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Monthly Archives: May 2016

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM and Peg Bostwick, Senior Policy Analyst, ASWM Last Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) unveiled their proposal to reissue the Nationwide Permits (NWPs), including general conditions, definitions and modifications. The NWPs … Continue reading

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Why I Love Wetlands By Carol Petrow– EPA’s Healthy Waters – May 19, 2016 May is American Wetlands Month which makes it a perfect time to talk about a passion of mine. Wetlands are the vital link between land and … Continue reading

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The Secret History of Bioluminescence By Ferris Jabr – Hakai Magazine – May 10, 2016 In the late 1990s, marine biologist Steven Haddock paid a visit to fellow scientist Osamu Shimomura at his laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The two … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst In celebration of National Wetlands Month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released a fun and fascinating new online resource called “What’s Wild in Our Wetlands?”  This new website is a delight … Continue reading

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7 Citizen Science Projects for Bird Lovers By Lisa Feldkamp – Cool Green Science – March 30, 2016 Looking to go birding and help conservation? See the picks for some of the best bird-related citizen science projects. For full blog … Continue reading

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Inevitable Changes to Water in California By Administrator Gina McCarthy– EPA Connect – May 2, 2016 It isn’t just the groundwater that has to be sustainable; it’s the management too. That’s why the title of this post shifts from the … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie On May 11, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first ever report on the condition of the Nation’s wetlands.  Past reports from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have evaluated overall changes in wetland acreage … Continue reading

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EPA “Aim High” Success Stories on Climate and Air Quality By Administrator Gina McCarthy– EPA Connect – May 2, 2016 The public health case for climate action is compelling beyond words. The interagency Climate and Health Assessment released last month … Continue reading

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Teaching Science on TV: A Search for Salamanders By Adam Frederick – Maryland Sea Grant – On the Bay – April 29, 2016 – Video Spring in the northeastern United States brings many pleasures for those of us who enjoy … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) data layer has been and continues to be a primary building block for many geographic mapping projects and decision support systems used by Federal, State, and local agencies, … Continue reading

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