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Environment

Salamanders Help Predict Health of Ecosystems on U.S. Golf Courses

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Currently, there are more than 18,300 golf courses in the U.S. covering over 2.7 million acres. The ecological impacts of golf courses are not always straightforward with popular opinion suggesting that environmentally, golf courses have a negative impact on ecosystems.…[read further]

By MUNews

Backyard

Conserving Water in the Landscape

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Now that spring is in the air, gardeners all across the state are preparing soil, starting seeds or shopping for plants in preparation for a great gardening season. As the weather begins to warm up, gardening enthusiasts will start…[read further]

By Trisha Gedon, Oklahoma State University

Pursuits

New Zip Line Adventures in Hot Springs

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A new aerial attraction has opened at Catherine’s Landing near Hot Springs. A set of zip lines called Adventureworks Hot Springs opened its 12 lines in mid-March.

For those unfamiliar with “zipping,” the activity involves soaring through the…[read further]

By Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

Backyard

Soil Tests a Worthwhile Investment for Your Lawn and Garden

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Past performance does not guarantee future results. That’s true in your lawn and garden as well as the stock market. If you haven’t had a soil test in the past few years, it would be a worthwhile investment, says a…[read further]

By University of Mo. Extension

People

Stone County Couple Receives Tree Farm Recognition

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For more than a quarter-century, John and Connie Johnson have worked to improve the forests on their 850-acre Horsecreek Tree Farm near Galena. Their commitment to forest management has earned them the American Forest Foundation’s Silver Tree Farm Certificate.

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By Francis Skalicky, Missouri Dept. of Conservation

Nature

Celebrating Wilderness

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Western states such as Alaska and Montana often have the allure to visitors as a place unexplored or never disturbed by man. But in Missouri there is plenty of backcountry areas left to explore in the state’s…[read further]

By College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

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Ponderings

In descending order, the nation’s eight longest rivers are Missouri, Mississippi, Yukon, St. Lawrence, Rio Grande, Arkansas, Colorado, and Ohio.

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