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Oyster Bed Restoration Among First Since Oil Spill

Volunteers from across the country are rebuilding oyster reefs along the Gulf of Mexico's delicate shoreline, hoping to revive oyster beds under assault for decades from overharvesting, coastal development, pollution, and most recently the BP oil spill.
"Certainly the oil spill was a wake-up call and a serious impact that we have to recover from, but frankly, there's been 100 years or more of oyster reefs and salt marsh and sea grass loss," he said. "That's the larger thing that we're trying to recover from and set a new course."
- Biologist Rob Brumbaugh of The Nature Conservancy

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Oyster Bed Restoration Among First Since Oil Spill

Source: ABC News, Mon January 24, 2011
Volunteers from across the country are rebuilding oyster reefs along the Gulf of Mexico's delicate shoreline, hoping to revive oyster beds under assault for decades from overharvesting, coastal development, pollution, and most recently the BP oil spill.

Brown pelican no longer endangered: U.S.

Source: Reuters, Fri November 13, 2009
The brown pelican, listed as an endangered species even before the 1973 U.S. Endangered Species Act existed, is officially back from the brink of extinction, the Interior Department said on Wednesday.

Best Advice on Flu Recovery: Stay Home, Follow Doctor’s Orders, Says Antiviral Expert

Source: Newswise, Wed November 11, 2009
People infected with H1N1 swine flu need to follow their doctor’s orders -- both in regard to medication recommendations and in how to take steps to avoid spreading the virus, says a noted University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) antiviral researcher who oversees all adult studies conducted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Collaborative Antiviral Study Group.

Alabama Schools Make $2.9 Million Green Commitment

Source: AltEnergyMag, Wed November 04, 2009
The Florence City Schools in Florence, Ala., are implementing $2.9 million in facility enhancements designed to improve operations, comfort and efficiency at nine district buildings totaling more than 925,000 square feet.

$20 may help revenue in Franklin County

Source: WAFF, Tue June 23, 2009
The tough economic times are not keeping communities from trying new ideas to boost the economy.

Father reunited with lost boys

Source: Cleveland Daily Banner, Thu May 07, 2009
An American father torn from his two British toddlers was recently reunited nearly three decades after his last image was of changing their diapers.

Tennessee goes for green-energy jobs

Source: The Tennessean, Mon January 12, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Tennessee is working hard to position itself to take advantage of a revolution in manufacturing that could bring thousands of new, high-paying "green energy" jobs in such fields as biofuels, solar and wind energy.

Heroic Teacher Grabs Wheel On Swerving Bus

Source: CBS News, Sun April 06, 2008
Morris, Alabama, USA - An elementary school math teacher's quick thinking may have prevented a terrible bus accident from turning into an all-out tragedy when the driver of the bus passed out at the wheel while carrying 44 children on a field trip to Chattanooga's Tennessee Aquarium.

Southern Baptist leaders sign environment vow

Source: MSNBC, Sun March 16, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - In a major shift, a group of Southern Baptist leaders said their denomination has been "too timid" on environmental issues and has a biblical duty to stop global warming.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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