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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Can the United States Afford Another Hurricane? By Jackie Snow – Hakai Magazine– September 21, 2017 The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season still has about five weeks to go, but it’s already one of the most expensive on record. According to Gavin … Continue reading

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Policy changes needed at every level to survive the next storm By Chad Berginnis – The Hill – September 3, 2017 Rainfall amounts from Harvey were huge, but not unprecedented. Texas previously held the continental U.S. record for a rainfall when … Continue reading

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River and Water Conservation Organizations’ Role in Disaster Management By Alice Srinivasan – River Network – September 12, 2017  Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe. Between 1995 and 2015, the United Nations estimated that a staggering 4.1 billion … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan – The Scientist – August 31, 2017 The ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey sadly reminds us of the risks of coastal living. We feel deeply for … Continue reading

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Climate, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey. By Adam Frank – NPR – September 6, 2017 I get a lot of “climate” hate mail. Whenever I write a piece on global warming, someone will email to call me a … Continue reading

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Bloom and Bust By Mara Johnson-Groh – Hakai Magazine – September 6, 2017 In the real estate business, it’s all about location, location, location. Except when it’s about water quality. And as a new study shows, large algal outbreaks are … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM [PRINT THIS BLOG POST] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army (Army) are proposing a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (identifying waters subject to Clean Water Act Jurisdiction) … Continue reading

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Big, non-native mammal invaders: not a problem, but a solution. By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – August 23, 2017 Even as native populations of large-bodied herbivores fall at alarming rates, others of their kind are thriving in new locales … Continue reading

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Investing in Nature: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Our Lands and Waters U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – August 29, 2017 Having a good estimate of nature’s value allows communities to make informed land management decisions and effectively advocate for land protection. … Continue reading

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