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Nature

New Salamander Species Discovered in Arkansas

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Researchers from the University of Tulsa and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced today the discovery of a new and unique species of aquatic salamander found at Lake Catherine State Park, near Hot Springs. A scientific paper describing the…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Environment

Fish Exposed to Antidepressants Exhibit Altered Behavior

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Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviors, repetitive behavior and aggression towards female fish, according to new research published on in the latest special issue…[read further]

Elsevier

Fishing

Find Warmer Water for Better Springtime Fishing

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Water temperature is a key factor for successful fishing in early spring, according to anglers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Fishermen across the state begin stirring when days warm up. But most realize the air temperatures go up…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

Conservation

Feral Hog Trapping Continue Through Turkey Season On WMAs

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As spring temperatures rise, turkeys are gobbling and feral hogs continue their destruction of natural resources across the state. As part of the agency’s continued effort to control feral hogs, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Division staff…[read further]

By Arkansas Game and Fish

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

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