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UGA ecologist finds another cause of antibiotic resistance

While the rapid emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has prompted the medical community, non-profit organizations, public health officials and the national media to educate the public to the dangers of misusing and overusing antibiotics, the University of Georgia’s J. Vaun McArthur is concerned that there’s more to the problem than the misuse of common medications.

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NWTF and SFI Sign Agreement for Forest Health

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced an exciting new partnership for future forests. The two organizations have established a memorandum of mutual support that promotes forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife.The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced an exciting new partnership for future forests. The two organizations have established a memorandum of mutual support that promotes forest management for the benefit of the nation’s forests and wildlife.

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South Carolina Not Out Of The Woods Yet: Flooding After-Effects Can Cause Health Risks in Homes and Commercial Building

How to detect and combat the serious effects of water damage after a flood

With the torrential rains associated with Hurricane Joaquin causing catastrophic flooding and dumping more than 20 inches of rain in South Carolina – an amount the state has not seen in at least 1,000 years – home and business owners across the region are now cleaning up. For homes and buildings anywhere affected by flooding, problems can continue long after the flood ends, according to Pure Air Control Services, a professional indoor environmental quality firm based in Clearwater, Fla.

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Polk County water system transfer negotiations terminated

A South Carolina water district has rescinded its offer to negotiate a long-term management agreement for Polk County’s public water system.  COLUMBUS — A proposed long-term transfer of water-system management from Polk County to a South Carolina district is no longer on the table, after a consultant advised officials in South Carolina that the deal wouldn’t be to their advantage.  In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 8, the Inman-Campobello Water District in upstate South Carolina informed Polk County that the district will no longer pursue the plan. Under a controversial proposal that has been under negotiation for almost a year, a majority of Polk’s commissioners were considering A proposed long-term transfer of water-system management from Polk County to a South Carolina district is no longer on the table, after a consultant advised officials in South Carolina that the deal wouldn’t be to their advantage.

In a letter dated Thursday, Oct. 8, the Inman-Campobello Water District in upstate South Carolina informed Polk County that the district will no longer pursue the plan. Under a controversial proposal that has been under negotiation for almost a year, a majority of Polk’s commissioners were considering transferring management and maintenance of the system to ICWD for decades, instead of a current short-term management contract.

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