WUI in the News

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Feb 2009 contains 5 News Articles.

Florida tests using magnets to repel crocodiles
Thomson Reuters - 25 Feb 2009
Florida wildlife managers have launched an experiment to see if they can keep crocodiles from returning to residential neighborhoods by temporarily taping magnets to their heads to disrupt their

Leave a Legacy, Plant Trees on Arbor Day
The Catoosa County News - 17 Feb 2009
Georgians are being encouraged to 'dig in' and 'log on' as they recognize Arbor Day 2009. Friday, Feb. 20 is Arbor Day in Georgia, as proclaimed by Gov. Sonny Perdue. According to the Georgia Forestry Commission's Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator, Susan Reisch, this is peak season for planting tree seedlings. Winter dormancy allows seedlings the best resilience for transporting and growth in a new location. 'Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to contribute to environmental, social, and economic progress,' said Reisch. 'Research shows that trees offer many benefits, including improvements in air quality, increases in property value, and decreases in energy costs. Plus, people enjoy fitness activities and can feel healthier in tree-lined areas.'

Wood Chip Boiler Saves Money, Reduces Pollution At Newton Greenhouse
The Eagle Tribune - 17 Feb 2009
Things are heating up at Newton Greenhouse. The greenhouse, which previously burned about 75,000 gallons of oil every year, has turned to a greener solution for heat. The 53,000-square-foot facility now is heated by a wood chip boiler that reduces both cost and pollution. The boiler, which burns wood chips rather than coal or oil, will heat three-fourths of an acre of the greenhouse. Benefiting from the energy-efficient heat source is the Texas bluebell, a flower that grows faster in warmer temperatures and was in high demand for Valentine's Day. But more than just the flowers are seeing the benefits of the new boiler. Greenhouse owner Tom McElroy said the savings will help keep his company in business.

Coyote Threat Reaches 'Fever Pitch'
Denver News - 11 Feb 2009
The Division of Wildlife held a symposium at the Jefferson County fairgrounds following a

Study: Birds shifting north; global warming cited
The Associated Press - 10 Feb 2009
When it comes to global warming, the canary in the coal mine isn't a canary at all. It's a purple finch. As the temperature across the U.S. has gotten warmer, the purple finch has been spending its winters more than 400 miles farther north than it used to. And it's not alone. An Audubon Society study to be released Tuesday found that more than half of 305 birds species in North America, a hodgepodge that includes robins, gulls, chickadees and owls, are spending the winter about 35 miles farther north than they did 40 years ago.