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Biologist worry over increase in Asian tiger shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species’ territory. The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit over an ounce for domestic ...

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PSC gives new approval to controversial Kemper power plant

KEMPER COUNTY — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has given new approval for Mississippi Power Co.’s coal-fired power plant in Kemper County, pushing aside opponents call for a fresh look at the plant’s finances. The commission voted 2-1 to approve the $2.4 billion plant today. Southern District Commissioner Leonard Bentz and Central District Commissioner Lynn Posey, both Republicans, voted for ...

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Fisher: Two post-oil spill restoration projects moving forward

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Two Mississippi projects aimed at restoring marine resources damaged in 2010 by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill are moving forward as part of Phase I of the DWH Early Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (Phase I plan), according to Mississippi trustee Trudy D. Fisher, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The projects include ...

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Longleaf pine reforestation could have $300M economic impact

SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — A long-term, federal initiative aimed at more than doubling the size of longleaf pine forests in the Southeast could have an estimated $300 million economic impact in the Mississippi Pine Belt. In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that 20 restoration projects had been programmed for 2012, including a $2.7 million effort in the DeSoto National ...

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