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Good News!

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{Nature_and_Environment.19.1}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 07 May 2004 18:09:42 CDT (HTML)

A place to share some of the good news about environmental matters.

It's depressing out there, overall, but there are positive things to note...

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{Nature_and_Environment.19.2}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 07 May 2004 18:10:32 CDT (HTML)

Michigan wolves no longer endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan (AP) -- The surging gray wolf population in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has exceeded 200 for the fifth consecutive year, a milestone that likely will bump the animal from the endangered species list.

Once virtually extinct in Michigan, the wolf is continuing a remarkable comeback that began in 1989 when three of the animals established a territory in the western Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.

The estimated population rose during the last year from 321 to more than 360, the agency said. Department biologists produce a yearly census using techniques such as tracking, aerial observations and monitoring wolves fitted with radio collars.

Complete article:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/05/07/wolf.recovery.ap/index.html

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{Nature_and_Environment.19.3}: Jeffery Watson {wasquit} Sat, 08 May 2004 18:29:22 CDT (7 lines)

I read recently that there is a lot of speculation that the eastern
wildcats or bobcats have rehabitated the northeastern United states
and Canada and it was a widely held belief that they were gone for
ever (extinct) there is even some speculation that the government
reintroduced them to this region from out west in a covert operation
I think I read it in the last issue of Canada's new Magazine
the "Walrus"

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{Nature_and_Environment.19.4}: Philip Gore {zzdormouse} Wed, 19 May 2004 22:42:18 CDT (3 lines)

There's similar good news about the wolf population in
Yellowstone; but it's doubtful they'll be allowed to spread beyond
the borders of the park.  Ranchers are much too anti-wolf.

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{Nature_and_Environment.19.5}: ... {wren1111} Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:43:41 CST (HTML)

GREAT NEW TOWNS: GIFT TO A NATION http://postwritersgroup.com/archives/peir1218.htm

December 18, 2006

If Christmas is about believing, so are two fascinating new American towns I've seen this year.

One is Prairie Crossing, a settlement of more than 400 traditionally designed homes and condos at a junction crossing of two rail commuter lines 45 miles north of Chicago. Prairie Crossing is proudly re-creating pockets of the wildflower-dotted prairies that once thrived across Mid-America; simultaneously, with its easy rail connection to the Chicago Loop and O'Hare, it aims to be a national model of transit-oriented development.

Almost 1,000 miles to the southeast, on the banks of the Broad River near colonial Beaufort, S.C., the new Habersham development offers classic, porch-rich Southern architecture in a variety of houses, townhomes and condos. Habersham's success in blending new construction into the semitropical Low Country setting -- marsh- lined water edges and great live oaks, bedecked with Spanish moss -- is close to breathtaking.

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