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Monthly Archives: December 2010

I believe in miracles.  I believe that miracles come in many sizes.  Some are easy to spot.  Others are hidden from all but the most observant. One small example: Recently I discovered both my cell phone and my zen (an … Continue reading

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British Animal Voiceovers (including some waterfowl and seals) Very funny video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scQoEK6s_7c

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Spring Break has changed.   Years ago it was known solely as a chance to head south, find a place in the sun—preferably a hot sunny beach crammed with like-minded young people—and have a week-long party.  Now there’s more. Last year … Continue reading

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Coastal Wetlands Under Threat By Tom Schueneman – Planet Save – December 3, 2010 New modeling research  helps scientists, planners, and resource managers better understand threats to wetlands from sea level rise. The conclusion of an international research effort is … Continue reading

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Master Builders: The Beavers show us how it’s done. (A 2 part article) By Adelle Havard – BBC Earth – December 10, 2010 It’s at this time of year when many of us batten down the hatches and prepare for … Continue reading

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This month the Association of State Wetland Managers launched a new webpage on Section 404 Assumption http://aswm.org/wetland-programs/s-404-assumption. For the first time a package of materials to assist states and tribes in understanding requirements and developing strategies to take over the … Continue reading

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A Return to Common Sense for Our Coasts By Ted Danson – Huffington Post Blog – December 1, 2010 I haven’t heard news this good in a long time. The Obama administration’s announcement to protect the Eastern Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading

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A major problem on many wetland restoration projects including mitigation sites is the presence and even dominance of invasive species. An “invasive species” is defined as 1) nonnative (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and 2) whose introduction causes … Continue reading

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Women in Wetlands: My Pet Python Tried to Swallow Me! Not really… (Associated with the Society of Wetland Scientists)http://womeninwetlands.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-pet-python-tried-to-swallow-me.html

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Mercury ‘Turns’ Wetland Birds Such as Ibises Homosexual By Victoria Gill – BBC News / NBF blog – December 1, 2010 Wetland habitats are particularly vulnerable to mercury contamination. Mercury affects the behaviour of white ibises by “turning them homosexual”, … Continue reading

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