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We Can Save Individual Species – But Can We Save Entire Ecosystems? By Daniel Ackerman – Ensia – February 23 2016 The 1973 Endangered Species Act has rescued numerous individual species from extinction in the United States — think Rocky … Continue reading

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Big Data Improving Ecosystems, from Chesapeake Bay to Colombia By Karin Krchnak – Huffington Post Blog – September 9, 2015 Every single living thing on this planet needs fresh water in some way. We depend on water for food, energy, health … Continue reading

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New study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species Contact: Monica Allen – NOAA – June 15, 2015 New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi … Continue reading

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by Brenda Zollitsch   I was watching the movie Jurassic Park with my family this past weekend.  I have always been quite taken with Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Ian Malcom and especially his campy and somewhat misguided delivery of the … Continue reading

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Wetlands and the rise of ‘blue carbon’  By Dick Kempka – Portland Business Journal – August 28, 2014 In many ways, the preservation of wetlands — transitional areas between terrestrial and aquatic environments —i s vital to human existence, yet … Continue reading

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How Much do Coastal Ecosystems Protect People from Storms and What is It Worth? By Meg Imholt – NOAA’s Office of Response & Restoration Blog – August 11, 2014 Nearly a year ago, one lawsuit spurred the question–how much do coastal … Continue reading

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This past week millions of people experienced heavy rains that flooded downtown areas from Detroit to DC to Portland, Maine.  The record was set on Long Island, NY where a whopping 13 inches fell, resulting in the declaration of a … Continue reading

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U.S. and Mexico Unleash a Flood to Restore Colorado River Delta By Erik Stokstad – Science Insider – March 18, 2014 The Colorado River delta once supported many birds and other species. After the U.S. government dammed the river, the … Continue reading

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EPA deals blow to Alaska mine project By Zack Colman – The HIll – April 26, 2013 A proposed mine near Alaska’s coast that’s garnered Capitol Hill attention would harm a habitat that houses nearly half the world’s sockeye salmon, … Continue reading

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“Because water is an essential input into the economic system, major water shortages have the potential to affect not only the balance of trade, but also the structure and composition of different nations’ economies, including the U.S. economy.” —The Importance … Continue reading

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