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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Coastal resilience is getting high-tech, but there are still information gaps to fill By Shannon Cunniff– Environmental Defense Fund – June 20, 2018 Coastal communities are struggling to accurately understand their flooding risks and identify appropriate solutions for mitigating the … Continue reading

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Fostering scientific inquiry and environmental awareness Earth Island Journal – June 25, 2018 The Journal, has several projects that are engaging volunteers with exciting citizen science opportunities. When people hear the word “watershed” it’s natural that they first think simply … Continue reading

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All We Need is Some Vitamin Green By Gali Laska – Great Ecology – June 14, 2018 Your local city park is likely playing a vital role in your city’s health, and probably your own mental health too. Parks and … Continue reading

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How Will People Move as Climate Changes? Earth Institute – June 13, 2018 In coming decades, climate change is expected to displace millions of people through sea level rise, crop failures, more frequent extreme weather and other impacts. But scientists … Continue reading

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Vacant lots are full of nature. How do we keep them that way? By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – June 6, 2018 Vacant lots are islands of wildness in the urban jungle: small and scraggly yet bountiful and biodiverse, … Continue reading

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Needed: A New Federal-State Partnership for Flood Mitigation Contact: Laura Lightbody – The Pew Charitable Trust – March 20, 2018 Flooding is the most costly and common natural disaster across the U.S.,1 claiming lives, damaging households and businesses, and straining … Continue reading

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The tremendous benefits provided by just one beaver family By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – May 30, 2018 People already know that beavers are keystone species whose activities shape landscapes in broadly beneficial ways. If such descriptions sound a … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Watershed Approach By James M. McElfish, Jr. – Vibrant Environment – Environmental Law Institute – May 30, 2018 The Oil Pollution Act and CERCLA allow for the recovery of more than just cleanup costs following an … Continue reading

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