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Farmers concerned about disease that threatens bats

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Bats, an organic method of pest control, may become rare in the United States and Canada. The primary predators of night-flying insects, bats reduce the need for chemical pesticides and save the agriculture industry an estimated $3 billion per year in pest-control costs. But bat populations across the Eastern United States are decreasing at alarming rates because ...

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Tens of thousands of dead nutria litter the Coast

HANCOCK COUNTY — Crews are pitchforking dead nutria into front-end loaders on Hancock County beaches. The Sun Herald reports an estimated 16,000 to 18,000 of the semiaquatic rodents and other dead animals washed in Hancock County up after drowning in Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge. A federal contractor, U.S. Environmental Services, will dump the bodies in a Pecan Grove landfill rated ...

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City's deer-culling program readying for potentially busy season

OXFORD — A warm winter and an abundant food supply have resulted in a larger deer population in Oxford. Jimmy Allgood, Oxford’s emergency management coordinator, tells the Oxford Eagle more fawns have been spotted this year. Allgood has been headed the city’s deer management program for almost four years. Allgood has worked along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and ...

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