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Alaskans share lessons from Exxon Valdez oil spill

Should an oil spill occur in Alaska, 300 local vessels with crews trained to lay boom and pick up oil with skimmers are on standby. Fifty of these local vessels are available to begin clean up within six hours of the spill, and another 250 vessels...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 20, 2010

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium to undergo review

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) will undergo a scheduled four-year review June 8-9, 2010, at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island, Ala., and at the International Trade Center in Mobile, Ala.

A federal Site Review Team...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 07, 2010

Groups to work together on sea-level-rise issues

Effort unites extension, outreach and education professionals on climate

 

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. -- About 70 extension, outreach and education professionals met with scientists, communications specialists and local community planners last week to...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 27, 2010

EPA hosts video Town Hall meeting about effective land use

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding an Internet-based town hall meeting on March 30, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST.  Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 29, 2010

Nature guides become tourists for a day

Workshop offers wealth of information on path to certification

Bob Shaw has a business brewing.

He recently retired to Dauphin Island, and he plans to start sharing the island’s diverse flora and fauna through his nature tourism business. In order...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 23, 2010