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Monthly Archives: May 2017

New analysis shows national monument support dominates public comment period By Aaron Weiss – Westwise – May 25, 2017 As 15-day public comment period on the designation of Bears Ears National Monument comes to a close, a new analysis of … Continue reading

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The Unstable Landscape of US Conservation Funding By Rand Wentworth – Conservation Finance Network – May 22, 2017 There is a high level of uncertainty about federal funding for land conservation over the next four years. The recently passed 2017 … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Losses due to flooding and severe storm events have been and continue to be on the rise due to both naturally occurring extreme weather events and human activity. According to the National Oceanic … Continue reading

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Reaching Higher Ground in the Face of Climate Change By David Flores – CPR Blog – May 3, 2017 We’ve seen a flurry of news coverage in the last several weeks on climate migration, displacement, and relocation. In a new … Continue reading

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Maryland Oysters – Past Wars & Present Challenges Maryland.gov – The Wetlands Web – May 17, 2017 An important chapter of Maryland history with relevance today is the Oyster Wars saga beginning around 1830 and featuring oyster pirates, boat chases, … Continue reading

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By Suzanne van Drunick, National Program Director, EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Program This month we celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to our Nation’s ecological, economic, and social health.  Healthy, functional wetlands improve water quality, increase water storage … Continue reading

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It’s time to make soil great again By David Montgomery – GreenBiz – May 6, 2017 Most of us don’t think much about soil, let alone its health. It’s time to recommend some skin care for Mother Nature. Restoring soil … Continue reading

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The Injustice of Atlantic City’s Floods  By John Upton – Climate Central – May 10, 2017 – Video A driver plowed a sedan forcefully up Arizona Avenue, which had flooded to knee height during a winter storm as high tide … Continue reading

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by Marc Seelinger, The Swamp School The Swamp School – Swamp Stop – May 9, 2017 For the past couple of years, we have noticed an increase in our international student body. Wetland identification and delineation is becoming more important … Continue reading

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A Hands-On Education in River Restoration Walton Family Foundation Blog – April 24, 2017 Sarah Henry, a teacher at the Paradox Valley Charter School in the small town of Bedrock, Colorado, knows how important the health of the nearby Dolores … Continue reading

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