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Monthly Archives: February 2016

by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst I remember last year for my birthday, my husband gave me a delightful package of scented scrubs.  He pointed out to me with great pleasure that they even had “microbead action.”  Unknowingly we both ooo’d … Continue reading

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Fixing the Greater Florida Everglades-Once and For All By Bill Mitsch – Linkedin-Pulse – February 13, 2016 There is currently major concern being expressed throughout Florida about the recent pulses of an excessive amount of polluted farm water from Lake … Continue reading

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Algal Bloom May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s, Researchers Say By Sara Jerome – Water Online – February 10, 2016 Researchers say algae found in freshwater lakes and reservoirs may be linked to illnesses including Alzheimer’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie The Nationwide Permit Program for Clean Water Act Section §404 permits and Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 §10 permits was established by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1977. It allows the Corps to grant general … Continue reading

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A Controversial EPA Rule Is Pitting Small Farmers Against Big Agribusiness By Natasha Geiling – Think Progress – January 14, 2016 In May, when the EPA released its final version of the Clean Water Rule — meant to clarify which … Continue reading

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Research points to unprofitable land use By Jane Fyksen – Agri-ViewGood Nel – February 2, 2016 A new study from a multidisciplinary team led by Iowa State University agronomists shows significant portions of Iowa farmland consistently lose money. The research … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Maybe it was the news of David Bowie’s death. Maybe it’s just a middle aged thing. But I have found myself reflecting on “change” over the past few weeks. As a young adult, … Continue reading

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Dogs May Be Our Best Conservation Aids By Candice Gaukel Andrews – Good Nature Travel – January 26, 2016 Radio collars, GPS tracking devices and remote-controlled drones—when it comes to monitoring wildlife, it’s easy to get caught up in high-tech devices. … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Coastal Waters By Benita Best-Wong – Our Planet, Our Home – EPA Blog – January 28, 2016 America’s coastal waters are a source of life for people and marine life that reside near them. While some of us may … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst On World Wetlands Day (February 2nd), I was pleased to be able to participate in a wetlands celebration hosted by the US National Ramsar Committee (USNRC), taking part in a meeting of the Committee to … Continue reading

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