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America’s views on wildlife are changing By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene – December 18, 2019 Until a few years ago, anthropomorphism—attributing human mental characteristics to other animals—was synonymous with unscientifically sentimental. Nowadays, thanks to squee-rich social media and scientific research … Continue reading

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Science Panel Staffed with Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman – The New York Times – December 31, 2019 A top panel of government-appointed scientists, many of them hand-selected by the Trump … Continue reading

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Managing Urban Flooding in the San Francisco Bay Area: From a Concrete Bowl to a Green Sponge By Cora Kammeyer – Pacific Institute – December 4, 2019 The first fall storm is rolling through the San Francisco Bay Area this … Continue reading

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Scientists struggle to save seagrass from coastal pollution By Michael Casey and Andrew Selsky – Associate Press – December 23, 2019 Peering over the side of his skiff anchored in the middle of New Hampshire’s Great Bay, Fred Short liked … Continue reading

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Could Abandoned Agricultural Lands Help Save the Planet? By Richard Conniff – YaleEnvironment360 – December 10, 2019 People have lived in Castro Laboreiro, where northern Portugal borders Spain, long enough to have built megaliths in the mountainous countryside and a … Continue reading

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Conserving Floodplains to Mitigate Future Flood Risk By Kris Johnson – Sustainability – December 9, 2019 This year was the wettest year on record in the conterminous United States. Flooding was widespread and destructive as rivers over topped their banks … Continue reading

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Soaking in the Rain By Samantha Watters – Maryland Today – November 25, 2019 You might not have thought twice about the thicket at street’s end or that cluster of trees growing wild on the corner, but they make a difference … Continue reading

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States slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study By Rebecca Beitsch – The Hill – December 5, 2019 A new report warns that spending cutbacks at state environmental protection agencies have led to thousands of job cuts at … Continue reading

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The EPA Says We Need to Reuse Wastewater By G. Tracy Mehan, III – Scientific America –November 12, 2019 On September 10, 2019, at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium in San Diego, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a draft … Continue reading

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The Clean Water Act Might Just Survive This Latest Attack By Cale Jaffe – The Regulatory Review – November 25, 2019 The most important Clean Water Act case in more than a decade was recently argued before the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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