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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mow Wetlands? You Can In Virginia! Wetlands Watch – April 2, 2014 Most folks would say that mowing wetlands is a bad idea, at best.  Destroys the plant, the habitat value, the storm surge protection – a bone headed move. … Continue reading

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Is underground water storage the answer to water security? By Russell Sticklor – CGIAR – April 22, 2014 Groundwater is arguably the most important aspect of our collective water security in the 21st century. Farmers draw upon it as a … Continue reading

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On March 25, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act Jurisdiction.  On the same day they issued an Interpretive Rule, effective immediately, that defines … Continue reading

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U.S. and Mexico Unleash a Flood to Restore Colorado River Delta By Erik Stokstad – Science Insider – March 18, 2014 The Colorado River delta once supported many birds and other species. After the U.S. government dammed the river, the … Continue reading

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New Chesapeake Bay Agreement Ignores Climate Change Wetlands Watch – April 7, 2014 The new draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is out for comment.  It does not even mention climate change!  Search on “climate” – no hits.  Search on “sea level” … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The year 1970 was a very important year, not just because it’s the year I was born (although of course that makes it much more significant!), but because it was the year that … Continue reading

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Gulf oil spill: how wildlife is still challenged four years later By Mark Guarino – The Christian Science Monitor – April 8, 2014 – Video Four years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill released more than 200 million gallons of … Continue reading

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Encouraging Investments in Wetland and Water Quality Improvements on Private Property through Low-Interest Loans By Glenn Barnes – Environmental Finance Center – March 13, 2014 Restoration and protection of wetlands is one of the four core elements of a wetland program, … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch In May 2014, the Association of State Wetland Managers will release a study on the status of stream identification, delineation and mitigation in the United States.  Telephone interviews were conducted with staff from forty-seven states, collecting data … Continue reading

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Ted Turner: Time to finally protect wetlands, streams By Ted Turner – CNN Opinion – April 2, 2014 Clean water is vital to every single American. Families should be able to turn on the tap and have safe drinking water … Continue reading

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