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Monthly Archives: November 2016

All Hands Needed to Control Nutrient Pollution By Tom Damm – EPA’s Healthy Waters in the Mid-Atlantic – November 10, 2016 When a harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie contaminated the Toledo area water supply two years ago, my … Continue reading

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Bringing the U.S. Government Together to Improve Human Rights & Protect the Environment Environmental Justice in Action – November 10, 2016 The United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, not well known to the American public, is a unique intersection … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch, Policy Analyst, ASWM I recently had the privilege to witness some wetland magic.  I was invited to participate in the inter-regional meeting of the New England Biological Assessment of Wetlands Workgroup (NEBAWWG) and Mid Atlantic Wetland Working Group … Continue reading

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Democracy and Water in a New Presidential Era By Nicole Silk – River Network – November 9, 2016 This year’s Presidential election results were unexpected and outrageous in so many ways. The election disclosed how truly divided our country is … Continue reading

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Transforming Agriculture From Threat To Solution For Environmental Challenges By Sara Scherr – EcoAgriculture Partners – October 20, 2016 The past year has seen a remarkable evolution of the discourse on agricultural development around the world. From the sharp focus … Continue reading

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By Melissa Mullineaux, Intern, ASWM While working with the Association of State Wetland Managers this year through the autumn holiday season, I have come to think about wetlands and their role in America’s holiday culture. What I have found is … Continue reading

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The Road to Empowerment: In the Field with Faith-based Environmentalists By Michael W. Fincham – Chesapeake Quarterly – October 2016 JODI ROSE FOUND HER CALLING AT A RED LIGHT. She was on the road that morning driving to work, when … Continue reading

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Will families be protected from the next flood? By Gerrit Jöbsis – American Rivers – November 7, 2016 For decades scientists have been warning us that a warmer climate will bring more frequent and more violent storms to the Southeast. … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM When I was growing up everyone knew absolutely that dinosaurs were cold blooded, ulcers were caused by stress and Pluto was a planet.  But with new knowledge, and reinterpretation of existing information, our understanding … Continue reading

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How Imagery Can Enhance Visualization and Analysis By Nicole Blake Johnson – GovLoop – October 20, 2016 We all know the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In government, this saying holds especially true for imagery. Images help us … Continue reading

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