Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Bid let for Signet Maritime containment slab

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors and the Port of Pascagoula approved using federal Katrina money to build a containment slab at a shipyard in Pascagoula. The project, called an environmental slab, will be a concrete slab about 55,000 square feet, according to port officials, and will cover and contain contamination at Signet […] [...]

Officials release fish fingerlings in state lakes

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks has added more than half a million crappie and coppernose bluegill to lakes around the state. A news release says two Delta oxbow lakes were stocked with 283,000 bluegill. About 179,000 went to Bee Lake in Holmes County and 104,000 to Moon Lake in […] [...]

Markets are improving for recycled materials

by Becky Gillette Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, environment, Mississippi

One difficulty with making a recycling program work is finding adequate buyers for the recyclable materials who will turn those into a new product. But markets for recyclables are improving with China purchasing a lot from the U.S. and major retailers such as Wal-Mart requiring their suppliers to recycle more. “Wal-Mart has been a big […] [...]

Municipal recycling makes sense for the economy and the environment

by Becky Gillette Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, environment, Mississippi

Some cities say recycling is just too expensive and difficult, particularly to get a large enough percentage of households to participate to make the program cost effective. The City of Ridgeland, which for the second time in three years has been given the Local Government Recycler of the Year Award by the Mississippi Department of […] [...]

LEED supporters and timber industry square off for recognition

by Lynn Lofton Published: November 29,2013

Tags: Business, environment, Jeff Seabold, Mississippi

To LEED or not to LEED? That’s the question being waged by several groups in Mississippi and elsewhere. The U.S. Green Building Council developed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as a building standard to make structures healthier and more energy efficient. The certification has been embraced by architects and many in the construction […] [...]

Hercules asks judge to allow EPA to address city’s complaints

HATTIESBURG — Hercules Inc. and its parent company have asked a federal judge to allow the Environmental Protection Agency to address complaints raised by the city of Hattiesburg in its lawsuit that alleges improper disposal of harmful chemicals in its facility. The city sued for damages from what it has called decades of pollution from […] [...]

Striped bass fingerlings to be released in coastal tributaries

AROUND MISSISSIPPI ­— A coastal research agency and the Mississippi wildlife department have programs ongoing to restock Mississippi rivers and streams with fish. The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is releasing more than 20,000 Phase II Gulf Race striped bass fingerlings into the major tributaries of coastal Mississippi including the Pearl, Jordan, Biloxi, Tchoutacabouffa, Ft. Bayou […] [...]

Beetle Baffle give bees a fighting chance against a major threat, the small hive beetle

by Becky Gillette Published: November 15,2013

Tags: bugs, Business, environment, Mississippi

There is worldwide concern about the decline in populations of honeybees that not only provide honey but pollination for many crops. Insects are responsible for pollinating about a third of the world’s crops, and honeybees do about 80 percent of that. One major problem with the decline in bees is Colony Collapse Disorder, which has […] [...]

Commission to continue support of Canadian waterfowl program

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Commission has elected to continue its involvement in the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ state grants program. Contributions to the program support habitat conservation for waterfowl in Canada. MDWFP will contribute $100,000 through Ducks Unlimited to conserve waterfowl breeding ground habitat in Saskatchewan. […] [...]

Cities teaming up to apply for recycling grant

NATCHEZ and BROOKHAVEN — The city of Natchez is partnering with the city of Brookhaven and possibly another local government to apply for a grant to start a regional recycling initiative. Natchez Community Development director James Johnston tells The Natchez Democrat Natchez, Brookhaven and possibly Wilkinson County will apply for funding from the Mississippi Department […] [...]

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