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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Wilderness areas could reduce extinction risks by more than half By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – October 23, 2019 The idea of wilderness doesn’t have the cachet it once did. Academics have deconstructed its sometimes shaky intellectual foundations; conservationists … Continue reading

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WOTUS lawsuits start long, muddy legal battle Pamela King – E&E News – October 24, 2019 Get ready for a surge of lawsuits over the Trump administration’s decision to walk back Obama-era protections for wetlands and streams. Opponents to the administration’s … Continue reading

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Slime on river rocks is a forensics tool for environmental scientists Washington State Department of Ecology – October 15, 2019 – Video We’ve all been there. You’re having a nice day playing in the water at your local lake or … Continue reading

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New EPA regulations could allow for more polluted waters, and tribes and state officials are worried By Hannah Weinberger – Crosscut – October 7, 2019 Lydia Sigo, a geoduck diver and Suquamish Museum historian, has harvested seafood from central Puget … Continue reading

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When Big Storms Inundate Wisconsin, How Could Wetlands ‘Slow The Flow’? By Will Cushman – WisContext – October 7, 2019 When record-setting rains in July 2016 sent murky, sediment-laden floodwaters rushing into Chequamegon Bay, residents of Ashland and other bayside … Continue reading

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Get Outdoors and Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week October 13-19 Contact: Ivan Vicente – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – October 7, 2019 Go outdoors and enjoy the natural world around you during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 13-19. Visit … Continue reading

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Healthy lands means healthy water By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – September 19, 2019 Protecting our lands is critical to keeping our waters clean and healthy. Actions taken on land, for instance, paving a parking lot, spraying pesticides … Continue reading

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Nearly 30% of birds in U.S., Canada have vanished since 1970 By Gustave Axelson – Cornell Chronical – September 19, 2019 – Video If you were alive in 1970, more than 1 in 4 birds in the U.S. and Canada … Continue reading

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Seven recipes using invasive species By Dylan Reynolds – Chesapeake Bay Program – September 25, 2019 Invasive species are animals and plants that have been introduced, whether accidentally or on purpose, into their current habitat and at the expense of … Continue reading

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Repealing the Clean Water Rule is not about protecting farmers By Mark Ryan and Betsy Southerland – The Hill – September 20, 209 Last week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a rule repealing the 2015 Clean Water Rule. That Obama-era … Continue reading

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