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AllAfrica.com
Water and Sanitation Shift Focus to Informal and RuralOnly 34% of the population has access to improved sanitation but this is set to
Water and Sanitation Shift Focus to Informal and Rural
AllAfrica.com / Posted an hour ago
Only 34% of the population has access to improved sanitation but this is set to change, following a change in policy direction that will see the emphasis on the provision of potable water and proper sanitation, shift to informal and rural... Read more
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Reuters
Indonesia plans big bang opening of economy to foreign investmentJAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled plans for a "big
Indonesia plans big bang opening of economy to foreign investment
Reuters / Posted 2 hours ago
JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled plans for a "big bang" loosening of restrictions on foreign investment in nearly 50 sectors to encourage competition in an economy long dominated by powerful vested interests. The... Read more
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News Mail
Thistle is no friend of the Australian eco-systemSCOTCH or Spear thistle, proper name Cirsium vulgare, is native to Europe, West
Thistle is no friend of the Australian eco-system
News Mail / Posted 5 hours ago
SCOTCH or Spear thistle, proper name Cirsium vulgare, is native to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. Scotch thistle is very common in south-eastern Queensland, the southern and eastern parts of New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Broughton moor provides a low level walk along good forest roadsWritten by Mary Welsh Broughton moor is a secluded forest that stretches east
Broughton moor provides a low level walk along good forest roads
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 5 hours ago
Written by Mary Welsh Broughton moor is a secluded forest that stretches east from the River Lickle. From it you have glimpses through the lower hills of Stickle Pike, Caw and White Pike. Through a narrow valley in the forest flows Appletree Worth... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Zim Loses Over U.S.$600 Million Annually'Zimbabwe is losing more than $600 million annually through the decimation of fo
'Zim Loses Over U.S.$600 Million Annually'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
Zimbabwe is losing more than $600 million annually through the decimation of forests. A recent Food and Agriculture report says that Zimbabwe is losing 330 000 hectares of forests annually due to poor management, uncontrolled fires, over-exploitation... Read more
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News.com.au
Kennedy calls in the lawyersTASMANIAN media identity Wendy Kennedy is seeking legal advice after she was ­i
Kennedy calls in the lawyers
News.com.au / Posted 7 hours ago
TASMANIAN media identity Wendy Kennedy is seeking legal advice after she was ­incorrectly named as the CFMEU’s biggest individual donor. Ms Kennedy says she is concerned that her reputation has been damaged after it was revealed that the... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
A boost in Sudbury for Aboriginal studentsTwo institutes get more than $600,000 to help with education A native training
A boost in Sudbury for Aboriginal students
The Sudbury Star / Posted 7 hours ago
Two institutes get more than $600,000 to help with education A native training in Sudbury will receive $539,826 over two years to provide 48 learners with the opportunity to complete the Line Crew Ground Support Program. The Gezhtoojig Employment... Read more
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Manitoulin Expositor
Residents concerned with sightings of wolves and coyotes within town limits – Manitoulin ExpositorGORE BAY—Gore Bay residents are being advised to be mindful of their children’s
Residents concerned with sightings of wolves and coyotes within town limits – Manitoulin Expositor
Manitoulin Expositor / Posted 8 hours ago
GORE BAY—Gore Bay residents are being advised to be mindful of their children’s, dogs’ and cats’ safety after several sightings of wolves/coyotes have been reported within town limits. Deer have been reported to have been killed by the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
In speech at Ohio State, conservation scientist proposes revising our view of nature Other news People must start to see that they are part of nature, that they
In speech at Ohio State, conservation scientist proposes revising our view of nature
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 10 hours ago
Other news People must start to see that they are part of nature, that they can't live without it and that they need to change their habits if our planet is going... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Park director responds for Obama on North Woods monument effortDated Feb. 4, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis’ letter praises
Park director responds for Obama on North Woods monument effort
Bangor Daily News / Posted 12 hours ago
Dated Feb. 4, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis’ letter praises the approximately 87,500 acres that the family of millionaire entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby wants to donate to the National Park Service this year. He said that he looked... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Sheriff's Office Adds New Device to Help Protect the PublicOUACHITA, Ark. - The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office added a new addition to t
Sheriff's Office Adds New Device to Help Protect the Public
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 12 hours ago
OUACHITA, Ark. - The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office added a new addition to the force to help them fight crime and protect the public. It's not a human -- or even a K-9 officer -- it's a drone. Ouachita County Sheriff David Norwood said the... Read more
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PhysOrg
For a rare prairie orchid, science is making climate change localThe small white lady's slipper is listed as endangered, threatened, rare or ext
For a rare prairie orchid, science is making climate change local
PhysOrg / Posted 12 hours ago
The small white lady's slipper is listed as endangered, threatened, rare or extirpated throughout most of its historic range, which extends extending from the Dakotas and Nebraska east to New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, and from southern Canada... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
TDOT crews don't slow down on slow winter daysWhen the weather turns from snow and ice to blue skies, TDOT crews get a break
TDOT crews don't slow down on slow winter days
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 13 hours ago
When the weather turns from snow and ice to blue skies, TDOT crews get a break from treating the roads. But this doesn't mean they take a vacation. Region 2 spokesperson Jennifer Flynn says plenty of other things have to be done, like preparing the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Firestick ecology - ABC South East NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Vic Jurskis says h
Firestick ecology
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 hours ago
- ABC South East NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Vic Jurskis says his new book, Firestick Ecology, is a simple story of how Aboriginal people managed the land through fire to create and maintain the biodiversity and the... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
TCC Prepares to Open New Wakulla Environmental InstituteBy: Brittany Bedi February 11, 2016 WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. - The TCC Wakulla Env
TCC Prepares to Open New Wakulla Environmental Institute
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 14 hours ago
By: Brittany Bedi February 11, 2016 WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. - The TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute has a brand new home. The facility has multiple classrooms and a lab that will be used for botany and wildlife management studies. “We’re surrounded... Read more
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Char-Koosta News
Funding available to help improve working landsBOZEMAN —Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $150 million in
Funding available to help improve working lands
Char-Koosta News / Posted 14 hours ago
BOZEMAN —Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest conservation program that helps producers voluntarily... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
A better way to teach our kidsOver the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure – as the education reporter her
A better way to teach our kids
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 14 hours ago
Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure – as the education reporter here at the Mirror – of speaking to more than a few teachers in our school system. In this edition of Mike’s Musings, I just wanted to take a moment to say that I love... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Bills propose consolidating state agenciesSen. Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale, has authored two bills that would consolidate m
Bills propose consolidating state agencies
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 14 hours ago
Sen. Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale, has authored two bills that would consolidate major state agencies in an effort to streamline services and save money. Clarke’s first bill proposes combining the departments of agriculture and commerce, animal health,... Read more
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Yellow Springs News
Gwilym Owen, Jr., 82, died on Friday, Feb. 6, at Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C. Gwil was
Gwilym Owen, Jr.
Yellow Springs News / Posted 15 hours ago
, 82, died on Friday, Feb. 6, at Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C. Gwil was born on May 5, 1933, in Springfield, and grew up in Yellow Springs. His father, also Gwilym Owen (known as Billy), was a physics professor at Antioch... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
World-changing international straw build conferenceFriday, 12 February 2016, 11:15 amPress Release: Make LemonadeThe last straw fo
World-changing international straw build conference
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 hours ago
Friday, 12 February 2016, 11:15 amPress Release: Make LemonadeThe last straw for concrete homes? at MethvenAn international conference at Methven... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Fears grow over pine beetlesIt could be a beetles’ comeback with few fans applauding, say those overseeing
Fears grow over pine beetles
Calgary Sun / Posted 15 hours ago
It could be a beetles’ comeback with few fans applauding, say those overseeing Alberta’s forests. Another warm winter could boost the number and spread of Mountain Pine Beetles that have ravaged the province’s pine woodlands and are creeping towards... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Brian Fallow: Nibbling at climate changePossible adjustments to the Emissions Trading Scheme aren’t much, but at least
Brian Fallow: Nibbling at climate change
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 hours ago
Possible adjustments to the Emissions Trading Scheme aren’t much, but at least they’d be a start Under its current settings, the Government admits, the Emissions Trading Scheme has made virtually no difference to business investment decisions. And... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
DNR is encouraging women to apply for wildland firefighting jobsThe Department of Natural Resources is recruiting women to become wildland fire
DNR is encouraging women to apply for wildland firefighting jobs
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 17 hours ago
The Department of Natural Resources is recruiting women to become wildland firefighters. DNR officials say the profession is no longer dominated by men. Jennifer Bammert, a longtime DNR employee, started out as a wildland firefighter more than 30... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Water and California's forests discussed at conferenceThe Sierra Cascade Logging Conference will take up the subject of California’s
Water and California's forests discussed at conference
The Record Searchlight / Posted 18 hours ago
The Sierra Cascade Logging Conference will take up the subject of California’s drought and how it affects the forest. “Forestry and California’s Water Supply – Connections and Solutions” will start at 1 p.m. inside Fusaro Hall at the Shasta District... Read more
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asianage
Soldiers of Odin face huggy ‘Sisters’Katja Hietala and her sisters, in Kemi, northern Finland. (Photo: AFP) Fierce-
Soldiers of Odin face huggy ‘Sisters’
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
Katja Hietala and her sisters, in Kemi, northern Finland. (Photo: AFP) Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately... Read more
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asianage
Soldiers of Odin face huggy �Sisters'Katja Hietala and her sisters, in Kemi, northern Finland. (Photo: AFP) Fierce-
Soldiers of Odin face huggy �Sisters'
asianage / Posted 18 hours ago
Katja Hietala and her sisters, in Kemi, northern Finland. (Photo: AFP) Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
South Port NZ first-half profit jumps opn surprise lift in tonnageNew Zealand's southern-most deep water port, South Port New Zealand [NZX: SPN],
South Port NZ first-half profit jumps opn surprise lift in tonnage
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 18 hours ago
New Zealand's southern-most deep water port, South Port New Zealand [NZX: SPN], saw profits increase by 54% in the six months to the end of December 2015 to $5.06 million, despite worries about the global economy. The port, which is based at Bluff,... Read more
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South Sound Business Examiner
Looking at the future of Weyerhaeuser's campusBy Zachariah Bryan While Industrial Realty Group (IRG), a Los Angeles based re
Looking at the future of Weyerhaeuser's campus
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted 20 hours ago
By Zachariah Bryan While Industrial Realty Group (IRG), a Los Angeles based real estate development and investment firm, has little news to give on who will eventually occupy the Federal Way Weyerhaeuser campus, CEO John Mase did offer a... Read more
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Columbia Star
City Snippets | February 12, 2016Fabrics shop to reopen Forest Lake Fabrics owner Michael Marsha says he plans
City Snippets | February 12, 2016
Columbia Star / Posted 20 hours ago
Fabrics shop to reopen Forest Lake Fabrics owner Michael Marsha says he plans to renovate his 4865 Forest Drive store damaged in the October 4 flood. Marsha says the repairs include bricking up the building eight feet from the ground and adding... Read more
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Daily Mail
The moment Ted Kaczynski's family realized he was the Unabomber'I think your brother's the Unabomber': Ted Kaczynski's sister-in-law and broth
The moment Ted Kaczynski's family realized he was the Unabomber
Daily Mail / Posted 20 hours ago
'I think your brother's the Unabomber': Ted Kaczynski's sister-in-law and brother speak of the moment they realized they knew who the twisted mass murderer was Ted Kaczynski killed three and injured 23 in his 18-year bombing campaign He was turned... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
The words of Aldo Leopold never grow oldWritings of conservationist and ecologist inspired environmental activists in t
The words of Aldo Leopold never grow old
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 21 hours ago
Writings of conservationist and ecologist inspired environmental activists in the 1960s and 70s. It’s that time again: the 10th anniversary of the last time I read Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac. This book never gets old. In fact, if you have a... Read more
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express
Heartbreaking pictures of orphaned sloth bear cub dismembered by stray snare trap A BABY sloth bear, most likely a victim of a poacher’s snare, whimpers pitifu
Heartbreaking pictures of orphaned sloth bear cub dismembered by stray snare trap
express / Posted 22 hours ago
A BABY sloth bear, most likely a victim of a poacher’s snare, whimpers pitifully as she hobbles on three paws. Rose the sloth bear cub will need to be looked after by... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Concerns about new camping rules addressedFor the first time in several months, all members of the city of Sterling Parks
Concerns about new camping rules addressed
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 23 hours ago
For the first time in several months, all members of the city of Sterling Parks, Library and Recreation Board were present at a meeting. During their regular meeting on Tuesday, the board had a discussion about camping rules, which were approved at... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Request for Expression of Interest - Outsourcing of Agricultural Extension Services At the District LevelMaputo — The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the International Fun
Request for Expression of Interest - Outsourcing of Agricultural Extension Services At the District Level
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 hours ago
Maputo — The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed a financing agreement for the implementation of the PRONEA Support Project (PSP), which aims to increase the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Wildfire burning in southwest of Natchitoches ParishNATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State forestry officials are on the scene of another w
Wildfire burning in southwest of Natchitoches Parish
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - State forestry officials are on the scene of another wildfire in Natchitoches Parish. Thursday's fire is along Louisiana Highway 117 southwest of Natchitoches. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 4 a.m. after a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Environmental Defaulters Served Compliance OrdersThe Ministry of Environment and Tourism has this financial year issued five com
Environmental Defaulters Served Compliance Orders
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has this financial year issued five compliance orders to companies that were in direct contravention of the Environmental Management Act of 2007. The companies were operating without environmental clearance... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Malawi Energy Regulator Taking Siltation Head OnMana — Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) joined people in Machinga in t
Malawi Energy Regulator Taking Siltation Head On
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Mana — Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) joined people in Machinga in tree planting to minimise sedimentation in the Shire River basin which in turn affects hydropower generation downstream. The energy regulatory authority has provided 7000... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Disaster Management Suggests Government is Unprepared to Deal With Drought CrisisThe Democratic Alliance (DA) today conducted an oversight visit to the National
Disaster Management Suggests Government is Unprepared to Deal With Drought Crisis
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Democratic Alliance (DA) today conducted an oversight visit to the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) in Pretoria to review their drought preparations, in light of government's denialist claims that there is no national disaster. It was... Read more
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Farming Life
O’Neill hails £506m Rural Development spend a huge successMany rural communities across Northern Ireland have been transformed through su
O’Neill hails £506m Rural Development spend a huge success
Farming Life / Posted yesterday
Many rural communities across Northern Ireland have been transformed through support from the 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme (RDP), Minister Michelle O’Neill has said. The Rural Development Minister was speaking as she revealed that the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Tasmanian businesswoman knows nothing about CFMEU paymentTasmanian businesswoman Wendy Kennedy knows nothing about $847,000 payment to C
Tasmanian businesswoman knows nothing about CFMEU payment
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
Tasmanian businesswoman Wendy Kennedy knows nothing about $847,000 payment to CFMEU Australia's largest individual political donor last financial year says she has no knowledge of a $847,623 payment to a major building industry union. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Work From 2013 to 2015 AnalysedLuanda — The report on the Angolan Government's activity from January 2013 to S
Govt Work From 2013 to 2015 Analysed
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Luanda — The report on the Angolan Government's activity from January 2013 to September 2015 was analysed Wednesday in Luanda. This was during the 3rd ordinary session of the Cabinet Council Economy and Real Economy Commissions . According to a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Modernising African Agriculture to Help the Poor?A farming revolution is being driven in Africa and is affecting the lives of hu
Modernising African Agriculture to Help the Poor?
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
A farming revolution is being driven in Africa and is affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of rural African families. A magic formula has been devised with ambitions to modernise their agriculture, raise their incomes, develop their countries'... Read more
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Denver Post
Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for driversOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an el
Oklahoma wildfires threaten homes; smoke risky for drivers
Denver Post / Posted yesterday
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grass fires pushed along by 35 mph wind gusts forced an elementary school to keep some children after hours Tuesday as wildfires threatened Oklahoma ahead of its annual tornado season. State highway officials warned motorists... Read more
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The Marietta Times
Summertime nutritionBut no matter how many meals are served, some students always seem to fall thro
Summertime nutrition
The Marietta Times / Posted yesterday
But no matter how many meals are served, some students always seem to fall through the cracks, whether it be because they do not know about the Summer Food Service Program, or cannot access it easily. Legislation to continue that program and attempt... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries On Publishing of Small-Scale Fishing RegulationsThe Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is pleased to announce th
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries On Publishing of Small-Scale Fishing Regulations
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is pleased to announce that after an intensive process of re-drafting, the Small-Scale Fishing Regulations has subsequently been approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Briefs Parliament On Fishing Rights Allocation, 9 FebThe Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will be briefed
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Briefs Parliament On Fishing Rights Allocation, 9 Feb
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will be briefed by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP). The department will further provide a progress report on... Read more
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The Tyee
On Nature's Death Row: Alberta's Coveted Foothills Forest[Editor's note: In this Tyee Solutions Society series, Chris Wood profiles what
On Nature's Death Row: Alberta's Coveted Foothills Forest
The Tyee / Posted yesterday
[Editor's note: In this Tyee Solutions Society series, Chris Wood profiles what death row looks like for endangered species and their landscapes in three Canadian provinces.] The sound of water is loud in a land muffled by snow. No human sound... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
2013/2015 Government Activities AnalyzedLuanda — The 3rd joint ordinary meeting of the Economic Commissions and the Rea
2013/2015 Government Activities Analyzed
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Luanda — The 3rd joint ordinary meeting of the Economic Commissions and the Real Economy of the Cabinet Council, held on Wednesday in Luanda, considered the assessment report of the Government's activities for the period from January 2013 to... Read more
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The Fort Dodge Messenger
Committee says halve pond at OlesonThe Oleson Park Pond Renovation Committee reached that conclusion Wednesday eve
Committee says halve pond at Oleson
The Fort Dodge Messenger / Posted yesterday
The Oleson Park Pond Renovation Committee reached that conclusion Wednesday evening. The committee members also indicated that they want a zoo to continue in the park, although with a different water source for the animals. The pond had served as... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Officials caution against burningFire officials in East Texas are keeping an eye on dry and windy conditions, wh
Officials caution against burning
The Longview News-Journal / Posted yesterday
Fire officials in East Texas are keeping an eye on dry and windy conditions, which can increase fire danger. The city of Gladewater issued a burn ban early in the week. The city announced that it would not be issuing burn permits Monday, Gladewater... Read more
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