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Monthly Archives: June 2015

by Brenda Zollitsch At the end of a long day of meetings a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get the chance to take an unexpected wetland wander in the Bangor Forest of Maine.  Although it was … Continue reading

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Expedition Launched to Save Africa’s Largest Wetland By Alexandra Fuller – National Geographic – May 27, 2015 A multinational team of, scientists, filmmakers, and journalists arrived in a remote corner of Angola last week to begin an unprecedented, 1,000-mile-long expedition … Continue reading

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The California Spill and the Continuance of Harmful Oil Operations By Brittany Michelson – Environmental News Network – June 2, 2015 Plains All American Pipeline, the company responsible for the May 19th Refugio oil spill rakes in billions of dollars (over … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie Since the SWANCC Supreme Court  Decision in 2001, a great deal of the Association of State Wetland Manager’s  expertise has been directed to helping states and others understand changes to Clean Water Act jurisdiction and the program … Continue reading

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Exploring a missed opportunity: Microclimates By Frank van Steenbergen and Abraham Mehari Haile – CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems – June 3, 2015 They go largely unobserved and unattended. In view of the climate change that is … Continue reading

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What’s driving rapid recovery of American waterways? By Patrick Jonsson – The Christian Science Monitor – June 3, 2015 There is little doubt that the Environmental Protection Agency and the 1972 Clean Water Act are keystones to dramatic improvements in … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I had the honor and privilege of representing the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) at the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The theme of … Continue reading

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Water quality is important as quantity By Larry Dreiling – High Plains Journal – June 1, 2015 Water affects every facet of our lives, from drinking supplies to agricultural production to recreation. While debates ensue about water quantity as a drought … Continue reading

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BLOG: “We want good evacuation measures, no large seawalls!” By Marie-Jose Vervest– Wetlands International – March 26, 2015 What is the best approach to restore and protect a coastline that was hit by a Tsunami? Driven by my own involvement … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch News over the last couple of weeks has contained many stories from Texas, Oklahoma and other parts of the country where extreme precipitation events have led to flooding, in some cases at levels even older generations have … Continue reading

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