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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Invasive insect poses unprecedented threat to urban forests By Dylan Reynolds – Chesapeake Bay Program – August 16, 2019 In 2002, a green, jewel-like beetle was discovered in southeastern Michigan. Only a half-inch in length, this nonnative insect has proven … Continue reading

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In North Carolina, novel legal maneuver deployed against Atlantic Coast Pipeline By Elizabeth Ouzts – Energy News Network – August 21, 2019 With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline mired in federal lawsuits and its construction stalled indefinitely, North Carolina environmental advocates … Continue reading

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Seldom Seen: A Poignant Look Back at Glen Canyon Before the Dam YaleEnvironment360 – August 15, 2019 – Video When Ken Sleight first floated through Utah’s Glen Canyon in 1955, he fell in love with its majestic landscape of red … Continue reading

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Hard-working termites crucial to forest, wetland ecosystems Science Daly – August 14, 2019 Termites are unwelcome in your home. They can cause structural damage to the wood in frames, floors and other materials. It’s nothing personal, though. They are really … Continue reading

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In a flash, nature’s night lights add sparkle to summer nights By Kathy Reshetiloff – Bay Journal – August 2, 2019 Every summer, as the Earth enters a region of space containing high concentrations of solar debris, nighttime skywatchers are … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Rule to Narrow, Streamline CWA Section 401 Review The National Law Review – August 12, 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that would make sweeping changes in how states (and … Continue reading

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The Problem with Levees By Nicholas Pinter – Scientific American – August 1, 2019 Along the great rivers of the U.S.—the Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois and many others—history is tied to the syncopated rhythm of flooding. The great flood years … Continue reading

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Indigenous Guardians get $6.4 million to monitor traditional territories By Jimmy Thomson – The Narwhal – July 19, 2019 The federal government has boosted its investment in Indigenous-led conservation projects across the country, announcing it will commit $6.4 million into … Continue reading

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