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Monthly Archives: July 2015

An interview with Dr. Chris Craft, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Tidal salt marshes have an amazing capacity to help the environment. In addition to providing a wildlife habitat and improving water quality, the marshes accumulate and … Continue reading

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Turtle Hotspots Identified Around the World Contain Diverse Species and Richness Environmental News Network – July 15, 2015 Global biodiversity is becoming more threatened as the human population continues to grow and use the world’s resources. Turtles have the misfortune … Continue reading

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Today’s water laws encourage waste. Can big data help shape better ones? ProPublica “Use it or lose it” water policies — a cornerstone of water rights laws across the West — are encouraging ranchers and others to use precious water supplies whether they truly … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I had the good fortune in late June to spend a week on Long Pond in Mt. Vernon, Maine. It is one of seven lakes that comprise the Belgrade Lakes Region in Maine. … Continue reading

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With One-Third of Largest Aquifers Highly Stressed, It’s Time to Explore and Assess the Planet’s Groundwater By Sandra Postel – National Geographic – July 9, 2015 “[I]n most cases, we do not know how much groundwater exists in storage,” write … Continue reading

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Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie By Donald Scavia – The Conversation – July 14, 2015 Over the past two decades, scientists have developed ways to predict how ecosystems will react to … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch Can municipalities really still be dumping untreated sewage directly from a pipe into local bays, rivers, streams and wetlands?  Shouldn’t that be impossible in today’s regulatory environment?  Unfortunately, it is not.  Combined sewer systems that dump sewage-containing … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad EPA? By Katherine Bagley – Inside Climate News – February 26, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of everything from running this country to waging an economy-destroying war on coal. But it … Continue reading

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Court upholds EPA in putting Chesapeake Bay on ‘pollution diet’ By Timothy B. Wheeler – The Baltimore Sun – B’More Green – July 6, 2015 A federal appeals court upheld Monday the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to order pollution reductions … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie This week I went to adult surf camp. Summer surfing camps for minors have sprung up all over the country in recent years; and with them, opportunities for adults as well.  My class package was all inclusive.  … Continue reading

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