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Monthly Archives: January 2014

by Peg Bostwick, ASWM I have a mental image of athletes all over the world checking their numbers and monitoring their performance in preparation for the upcoming Olympic Games.  Are they getting better, peaking at the right time?   The metrics … Continue reading

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Wintering Wood Frogs Freeze Solid By Karen McDonald – Shorelines – January 2, 2014 Here in North America there are a wide variety of toads and frogs, but perhaps none are so unusual as the wood frog. These frogs are … Continue reading

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Press Release: USDA Offers Hurricane Sandy Victims a New Opportunity to Enroll Land into Easements Contact: Sarah Maxwell – USDA– January 27, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept applications for easements from landowners who want to enroll … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The ancient Greek philosopher and sage Epictetus is credited as saying, “First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.” Yes, well, easier said than done. In a world where buzzwords … Continue reading

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How significant does a nexus have to be? By Marc Seelinger – The Swamp School – January 13, 2014 How significant does a nexus have to be? The issue of what is and is not a significant nexus is center … Continue reading

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Resistance is futile: Inevitable changes to water management in California By Jay Lund and Ellen Hanak – California WaterBlog – January 7, 2014 Water policy in California has always been about making and resisting change. The gold mining period, the … Continue reading

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“Many wetland recovery programs have failed by trying to re-create the original ecosystems. Recent successes have focused on one or two limited goals and have let nature take it from there.” –John Carey An article in the December Issue of … Continue reading

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The Wicked Problem of Urban Biodiversity, pt 1 By Steven Snell – Planetizen – January 6, 2014 Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of habitats in a given area. It encompasses all living organisms, from birds, animals, insects and … Continue reading

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Critics question desirability of relentless economic growth By Carolyn Lochhead – SF Gate – January 4, 2014 Ecologists warn that economic growth is strangling the natural systems on which life depends, creating not just wealth, but filth on a planetary scale. … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Maine’s recent ice storm and the nation’s current cold spell has certainly reminded us of how our world changes when we hit deep winter.  During this time of the year, we look for any positive ways to … Continue reading

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