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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Standing on Science to Protect Clean Water By Karen Hobbs – Switchboard – December 18, 2013 I’ve spent the last three days (along with my NRDC colleagues and other clean water experts) listening to more than two dozen scientists debate questions such as: … Continue reading

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Increased Eelgrass in Long Island Sound is Good News for Fish and Wildlife Contact: Robert Burg – EPA – December 12, 2013 Between 2009 and 2012, eelgrass, an underwater plant that forms meadows that are ecologically important for fish and … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Winter is a time of contemplation for many people, including myself. As much as I pine for the warmth of summer and to be unencumbered with multiple layers of clothes, I still love … Continue reading

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Has a natural world wonder just been approved for destruction by the Australian government? By Alexander White – The Guardian – December 15, 2013 Unfortunately, soon a massively destructive coal port will be built just 50 km north of the magnificent … Continue reading

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Louisiana Wetlands Tattered by Industrial Canals, Not Just River Levee By John Carey – Scientific American  – December 14, 2013 Over the grand sweep of time, sediments carried down from continents by mighty rivers like the Mississippi have built vast … Continue reading

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There are days that I love my job.  I have the privilege of working with fabulous people, learning so many new things and hearing so many stories.  In honor of the holiday season I want to share one of my … Continue reading

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Study Details Loss of Ecologically-Sensitive Wetlands By Darryl Fears – The Washington Post– December 8, 2013 The Washington Post reports that “over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce … Continue reading

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Hydrologist reality check: impact rests on social inclusion By Tracy Baker – CGIAR – November 25, 2013 I am a hydrologist. And I’m intrigued by the opportunities I see to incorporate gender into biophysical models. To many of my hydrology … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch I recently had the opportunity to connect with a large number of Northern New England colleagues working on stormwater management at the Maine Stormwater Conference.  At this meeting, there were discussions about low impact development and green … Continue reading

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New method of restoring wetlands successful along Gulf Coast By Kathleen Phillips – AgriLife Today – November 27, 2013 More than 135 acres of prairie wetland habitat have been restored near Houston with a new method that may help additional … Continue reading

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