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Monthly Archives: December 2012

“Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.” —David Attenborough As the holidays approach thousands of … Continue reading

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Still Being Left Alone Along the Shoreline By Skip Stiles – Wetlands Watch Director’s Blog – December 15, 2012 “The failure by state and federal governments to develop climate change adaptation strategies leaves individuals, companies, and local governments to stumble … Continue reading

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EPA Preempts Forest Roads Supreme Court Case With Final Rule EPA – December 4, 2012 On November 30, 2012, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a Final Rule revising its Phase I stormwater regulations to clarify that stormwater discharges from … Continue reading

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When hurricanes arrive, the winds blow and the water rises higher and higher. Waves crash against the shore and then rush inland flooding coastal areas.  Afterwards the recovery begins: first with emergency services later followed by long-term recovery efforts including … Continue reading

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CA: Argument preview: A Clean Water Act question no one cares to debate By Kevin Russell – Scoutusblog – December 3, 2012 Sometimes a case doesn’t turn out the way the Supreme Court likely thought it would when it granted … Continue reading

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Supreme Court sends temporary taking case back to Fed. Circuit By Steve Davies – ESWR – December 4, 2012 The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals will have to reconsider its conclusion that flooding caused by the Army Corps of Engineers’ … Continue reading

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We know how climate change will ripple through the natural world.   Warmer air, warmer water, impact weather patterns and alter the habits and the habitats of fish and wildlife.  Altered habitat affects air temperature and moisture content, adding to a … Continue reading

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Trout Fishing in a Climate-Changed America By Felicity Barringer – The New York Times – August 16, 2011 As difficult as it is to predict precisely how the planet will warm over the next century or so, it is even … Continue reading

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