 1990, Louisiana U.S. Senator John Breaux co-sponsored and helped pass the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), sometimes called the “Breaux Act.” The Act was one of the first attempts to support a comprehensive approach to restoring Louisiana’s coastal wetlands by establishing a dependable, long-term funding stream for projects. A new federal interagency task force, ...
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Metropolitan Water District aims to build plant to recycle sewage into drinking water 23.9.2015 LA Times: Science
For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Water District has paved the way for Southern California's epic growth by securing water from hundreds of miles away.
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