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Monthly Archives: December 2015

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The spoken language is one of the most amazing developments of human civilization. As our knowledge of the world around us continues to expand, the level of complexity and the specificity of what … Continue reading

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Activist: Re-frog America, build a sanctuary By Brendan Bane – Santa Cruz Sentinel – December 2, 2015 In his mission to “re-frog America,” environmental activist Kerry Kriger is teaching kids how to build wildlife sanctuaries in their own backyards. As … Continue reading

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Spotted Turtle One of 10 Species with “No Room to Roam” By Pat Seelinger – The Swamp School Blog – December 7, 2015 The spotted turtle was listed in the Endangered Species Coalition’s “No Room to Roam” report, released on … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst We have been hearing the story over and over again: I would love to be there, but I am not authorized to travel right now.  Whether in Maine, Pennsylvania, or Oklahoma, many states are facing … Continue reading

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Rising to El Niño’s challenges – and opportunities By Nicholas Pinter – California Water Blog – November 29, 2015 The much-anticipated El Niño has now arrived, with increased potential for heavy rain and snowfall, including the possibility of localized flooding, … Continue reading

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Salmon RIP? By Alastair Bland – East Bay Express – December 2, 2015 Last winter and spring, thousands of adult Chinook salmon nosed upstream past Richmond, through the Carquinez Straits and into the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, on their way to … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie At the beginning of November the U.S. Army Corps’ Institute for Water Resources released: “The Mitigation Rule Retrospective: A Review of the 2008 Regulations Governing Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources” which is a comprehensive and informative … Continue reading

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Paddling the peninsula, a journey through time By Tom Horton – delmarvanow – November 27, 2015 I once read in a canoe magazine of a famously difficult passage in New England across 50 miles of open water. Most modern paddlers … Continue reading

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Working for Clean Water is a Dream Come True By Joel Beauvais – EPA Connect – November 24, 2015 I grew up in rural Connecticut in the Housatonic River watershed. My childhood revolved around water, whether it was swimming and … Continue reading

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