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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Trump’s Executive Order Will Make America Flood Again (and Again and Again) By Kristy Dahl – Union of Concerned Scientists – August 18, 2017 On August 15, Trump signed an executive order, repealing an Obama-era executive order that updated the Federal … Continue reading

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Forget ‘the environment’: we need new words to convey life’s wonders By George Monbiot – The Guardian – August 9, 2017 If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomit, would they have followed him into … Continue reading

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A Bottom-up Boost for Coastal Habitat U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Northwest – August 14, 2017 The smell of the salt marsh can be overwhelming. Deep layers of mud dampened by the tides are rich in nutrients but low … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands By Sandy Ong – Hakai Magazine – August 14, 2017 A crowd gathers at the edge of the brackish water in Malaysia’s Setiu Wetlands. It’s an odd mix of people—fishermen, politicians, scientists—and … Continue reading

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Lakes Are Being A-Salted By Asher Elbein – Hakai Magazine – August 9, 2017 During winter storms, snowplows rumble along the roads ringing New Hampshire’s Mirror Lake. A spray of salt whirls out from behind each truck—sodium chloride settles on … Continue reading

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A New Insurance Market to Protect People, Places, and Economies By Kathy Baughman McLeod – 100 Resilient Cities – August 7, 2017 When you hear the word ‘nature,’ what do you think about? A pristine beach? Maybe your favorite wild … Continue reading

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Algae, Dead Zones, Climate Change and the Soil Health Movement By Chris Clayton – DTN/The Progressive Farmer – Augut 2, 2017 A pair of separate studies and multiple corresponding articles over the past week highlight the importance of both precision … Continue reading

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Nutrient pollution: Voluntary steps are failing to shrink algae blooms and dead zones By Donald Scavia – The Conservation – July 31, 2017 – Video Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They … Continue reading

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Green Crabs Are Officially Delicious By Jackson Landers – Hakai Magazine – July 26, 2017 Kick over a rock or a chunk of turf along the coast of Maine and chances are a horde of invasive green crabs will scurry … Continue reading

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Taking Children on Their First Fishing Trip By Ben Team – Outdoor Empire Few memories last as long as those surrounding your first fishing trip ( family’s first RV trip maybe? ). You probably still remember the sights, sounds and … Continue reading

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