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Monthly Archives: October 2016

By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I have to admit, I never thought I’d end up working in the field of wetlands. Like many others, the word “swamp” was the word I typically used to describe any kind of … Continue reading

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A bold new vision for restoring America’s most polluted river By Kara Holsopple – The Allegheny Front – October 21, 2016 In many ways, the Ohio River is an unsung resource for the region it serves. The Ohio’s near-thousand-mile course … Continue reading

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Coastal crisis, conflicting ideas: How a complex restoration plan found success By Natalie Peyronnin – Environmental Defense Fund – October 20, 2016  Delta systems such as coastal Louisiana are beautiful and unique intersections of communities, ecosystems and industry. But the wide … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM A week ago I had a long wait in a hospital room at Massachusetts Eye and Ear at Mass General Hospital in Boston while my nine-year old son was having a big operation. I … Continue reading

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A Burning Problem For Mangroves By Helen Scales – Hakai Magazine – October 11, 2016 Beyond Antananarivo—Madagascar’s capital city—signs of urbanization give way to sprawling farms and sweeping grasslands. At the coastal city of Toliara to the south, after a … Continue reading

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It’s RAINing Data in the Ohio River Basin By Catherine Magliocchetti – Healthy Waters – October 13, 2016 Want to know about water quality in the Ohio River Basin?  The information is only a few clicks away. My colleagues and … Continue reading

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By Melissa Mullineaux, Intern, ASWM After writing my previous blog, Something’s Fishy, a few weeks ago about water pollution and wetlands’ ability to filter contaminants from water; I got to thinking more about the use of wetlands as a solution … Continue reading

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California Law Recognizes Meadows and Forests as Water Infrastructure By Luke Hunt, Ph.D. – American Rivers – October 4, 2016 California’s vast water infrastructure is likely the most extensive in the world. It includes the tallest dam in the nation … Continue reading

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The greatest river in North America begins in Minnesota. But our pristine stretch of the Mississippi faces mounting environmental threats. By Josephine Marcotty – Star Tribune – October 2, 2016 – Video The mating dance of the hex mayflies drew John … Continue reading

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Partnering with States to Cut Nutrient Pollution By Joel Beauvais – EPA Connect – September 22, 2016 Nutrient pollution remains one of America’s most widespread and costly environmental and public health challenges, threatening the prosperity and quality of life of … Continue reading

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