Egad. So our sister (brother?) blog, Notes from the Field, reports that just months after a round of changes and service cuts, AC Transit is still in need of the green we don mean weed. (Though the company board of directors may want to indulge after they meet to public response to the cuts they just proposed.).
Typically, resource producers wait until a PEA is completed to buy but, in this case, they may be tempted to purchase earlier because of the consistency, logistics and scale of the Treaty Creek Project. Within the gold mining sector, reserves in the ground are now being produced faster than reserves are being created. This produces a squeeze and a higher demand for attractive projects.
The plight of endangered right whales took another sad turn Saturday, when a baby whale, possibly two months old, washed ashore dead on a Florida beach with telltale signs of being struck by a boat. There are fewer than 400 north Atlantic right whales remaining, and any mortality of the species is a serious setback to rescuing the animals from extinction, according to federal biologists who expressed dismay over Saturday discovery of the 22 foot (7 meter) male infant at Anastasia State Park near St. Augustine.
Since this is not a declared snow emergency, contractors will not be used. This means the Streets Division will deploy 80 pieces of our own equipment to plow throughout the day. Not using contractors, and plowing during the day when there is more traffic, will result in a slower plowing, meaning it is expected to take between 18 to 20 hours until plowing concludes..
Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda. 19.85(1)(g): Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. If the Board of Estimates does convene in closed session as described above, upon completion of the closed session, notice is hereby given that it may reconvene in open session to consider the following item without waiting 12 hours, pursuant to Wis.
Habitat loss, together with less obvious land use changes such as intensified farming practice, can have significant adverse impacts on biodiversity. An important factor in determining the ability of species to cope with such changes is their potential to sustain a populations network by dispersal across the landscape. Habitat quality and structure are particularly important for surface dwelling species with low dispersal abilities, such as amphibians.