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Monthly Archives: July 2013

We recently spent a few days at the summer home of a family member along northern Lake Huron.  A long quiet walk on the beach is perfect for contemplation – or to avoid thinking while listening to the slow rhythm … Continue reading

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Environmental eBooks for only $4.99 – offered by Island Press Island Press – July 29, 2013 Celebrate the summer with this giant eBook sale from Island Press. This special sale includes more than 500 titles from their three decades of … Continue reading

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CO: Climate change, fracking, water shortages in Northern Colorado top environmental concerns in coming decades By Bobby Magill – – July 28, 2013 As the environmental challenges Northern Colorado faces in the coming years continue to mount, a look … Continue reading

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Can Agriculture Reverse Climate Change? A Future Tense Event Recap. By Jathan Sadowski – Slate – July 26, 2013 Climate change is the gravest existential threat the planet faces. Whether we’re talking about flora or fauna, the damage that could, … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM When I was 22 years old, I learned first-hand about the impacts of intense grazing in riparian-wetland areas. I was a wildlife biology intern with the U.S. Forest Service in Creede, Colorado in … Continue reading

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Tar sands well blowout raises questions about Alberta’s regulatory oversight Switchboard – July 24, 2013 A tar sands well blowout that has been gushing for as much as 10 weeks contaminating a large area of Canada’s Boreal Forest killing dozens of … Continue reading

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House bill slashes EPA budget by 34 percent By Erik Wasson and Ben Geman – The Hill – July 22, 2013 House Republicans on Monday unveiled plans to slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by 34 percent in 2014 and … Continue reading

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Look Beneath the Surface: Address the Issues U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – April 16, 2012 – Video For more information, click here.

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“…ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or define it, cannot say to it ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey; cannot save a … Continue reading

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Are Wetlands Nature’s Best Defense Against Sea Level Rise? By Shrol Nelson-Embry – Quest – July 16, 2013 A new report from Stanford University indicates that conserving wetlands is critical to defending coastal communities from a rising sea. With nearly 50 … Continue reading

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