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Monthly Archives: March 2015

In California, Beavers are essential to recovering wild salmon By Miria Finn – Environmental News Network – March 1, 2015 With California’s wild Coho salmon populations down to 1% of their former numbers, there’s growing evidence that beavers – long … Continue reading

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House passes bill to ban EPA ‘secret science’  By Timothy Cama and Cristina Marcos – The Hill – March 18, 2015 The House passed a bill Wednesday that aims to increase public scrutiny of the scientific research behind Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading

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By Peg Bostwick, ASWM Most state wetland programs managers are familiar with the provision of Clean Water Act §404 which allows a state that has its own dredge and fill permit program to assume responsibility for permitting under §404 as … Continue reading

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FEMA Finalizes New Requirement for State Disaster Plans to Consider Climate Change Impacts By Becky Hammer – Switchboard NRDC Blog – March 13, 2015 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced yesterday afternoon a change in its requirements for State Hazard … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: Contributions in Environmental and Conservation Fields EPA Blog – It All Starts with Science – March 9, 2015 March is Women’s History Month, and EPA is marking the event by highlighting the many contributions women have made … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the National Wetlands Inventory.  It is one of the largest databases of its kind in the world with over 20 million polygons of individual wetlands in the United States.  It gets … Continue reading

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Why Do We Measure Wetlands Loss In Football Fields? By Jesse Hardman – WWNO – March 3, 2015 What happens when you combine the most popular sport in the U.S. with one of the most dire environmental situations in the … Continue reading

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Is the Environment a Moral Cause?  By Robb Willer – The New York Times – Opinion – February 27, 2015 According to a recent poll, a large majority of Americans, and roughly half of Republicans, say they support governmental action … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Here in Maine and across the Northeast we are in a “wait and see” pattern about how all the current snow will melt.  In Portland, Maine we have more than 90 inches of snow so far this … Continue reading

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Calling an end to the search for ‘big ideas’ By Fred Pearch – CGIAR – December 5, 2015 Timing is everything.  And Michael Hobbes, an old aid hand and human rights consultant, got the timing spot on with his recent … Continue reading

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