Florida | Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission initiates Inspector General investigation and suspends prescribed fire program

Investigations underway to determine cause of wildfire FLORIDA– As the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services continues to investigate the unknown cause of the Limerock Wildfire that destroyed a significant amount of property in Franklin County late on Sunday, FWC initiated an Inspector General investigation and has suspended its prescribed fire program statewide.  On … Continue reading Florida | Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission initiates Inspector General investigation and suspends prescribed fire program

VALLETTA, Malta  | The Latest: Aid group defends Libya migrant rescue

VALLETTA, Malta — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A German humanitarian group has defended the captain and crew of its migrant rescue ship Lifeline, saying they “strictly abided by international law” at all times. Malta is investigating whether Captain Claus-Peter Reisch broke the law and ignored … Continue reading VALLETTA, Malta  | The Latest: Aid group defends Libya migrant rescue

Missouri News: Crowder State Park offers Spider Sniff program, Explorer Hour series continues June 30

Crowder State Park, June 30, 2018, teaching facts about spiders found in Missouri JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Crowder State Park will offer an informational program about spiders 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at the campground amphitheater.  During the one-hour Spider Sniff program, participants will learn interesting facts about the different types of spiders … Continue reading Missouri News: Crowder State Park offers Spider Sniff program, Explorer Hour series continues June 30

MUMBAI, India  | Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

MUMBAI, India  — A small chartered plane crashed Thursday in a busy area of Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, killing at least six people including two on the ground, police said. They said the plane hit an open area at a construction site for a multistory building in the Ghatkopar district, a crowded area … Continue reading MUMBAI, India  | Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

NAIROBI, Kenya  | Fire sweeps through market in Kenya’s capital, killing 15

NAIROBI, Kenya  —A fire swept one of Nairobi’s largest open-air markets early Thursday, killing 15 people and sending 70 injured to hospitals, an official said. Nairobi County Commissioner Kangethe Thuku said six bodies had been recovered and nine were in a building and had yet to be retrieved. Rescue teams searched for more bodies and … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya  | Fire sweeps through market in Kenya’s capital, killing 15

IDAHO | June 28, Better Hurry: Chinook fishing update for South Fork Salmon River and Upper Salmon River

South Fork is in prime shape and fish are throughout the river IDAHO– Anglers wanting to fish for Chinook in the South Fork of the Salmon River better get there soon because the harvest share may not last until Fourth of July. Fisheries manager Dale Allen said within four days of the season opener 25 … Continue reading IDAHO | June 28, Better Hurry: Chinook fishing update for South Fork Salmon River and Upper Salmon River

Missouri News: Knob Noster State Park hosts program about Missouri’s “wilder” edibles June 30

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Knob Noster State Park invites the public to join special guest speaker Master Naturalist Paul Landkamer Saturday, June 30, at the park for an adventurous program about the lesser-known or “wilder” edibles that can be found in Missouri.  The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the park’s Lil’ Forest Amphitheater.  The … Continue reading Missouri News: Knob Noster State Park hosts program about Missouri’s “wilder” edibles June 30

NEBRASKA | Emerald Ash Borer confirmed at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (SP) on June 6 and has been confirmed by a state entomologist. Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) staff found EAB in a baited trap at the park’s Lakeside Campground. EAB is an invasive beetle native to Asia. It kills ash … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Emerald Ash Borer confirmed at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park