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Monthly Archives: April 2015

5 years later: Revisiting the areas most affected by the BP oil spill By Estelle Robichaux – Environmental Defense Fund Blog – April 16, 2015 April 20 marks the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, and people around the … Continue reading

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Jobs per drop irrigating California crops By Josué Medellín-Azuara, Jay Lund and Richard Howitt – California WaterBlog – April 28, 2015 Some of the most popular drought stories lately have been on the amount of what water needed to produce … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch We hear about global issues all the time, including climate change, species extinction, pollution, and more and we know that a cumulative effect of lots of local actions in different places across the globe are all intricate … Continue reading

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Forest garden bearing fruit as both food producer, water filter By Whitney Pipkin – Bay Journal – April 15, 2015 To reach the patch of land he manages near Bowie, MD, Lincoln Smith crosses a cul-de-sac and a soggy cornfield … Continue reading

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Report recommends model better account for influence of urban streams, trees on nutrient pollution Chesapeake Bay Program – April 10, 2015 A new report from an advisory committee of scientific experts recommends the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Watershed Model be adjusted … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie Venice, Italy, a World Heritage Site, is often identified as one of the cities most vulnerable to sea level rise.  Built 100’s of years ago entirely on wetlands, it’s been on my list of places to visit … Continue reading

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Dear Humans: Industry is Causing Global Warming, Not Your Activities By Aaron Huertas – Union of Concerned Citizens – April 7, 2015 Scientists and climate policy wonks usually say global warming is caused by “human activities.” This shorthand obscures an … Continue reading

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Tell Us Why #CleanWaterRules By Travis Loop – EPA Blog-It’s Our Environment – April 7, 2015 I’m lucky to work every day for clean water. It’s vital to everyone’s life and an important issue for our country. But, it’s especially … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM A “wicked” problem is what planners call a situation that is “difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements.” A wicked problem often requires a critical mass of people to change … Continue reading

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The Significance of the Nexus for Wetlands Jurisdiction: Recent Fourth Circuit Decision Supports the Corps’ Determination of Jurisdiction – March 27, 2015 In a recent unpublished opinion for Precon Development v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Court of … Continue reading

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