Tag Archives: environment

Fish are biting, but should people bite back?

April 16, 2014

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For those looking to do a little fishing this year at a national park, it might be a good idea to catch and release. Mercury has been discovered in fish in some of the most remote national park lakes and streams in the western United States and Alaska, according to a release from the National […]

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Got hush puppies? Maryland residents asked to eat catfish

April 10, 2014

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Folks in Maryland are about to find out what Mississippians already know — catfish are tasty — as the state looks to avoid an environmental disaster. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it aims to reduce the number of invasive blue and flathead catfish in the state’s waterways, partly by encouraging people to eat […]

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Can wind farms fight hurricanes?

February 27, 2014

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Students at Stanford University have discovered that placing wind turbines off shorelines can reduce a hurricane’s wind surface speed by up to 80 percent. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, reports that these turbines can both protect coastal areas in times of bad weather and be a significant source of renewable energy. […]

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Hunters can expect to see bigger bucks as gun season opens

November 22, 2013

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This could be the Year of the Trophy Buck in Mississippi. Mississippi’s white-tailed deer hunting season with guns opens Saturday and runs through Dec. 1. Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. According to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the state’s whitetail deer herd is smaller than it was last year […]

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Back-to-back events bring crowds to Bay St. Louis

October 31, 2013

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Bay St. Louis businesses are enjoying back-to-back crowd-generating events this month. First it was the combined Cruisin’ the Coast and Second Saturday celebration Oct. 12. Saturday was the wind up of three days worth of vintage cars parading around to different venues. Restaurants, shops and hotels gave the popular annual event high marks. Last week, […]

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Coastal Cleanup volunteers bag tons of marine trash

October 31, 2013

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The 1,277 volunteers who had a part in the recent Coastal Cleanup Day picked up 956 bags of trash from Mississippi’s coastal beaches and waterways. That amounts to 15,465 pounds of marine trash. The cleanup is organized annually by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Mississippi Marine Debris Task Force. This year was the […]

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Kids and bugs connect at Mississippi State

October 2, 2013

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They are creepy and crawly, but it seems kids just can’t get enough bugs in their lives. The seventh annual Bugfest was held Sept. 27-28 at Mississippi State University, and drew around 1,000 visitors — almost twice as many as last year, said Pat Drackett, arboretum director. The hands-on event is designed to introduce children […]

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Are those mussels legal? Two species now protected

October 2, 2013

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While mussels may be tasty, beware — eating a couple of species is now a federal offense. Two species of freshwater mussels have been designated as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The mussels are only found in portions of the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. The agency designated 24 critical habitats in […]

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Turtle watch on Bay beach

September 18, 2013

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BAY ST. LOUIS — Fencing has been placed along the waterfront on a small portion of the sand beach at Washington Street to temporarily discourage turtles from coming ashore and laying eggs. Federal Wildlife and Fisheries officials don’t want the turtles to go near the culvert construction to improve drainage in the area. To make […]

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VIDEO — Why bees are important to your business

September 17, 2013

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Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years, each colony 40 to 50,000 individuals coordinated in amazing harmony. So why, seven years ago, did colonies start dying en masse? In this Ted Talk, Marla Spivak reveals four reasons which are interacting with tragic consequences. This is not simply a problem because bees pollinate a third of […]

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