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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Can the Port Authority Save the Planet? By Ted Steinberg – The New York Times – June 16, 2014 This has been a bad year for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with scandals over a bridge … Continue reading

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Encouraging Investments in Wetland and Water Quality Improvements on Private Property through Low-Interst Loans By Glenn Barnes – Environmental Finance Blog – 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 Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I have been involved in climate change discussions since the mid-90s when I helped coordinate what I think was the first climate change conference at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, … Continue reading

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Nature: the ultimate innovator in agricultural systems By Cehvonne Reynolds – CGIAR – June 5, 2014 Sources of novelty and innovation are key to building resilience in socio-ecological systems. “Nature” is the ultimate innovator and we only have to examine … Continue reading

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A new approach to climate politics: forget the climate By Alison Smith – Friends of the Earth – April 4, 2014 Despite 20 years of urgent warnings from scientists, crowned by the latest IPCC report, there is still no sign … Continue reading

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In May 2014 Illinois Farmers Insurance Company made headlines around the country when it sued almost 200 towns in the Chicago area for failing to do more to prevent damages linked to climate change. The suit argues that towns know that … Continue reading

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Safeguarding Louisiana’s Coastline By Russel L. Honoré – The New York Times Opinion – May, 28, 2014 After decades of watching our state being ravaged to support the nation’s oil and gas addiction, the people of Louisiana have had enough. Last … Continue reading

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An offer they can’t refuse The Economist – June 11, 2014 On June 2nd, Barack Obama announced that he wanted total emissions from American power stations to fall by 30% from 2005 levels in the next 15 years. This has … Continue reading

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by Peg Bostwick, ASWM I don’t have to sell readers of this blog on the concept that restoration of wetlands can provide major benefits – often at a minimal cost compared to other options – whether your goal is storm … Continue reading

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Can U.S. eliminate invasive species by eating them? By Ramit Plushnick-Masti – The Washington Post – May 25, 2014 It seems like a simple proposition: American lakes, rivers and offshore waters are filling up with destructive fish and crustaceans originally … Continue reading

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