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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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‘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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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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Disasters And Biodiversity: Integrating The Environment Into Recovery And Reconstruction For A Resilient Tomorrow By Anita Van Breda – The Huffington Post – September 6, 2016 The devastating floods in Louisiana and the wildfires in California are a sober reminder … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Ecological restoration is certainly a hot topic these days. The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) has been working on finding solutions for wetland restoration challenges through two different U.S. EPA Wetland Program … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Last week I had the privilege of vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was a bucket list trip for me – one I’ve wanted to make my whole life. As a child, … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie Worldwide about 50% of the wetlands have been lost – usually converted to uplands and most of the time those conversions have been to agriculture.  For example in the United States it is estimated that over 80% … Continue reading

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Turtle Hotspots Identified Around the World Contain Diverse Species and Richness Environmental News Network – July 15, 2015 Global biodiversity is becoming more threatened as the human population continues to grow and use the world’s resources. Turtles have the misfortune … Continue reading

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The Wicked Problem of Urban Biodiversity, pt 1 By Steven Snell – Planetizen – January 6, 2014 Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of habitats in a given area. It encompasses all living organisms, from birds, animals, insects and … Continue reading

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Study: Loss of wetland biodiversity increases disease risk in frogs By Natalie Van Hoose – PHYS.org – December 3, 2013 Amphibians in species-poor wetlands have a higher risk of becoming infected with a virulent parasite than those in wetlands with … Continue reading

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