• Officials Make Aerial Assault on Noxious Weeds

    Officials Make Aerial Assault on Noxious Weeds0

    McCOOK, Neb. — If you were in the vicinity of the Republican River in Red Willow County on Sept. 21 or 22, you may have noticed a blue helicopter flying low over the river. “We have been working on obtaining funding to control salt cedar and phragmites for about two years” said Bill Elliott, Red

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  • Fight Against Ants Goes Aerial

    Fight Against Ants Goes Aerial0

    NAHIKU — A roughly 150-acre section of Nahiku jungle seems even more enormous when compared to its miniature foe. Little fire ants, called one of the worst invasive species in the world and smaller than the average friendly ant, have millions of queens and billions of workers living in this East Maui area. Thick vegetation

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  • Emergency Declared Amid EEE Spread

    Emergency Declared Amid EEE Spread0

    GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Commissioners issued an emergency declaration amid the apparent spread of EEE in local horses and as a plan is in place to kill mosquitoes carrying the virus. The local disaster emergency was signed Tuesday as a response, it cites, to public health threats from eastern equine encephalitis. The commissioners also

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  • Deer Tests Positive For EEE in Allegan County

    Deer Tests Positive For EEE in Allegan County0

    ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — The Allegan County Health Department confirmed a deer tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) on Saturday, adding an additional area in the county that will receive aerial spraying. Health officials said this is the first confirmed case of EEE in an animal or human in Allegan County. As of Saturday, Sept.

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  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Ecological Field Study!

    It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Ecological Field Study!0

    Insects that strip the leaves from trees are a major economic liability for temperate forests around the world. One such insect, the gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), defoliates to the tune of $3.2 billion every year in North America. And scientists expect an increase in defoliator outbreaks due to climate change. This may mean an uptick

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  • BLM to Conduct Aerial Weed Treatments in Sweetwater County

    BLM to Conduct Aerial Weed Treatments in Sweetwater County0

    ROCK SPRINGS– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District will administer weed treatments on 3,000 acres of cheatgrass in and around the Currant Creek drainage near Rock Springs, from October 7 – October 11, 2019. This is one of the most prolific concentrations of cheatgrass in the High Desert district. Read more on

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