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  • -Joe Hutto, Illumination in the Flatwoods -- Video: My Life as a Turkey  Watch Nature Online - PBS
  • NEWS: A temporary moratorium has been placed on gas drilling in Bucks and Montgomery  phillyburbs.com
  • Action Notices ... if you agree you can:  Sign a petition to repeal ACT 13:  signon.org
  • NY Times: Learning Too Late of Perils in Gas Well
  • Fracking Alert: Local Ordinances Limiting Where to Drill Will be Voided if House Bill 1950 Passes!

    Call to Action (How to Call, Write, Email Today)
  • Lynn Island Cleanup - Photo album
  • Too many weather records broken in a few years to be explained by normal variation says
    Glenn Schwartz, meteorologist 
  • Philadelphia City Council unanimously passes resolution to sue DRBC, demand impact studies, forbid fracking for now
  • Electricity Shopping Guide OCA
  • SAVE THE DELAWARE!

    The Delaware River is facing the gravest & most immediate threat in its history.  A plan to allow 20,000 facked gas wells in the upper Delaware could be passed by the Delaware River Basin Commission on ... DATE CHANGED and yet to be announced. 

    See for how to Take action and stop it here!

    Provides numbers to call, date for the Trenton protest, and an excellent video describing what's at stake.
  • FEMA Flood Related Information and Assistance
     
    Citizens should contact FEMA for general flood related assistance.
    FEMA emergency number: 1-800-621-FEMA
    EPA Website  | FEMA Website
  • Readers debate future of New Hope quarry
    www.phillyburbs.com
  • The invasion of the ash borers
    Phillyburbs.com By Christina Kristofic 

    “Ecologically speaking, you don’t ever want to lose not even a single species, much less an entire genus of trees.”
  • DEP to make gas wells near high quality streams go through full permitting process pennlive.com
  • Shale drilling fines drop under Corbett post-gazette.com
  • Stink bugs bothering you? Delaware Twp. man invents a trap you can make  nj.com
  • Nockamixon Ground Water Alerts:
  • Current Carbon Dioxide Emission Higher Than It Was Just Before Ancient Episode of Severe Global Warming ScienceDaily
  • Spread of Invasive Ladybugs Explained Sciencedaily.com
  • Hidden Elm Population May Hold Genes to Combat Dutch Elm Disease sciencedaily.com

    American elms once lined the country's streets and dominated eastern forests until they succumbed by the millions after Dutch elm disease arrived in the United States in 1931.
  • DCNR: Landscaping with Native Plants brochure PDF
  • Deer Control Tips / Resistant Plants PDF / Web
  • Engaging the public in biodiversity issues
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 August 12; 105 http://bit.ly/fVwjP3
  • Electric Transmission Corridor?

    On February 1, 2011, the 9th Circuit Court ruled in our favor, effectively eliminating the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest designations. conserveland.org
  • Death in the Bat Caves: Disease Wiping out Hibernating Bats
    ScienceDaily (Feb 2011)

 

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  • See also our Invasive Species Topic Page
  • Why Should You Care About Invasive Plants?
    http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/definitions/impact.php
  • Grasping at the routes of biological invasions:
    a framework for integrating pathways into policy

    "Alien species may arrive and enter a new region through three broad mechanisms: importation of a commodity, arrival of a transport vector, and/or natural spread from a neighbouring region where the species is itself alien. These three mechanisms result in six principal pathways: release, escape, contaminant, stowaway, *corridor* and unaided." 

    "Alien species may arrive and enter a new region through three broad mechanisms: importation of a commodity, arrival of a transport vector, and/or natural spread from a neighbouring region where the species is itself alien. These three mechanisms result in six principal pathways: release, escape, contaminant, stowaway, corridor and unaided."

    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/invasivealien/docs/integrating_ias_pathways.pdf  
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