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TIMBER!! Warren Wilson students safely fell an 80 to 90 foot tall pine tree on campus. The tree had to be removed to all for the repair of a leaking water main. The line runs near enough to the tree that accesive root damage was likely to destablize or kill the tree which is very near to a residence. Years of extended drought conditions has caused the loss of many old and large trees on campus. Warren Wilson College is dedicated to preserving the old growth trees and only removes them when safety is uncertain.
www.mslaw.edu Threats to National Security. The Massachusetts School of Law's Educational Forum presents part 4 of a Conference on Global Climate Change. The segment is hosted by Assistant Professor of law Kurt Olson with John Ackerman, Phd., Assistant Professor of National Security ACSC Maxwell Air Force Base and Tim McKeown, Phd., Professor of Political Sciences at the University of North Carolina. The Massachusetts School of Law also presents information on important current affairs to the general public in television and radio broadcasts, an intellectual journal, conferences, author appearances, blogs and books. For more information visit mslaw.edu. MSLAW podcasts are available on itunes (just search for mslaw) and at http
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Narrated by Sir Jameson Glenlivet. From Wikipedia: The Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), or simply RIFA, is one of over 280 species in the widespread genus Solenopsis. Although the red imported fire ant is native to South America, it has become a pest in the southern United States, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, and the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. There are also reports of ant hills in Macau, the former Portuguese enclave that borders the province of Guangdong. RIFA are known to have a strong, painful, and persistent irritating sting that often leaves a pustule on the skin. In the 1930s, colonies were accidentally introduced into the United States through the seaport of Mobile, Alabama. Cargo ships from Brazil docking at Mobile unloaded goods infested with the ants. They have since spread from Alabama to almost every state of the American South, from Texas to Maryland. Since the 1990s, infestations have been reported in California in the West and New Mexico in the Southwest, but probably via ship or truck (not overland) in the case of California. In a similar way, the ants were accidentally introduced into Australia in 2001. RIFA are more aggressive than most native ant species and have a painful sting. A person typically encounters them by inadvertently stepping into one of their mounds, which causes the ants to swarm up the person's legs, attacking en masse. The ants respond to pheromones that are released by the first ant to attack ...
www.homeinspectioncarolina.com Recently Charlotte home inspector found a birch tree too close to the house in the Piper Glen section of Charlotte NC. When you see the damage that a trees surface roots can do to a sidewalk, it may seem reasonable to infer they could damage a buildings foundation in a similar fashion. However, most tree roots are found in the top 6 18 inches of soil where there is a favorable balance of moisture, oxygen and nutrients. While roots can damage a relatively thin layer of pavement overlying the soil as they grow, most foundations in western Pennsylvania are much deeper. The surrounding soil at such depths stays too wet for too long a time to support much root growth. And many homes have eaves that keep the soil right near the foundation dry year round, another situation that is not conducive to root growth. It is true that the change in soil moisture near a foundation is the most damaging, especially in times of severe drought such as we experienced in 1988. Fortunately, it is rare that we experience such severe drought conditions in western Pennsylvania. And as much as gardeners complain about our clay soil, it's much more stable for building foundations than sand is. Trees and shrubs planted near a foundation can compound the situation because they will take up any available moisture during such major drought events. When the soil around a foundation dries out completely, it shrinks away from it and makes the foundation less stable. When ...
The Neuse River is a major permanent stream rising in the piedmont of North Carolina, emptying into the Pamlico Sound below New Bern. Its total length is approximately 275 miles (443 km), and its drainage basin, measuring 14582|kilometers2|mi in area, lies entirely inside the state of North Carolina. It is formed by the confluence of the Flat and Eno Rivers prior to it`s entering the artificial Falls Lake reservoir in northern Wake County. Its fall line shoals lie submerged under the waters of Falls Lake. Typical of rivers in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, the Neuse enters a basin of intermittent bottomland swamp on its journey towards its outlet. One interesting exception is the "Cliffs of the Neuse" area near Goldsboro, where the river cuts a narrow 30 m (90 ft) gorge through limestone and sandstone bluffs. The Neuse is prone to extremes in its flow carriage, often escaping its banks during wet periods, then reducing to a trickle that can be forded on foot during prolonged drought conditions. The Neuse flows through parts of seven counties. Major cities and towns in proximity to the Neuse are Durham, Neuse Township; Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina; Smithfield; Goldsboro; Kinston; and New Bern. Crabtree Creek is a major tributary of the Neuse; it flows in the Wake County area.
www.homeinspectioncarolina.com In this video Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC will tell you how to aerate and seed your lawn. *Every season, lawn will be challenged by, varying temperatures, drought conditions or crazy insects. You should realize that even the best turf will stress and thin and this is why you need to aerate and seed annually. *Over seeding fills open areas and aeration protects and grows the roots. Complete these in early September, aeration first then seeding. First thing, mow shorter this one time. This shortens the grass that may inhibit seed, fertilizer or compost from contacting soil. You may slowly drop blades 2 weeks prior to help eliminate excess clippings gradually. What is aeration? Aeration is poking holes in the soil of your lawn. A heavy machine, with spikes, pokes the ground removing 2"-3" deep cylinders of soil, placing them on the surface. Why is aeration good for the lawn? For a variety of reasons, it's relieves compaction, more water and fertilizer can enter the soil, more oxygen, compost can enter, and better root health. Should soil be dry or wet? Aerators alleviate compaction by removing soil, leaving an open hole which will collapse over time. The deeper the tines penetrate, the greater the effect on compaction. Aerating when the soil is wet, allows for greater penetration and more comprehensive results. Aerate right after a slow full day soaking rain or after the lawn is deeply watered. If you choose to ...
Market expert Joe Mitchell is reporting that Research Triangle Park showed a good increase in the market last month. He says that sales were up and people have started looking to buy again. Joe sees this as a turning point where things are on an upward trend and growth is going to be slow but steady. In his opinion he thinks that the area will see a steady rise in the market. By Spring of 2009 it should be moving right a long on the road to recovery. Being in the triangle the area hasn't had a severe drought in the housing market such as has been felt across the nation. And the triangle is one of the most vibrant markets in the country and one that top economists watch on a steady basis.
Please don't let the government-controlled media keep fooling you into thinking drought and fires are due to global warming. It is a hoax to deter people from the truth, and that is, that military planes and HAARP are causing droughts, thusly water and food shortage. Ask yourself, why our government would purposely create food shortage? It's not only about creating water and food shortage, govt. also wants to impose a carbon tax. Therefore create conditions (drought) and blame on global warming, then offer solution of carbon tax. There is much proof and official documentation of weather modification, which includes drought inducement and creation of storms. Just take time to observe the sky where you live when rain clouds start coming in. You are likely to see what I see (and others have seen); military planes flying into them and making them disappear. Places in severe drought, such as NC, have gotten many days of rainclouds, but clouds (99% of the time, at least) end up with flat-textured white mass of aerosol behind them, and many trails close together between them, prior to them breaking up with no precipitation. Natural clouds are not rectangular, though you might have been retaught that they are through conditioning of the media and almost daily planes flying one above the other in close proximity until all their trails mesh together, thusly making an almost daily white horizon) Also ask yourself, why would Disney and Universal Studios change their logo after ...
Herb Fest, www.herbfest.net, founder, Bob Johnson, discusses the advantages of planting herbs in drought conditions in this video. They require very little water, can flower, and smell great!!
I captured these images of really heavy rain falling down in a ravine near my neighborhood on the afternoon of December 30. This rainfall comes at the end of one of the driest years ever in Central North Carolina. We've had to deal with extreme to exceptional drought conditions for the past several months, reaching levels never seen in this part of the country before. While the images may not look impressive, the Raleigh-Durham airport did receive close to 2 inches of rainfall for that day, which was the most this area received in two months prior to when these images where taken. Needless to say, we really needed the rain so badly. While it wasn't considered a "drought-buster" by any means, at least it helped alleviate the severity of the drought for the time being.
Joseph Coletti, John Locke Foundation, fiscal policy analyst, explains that flexible water prices could help NC communities handle drought conditions more effectively than forced conservation. (Video courtesy of Carolina Journal Radio, carolinajournalradio.com)
Representative McIntyre speaks about the severe drought which is gripping the southeastern United States.
Drought conditions are bad but it allows for extra clear conditions in local waterways. Check out the mussels
As the drought conditions continue to worsen in North Carolina, WXII 12 's Craig Thomas went to a local farm to see the effects of this long, hot, dry summer.
WXII 12's Bill O'Neil reports on the recent drought issues in the area, along with local and state officials are doing about it.
Drought conditions were challanged in MInneapolis July 8, 2007 by a torrential rainstorm with really loud thunder resembling fireworks being shot off at every angle.