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Why Isn’t Publicly Funded Conservation on Private Land More Accountable? By Richard Conniff – Yale Environment 360 – July 23, 2019 A few years ago, an environmental lawyer named Jessica Owley set out to learn how well it works when … Continue reading

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Why Biodiversity Matters: Mapping the Linkages between Biodiversity and the SDGs By Elsa Tsioumani, Ph.D. – SDG Knowledge Hub – July 16, 2019 Biodiversity is a concept difficult to understand or appreciate, let alone regulate and communicate. Defined in the … Continue reading

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Habitat Restoration Isn’t Just for Professionals By Barry Nerhus – Scientific American – June 12, 2019 Save the whales. The polar bears. The honeybees. You’ve undoubtedly encountered one or all of these conservation campaigns over the course of your lifetime. … Continue reading

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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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Celebrating 10 Years of Atlantic White Cedar Planting! National Aquarium – April 10, 2019 For 10 years, the National Aquarium’s Conservation team—in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Trust—has been working to restore valuable habitats at Nassawango Creek Preserve. This area … Continue reading

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Clean Water Act: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Under Threat National Aquarium – March 22, 2019 The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with more than 18 million people and 2,700 species calling its watershed home. Throughout its … Continue reading

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Helping farmers help our waterways By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 30, 2019 Agriculture is vital to the Chesapeake region. There are more than 83,000 farms in the watershed that make up a $10 billion industry and … Continue reading

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Farm Bill by the Numbers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition –  December 21, 2018 The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the … Continue reading

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The White House is Working to Undermine the Endangered Species Act—Here’s How By Amanda D. Rodewald – The H ill – August 20, 2018 If you quickly scan the dozens of articles reviewing the best summer vacation spots in the U.S., … 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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