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THE DEBATE OVER THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FROM THE DREDGING OF MIAMI BAY TO MAKE ROOM FOR LARGER PORT...

September 3, 2011


Fears in Miami That Port Expansion Will Destroy Reefs

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ


MIAMI — As Miami prepares to dredge its port to accommodate supersize freighters, environmentalists are making a last-ditch effort to protect threatened coral reefs and acres of sea grass that they say would be destroyed by the expansion.

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is on the verge of granting a final permit to the Army Corps of Engineers, which will be free to conduct 600 days of blasting to widen and deepen the channel for the port of Miami, across from the southern part of Miami Beach.

“It won’t fare well for us, the bay, the coral reefs, the fish stocks and the sea grass,” said Laura Reynolds, the executive director of the Tropical Audubon Society.

“You can bring this all back to the economy,” Ms. Reynolds said. “People come here to fish, boat, sail, snorkel and dive and go to the beach.”

Florida has seen steep declines in coral in the last 25 years, and last year’s cold…

PAKISTANI MANGO EXPORT SEASON IS OVER...COUNTRY IS PLEASED WITH NEW MARKETS CONQUERED THIS YEAR...HOPE FOR MORE VOLUME TO USA NEXT SEASON...

Pakistan achieves mango export target this season

By Tanveer Sher



KARACHI: While mango export season has come to an end, Pakistani fruit exporters can take the pride of accomplishing set goals of more than 150,000 metric tonnes during the current year, boosting their morale and spirits for the coming years to set higher targets.



It may be recalled here that mango export season had taken off from May and it continued until August during which large quantity of the fruit was also dispatched to new markets for sampling and seeking new orders for next season.


The expected mango yield during the current season had been anticipated to be in the range of 1.6 to 1.8 million tonnes and out of this huge quantity, the target of 150,000 tonnes appeared inadequate as indicated by most of the exporters, who blamed on lack of marketing in foreign markets and not enough support at the government level to help raise export target to a substantially higher level.


Currently the major exporting variety of ma…

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INTERNATIONAL MANGO ORGANIZATION (IMO) LINKEDIN GROUP NOW HAS 141 MEMBERS...UP FROM 86 BACK IN APRIL...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California


www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




September 03, 2011











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Membership continues to grow on the International mango Organization (IMO) discussion group on LINKEDIN.


The last time numbers were published, membership had jumped to 86 members in the first month.


Since April, members have joined every week to 141 and growing.


Mango aficionados from around the world comprise the membership.


Join the group today!...








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RELAX...TIME TO ENJOY THE...W-E-E-K-E-N-D...SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE...