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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Terrapins in the Classroom: Release at Poplar Island National Aquarium – May 22, 2019 An effort to help Maryland’s students feel more connected to the Chesapeake Bay, the Aquarium’s Terrapins in the Classroom program brings the state’s reptile, the diamondback … Continue reading

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Green infrastructure nature’s best defense against disasters UN Environment – May 17, 2019 UN Member States today called for increased investments in ecosystem-based solutions for disaster prevention. Healthy ecosystems play a crucial role in preventing environmental disasters and mitigate climate … Continue reading

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Researchers Find ‘World’s Oldest Wetland Tree’ By Remi Shaull-Thompson – Scientific American – May 7, 2019 Bald cypress trees (Taxodium distichum) over 2,000 years old grow in the forested wetlands along Black River south of Raleigh, North Carolina. One of … Continue reading

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Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: urban environments TuftsNow – May 14, 2019 When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research. A study … Continue reading

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“Frost Fairs,” the Little Ice Age and Climate Change By Remi Shaull-Thompson – Scientific American – May 7, 2019 Scientists do not fully understand what caused the Little Ice Age. Data from tree and ice cores suggests that there was … Continue reading

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Coastal Recovery: Bringing a Damaged Wetland Back to Life By Jim Morrison – YaleEnvironment 360 – May 9, 2019 Standing atop a 10-foot dune at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Delaware Bay, refuge manager Al Rizzo describes one … Continue reading

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Four New (Old) Ways the White House is Trying to Restrict Science for Policymaking By Andrew Rosenberg – Union of Concerned Citizens – April 25, 2019 Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the White House issued new … Continue reading

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‘Historic day for Scotland’ as beavers get protected status By Libby Brooks – The Guardian – May 1, 2019 Wildlife campaigners have hailed a “historic day for Scotland” as beavers are granted protected status a decade after their successful reintroduction in … Continue reading

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Wildflowers: robust, low-maintenance, pollinator-friendly Associated Press – The Mercury – Apr 21, 2019 Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate harsh climates, seldom need fertilizing and … Continue reading

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3 Bills Would Ease Rules Around Wetland Development By Tracy Loew – Statesman Journal – U.S. News – April 22, 2019 Developers would be able to build in wetlands more cheaply and quickly if three bills in the Oregon Legislature … Continue reading

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