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Monthly Archives: December 2014

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Depending on your perspective or circumstances, mistletoe at this time of year may be something you search for or avoid at all costs. We always had a fake sprig of it hoisted up … Continue reading

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Leaving a Downstream Legacy By Jackie Ostfeld – Huffington Post – The Blog –December 4, 2014 Eighty percent of Americans live in urban areas with limited opportunities to experience nature. The restoration of our urban rivers and watersheds provides an … Continue reading

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The 7 psychological reasons that are stopping us from acting on climate change By Chris Mooney – The Washington Post Blog – December 11, 2014 You may have noticed: We can’t act on climate change. Granted, very devoted people are in Lima, … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie “Now the people are scratching all over the street Because the rabbits had nothing to eat” —Pete Seeger  Many wetland professionals I’ve talked to have had lyme disease.  Working in wetlands often requires tramping through fields and … Continue reading

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Update on Adaptation Design Work Director’s Blog – Wetlands Watch – November 17, 2014 Lots of talk about adapting to sea level rise. Toolkits, webinars, academic papers. Where is the real work taking place, on the ground, in a shoreline … Continue reading

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Steps Toward a Resilient and Sustainable Future By Alan Hecht – It All Starts with Science – EPA Blog –December 3, 2014 The connection between sustainability and resilience—defined as the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of … Continue reading

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By Peg Bostwick, ASWM Here we are at the end of the year, so before we start the Christmas celebrations I’ll offer my (former high school teacher’s) highly unscientific wetland report card.  Feel free to complain about the grades… it’s … Continue reading

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Local Initiatives May be the Key to Our Future By Bob Marshall – Field & Stream – November 21, 2014 The mid-term elections may well have served as a primer on how America’s sportsmen can best preserve protections for public … Continue reading

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A Plastic Problem in the Chesapeake By Jeff Corbin – EPA Connect – November 24, 2014 Maybe you’ve heard of “micro plastics.” They’re created when plastic products eventually break down into tiny particles that drift in our ocean waters and can be … Continue reading

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