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Monthly Archives: July 2012

It’s the dog days of summer, traditionally the hottest time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and that is certainly true this year.  Much of the country has been locked in hot, dry weather and the continuing drought is … Continue reading

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Wade In and Cast Your Vote for the 2012 Winners of the Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest By Kathy Sykes – It’s Our Environment (EPA Blog) – July 18, 2012 For the past six years, I have had the … Continue reading

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National Geographic: Mangroves By Kennedy Warne – National Geographic – February 2007 Mangroves live life on the edge. With one foot on land and one in the sea, these botanical amphibians occupy a zone of desiccating heat, choking mud, and … Continue reading

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Loaded Lovers: Virginia Department of Transportation overspends on wetland mitigation bank (Video) Restoration Systems – July 2012 Travis Hamrick came across this TV news story revealing that VDOT had spent — get this — $5.1 million building a mitigation bank. … Continue reading

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$80 Million for Wetlands and Working Ranches in the Everglades By Mark Tercek – Huffington Post blog – July 16, 2012 t’s a good day when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the Chair of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, … Continue reading

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Drought Has Benefits for Wetlands (Video) By Megan Johnson – Channel 10/11 – July 10, 2012 This hot dry summer has an upside and a downside when it comes to wetlands and the migratory birds that use parts of central … Continue reading

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Guest post (Strange Wetlands): It’s dating season for toads The Familiar Wilderness – July 10, 2012 This week for the Familiar Wilderness in Your Backyard series, Leah Stetson of the blog Strange Wetlands offers some insight into amphibian romance as … Continue reading

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Reports of high duck populations show that ducks are celebrating a comeback from the 1980s – from 25 million ducks to 48.6 million in the United States and Canada.  The Conservation Title of the Farm Bill is credited with this … Continue reading

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Big Win for Outdoorsmen: Senate Moves to Pass RESTORE Act By Gerry Bethge – Outdoor Life – June 28, 2012 It’s been seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated southern Louisiana, and two since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion threatened … Continue reading

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Wetlands: Going, Going, Gone? By Shelley Sparks – June 27, 2012 A quiet victim went unseen in many of the images of oil-soaked animals publicized during the BP oil disaster. While many of us were moved by the plight of … Continue reading

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