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Great turnout for the first of ILF fall field days

On Tuesday, August 19, over 100 area farmers attended an Iowa Learning Farms field day near Klemme.  Host Dean Stromer, and his son Will, spoke about their motivation for using strip-till and other conservation practices. 196 more words

White Nose Syndrome is killing millions of American bats - petition for listing Northern long-eared bats as endangered species

Seven species of  North American bats (including two endangered species, named below in red) have been directly affected by a fatal fungal infection called White Nose Syndrome according to The Center For Biological Diversity.  263 more words


Botanists Find ‘Holy Grail’ of Georgia Grass

By Rick Lavender

When it comes to Hirst Brothers’ panic grass, Georgia went from zero to 500 – and from potential player to world leader – in one hot August afternoon. 636 more words


Archives series: Engaging the Community

We’re doing a mini-series that offers a glimpse into how the City of Vaughan preserves its history.

The main role of the City Archives is to manage government records with long-term business value. 396 more words

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"The extinction of the passenger pigeon"


No one knows when the last great auk died. Or the last dodo. But the last passenger pigeon’s death can be dated more or less exactly: the afternoon of September 1 1914.

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2 new papers about birds in Angola

Calling all birders! Check out the Birds Angola website for two new papers to download, regarding the Short-winged Cisticola and the Dusky Twinspot. The Birds Angola website hosts all the latest news and information about birds in Angola, including the latest research and conservation updates. 8 more words


New Conservation Regulations Now In Effect

In response to the continuing drought, the State Water Resources Control Board announced new emergency regulations in July designed to reduce outdoor water use statewide. To fully comply with the state, on August 19 the MMWD Board of Directors adopted an ordinance amending the water waste section of the district’s code. 133 more words