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Port looking to work around hundreds of nesting least terns

GULFPORT — Hundreds of least terns are nesting on the state port’s West Pier in Gulfport. Port Restoration director Joe Conn tells the Sun Herald the port is submitting a plan to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to work around the birds. The port’s West Pier is being expanded, elevated and updated to house a modern containerized cargo operation. When ...

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EPA approves MDAC's request for corn treatment

JACKSON — Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith reports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an emergency exemption that will provide protection to corn producers throughout the state from blackbird predation of newly planted corn. Mississippi corn growers throughout the state have suffered million dollar losses in recent years due to heavy blackbird predation, Smith says. The products receiving emergency ...

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BP oil spill funds to be used for new Coast nature center

MOSS POINT — A new $2 million Pascagoula River Audubon Center celebrating the environment of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is scheduled to open in early 2013. The center, one of just 43 such Audubon centers across the country, will be located within walking distance of downtown Moss Point. Audubon president David Yarnold says the center will be located on a ...

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Environmentalists oppose planting of gentically engineered crops

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) crops maintain that human consumption of these products poses a risk to public health. Now, three environmental groups have brought a lawsuit against the federal government contending that genetically modified crops are not fit for even wildlife to consume and do harm to habitat. But while the two sides argue whether GE crops are environmentally ...

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Early hunting seasons to be set

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks will consider dates for the 2009-2010 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds July 22 at its monthly meeting, according to the MDWFP. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the MDWFP office in Jackson. On June 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released early-season frameworks that provide a window ...

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