Natural Resources

Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-State Dog Fighting and Drug Trafficking Investigation | Takeover bid

A well-known fighting dog trainer and breeder has pleaded guilty to a federal animal fighting charge following an ongoing investigation into a major dog fighting and drug trafficking ring in several states. Vernon Vegas, 49, of Suwanee, Ga., Pleaded guilty to conspiring to participate in an animal fighting business on …

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources Still Investigating Cause of Wilson’s Creek Contamination

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – A local waterway is still polluted after more than two decades, and researchers are trying to understand why. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says it’s not sure it’s all tied to a single problem. Contamination of Wilson Creek dates back to at least 1998. …

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MNR to reopen eastern Washington lands as extreme wildfire danger diminishes

As improved weather signals the end of peak forest fire conditions, MNR resources and strategic response are essential to weather the difficult season. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reopening its land east of the Cascades to public access effective Thursday, September 16, Public Lands Commissioner Hilary …

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Eastern Washington Department of Natural Resources public lands reopened

Washington Land Commissioner Hilary Franz on Wednesday reopened to the public all of the Department of Natural Resources’ public lands east of the waterfalls. “I’m so excited,” Franz said. “I wish there was a ribbon cut where we could actually open up millions of acres of crown land in Washington …

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Letter to the Editor: Chaffee Rec Plan strives to preserve our region’s natural resources – by community contributor

Mr. Editor, I believe we are fortunate to live in such a wonderful place. Many of us who live in such a wonderful place feel obligated to guide growth in ways that protect the very reasons, including our natural resources, for which we have settled here. I have been involved …

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Montana to Update State Drought Management Plan | 406 Politics

Kurth noted that it will be important to understand past and present data and future trends, especially with “the uncertainty of weather conditions” to assess where the state is vulnerable and identify potential strategies. “As we all know, drought permeates all aspects of our lives,” Kurth told the committee. “Drought …

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SC Wildlife Scientists and Zoo Team Up to Save Waffle Frogs | State and regional news

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – Wildlife scientists and the Riverbanks Zoo are teaming up to save South Carolina’s endangered waffle frogs. The survival rate of frog eggs and tadpoles is extremely low, so the Department of Natural Resources finds the eggs in the wetlands of the Lowcountry and the zoo keeps …

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Committed to strengthening Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources program, says Takiyuddin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bern): Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan expressed his ministry’s commitment to continue his agenda to ensure that the country’s natural resources are safeguarded and sustainably managed and responsible for future generations. Takiyuddin said that in accordance with the country’s climate change program, the …

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Florida freshwater mussel gets protected habitat from museum collections

GAINESVILLE, Florida – The US Fish and Wildlife Service has designated 190 miles of streams and rivers in Florida and Georgia as critical habitat for a rare species of freshwater mussel thought to be extinct. The new decision, which entered into force on August 2, describes the protective measures for …

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Blue marlin caught in Ocean City

Gerlach hung out on the water for a few hours just 70 miles off Ocean City when he felt the blow that would change his life forever. OCEAN CITY, Maryland – A Florida man now holds a record title for catching the largest Blue Marlin fish in Maryland history. According …

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