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The Farm Bill Should Better Protect America’s Drinking Water By Colin O’Neil – AgMag – August 28, 2018 America’s drinking water is under threat from a formidable foe: polluted farm runoff, which contaminates the tap water supplies for millions of … Continue reading

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Wind and solar power are called clean for a reason By Michael Goggin – The Hill – July 8, 2018 Fossil fuel proponents may claim that even renewables or “clean energy” have harmful impacts on the environment to justify continued … Continue reading

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Is Seattle’s straw ban a green gateway drug or just peak slacktivism? By Shannon Osaka – Grist – July 5, 2018 Suddenly, everyone and their mother is against plastic straws. (Including my mother — she’s been living plastic-free since long … Continue reading

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Redefining Business with Environmental Restoration By Andrew Wu – Conservation Finance Network – March 14, 2018 For environmentalists, the word “business” often raises the specter of pollution. High-profile incidents such as the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the BP oil spill remind … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Is Unlocking Decades-Old Pollution Daily JSTOR – December 5, 2017 By Roberta Kwok – Hakai Magazine – January 10, 2018 In 2015, Kate Tully visited farms near the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. She was investigating … Continue reading

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Key to stream restoration success: location, location, location By Timothy B. Wheeler – Bay Journal – October 22, 2017 With millions of dollars being poured into urban and suburban stream restoration projects across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a recent study … Continue reading

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Ghost nets: the remote town turning death-trap debris into world-class art  By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – The Guardian – July 11, 2017 – Video On the outskirts of the Aboriginal town of Pormpuraaw – beyond the scented frangipani trees, the rows of … Continue reading

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Plants can hear water. Could noise pollution interfere? By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene– April 26, 2017 There’s a transformation underway in how people think about plants: not just as inanimate biological objects, but as capable of perceptions and actions that … Continue reading

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By Melissa Mullineaux, Intern, ASWM After writing my previous blog, Something’s Fishy, a few weeks ago about water pollution and wetlands’ ability to filter contaminants from water; I got to thinking more about the use of wetlands as a solution … Continue reading

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The greatest river in North America begins in Minnesota. But our pristine stretch of the Mississippi faces mounting environmental threats. By Josephine Marcotty – Star Tribune – October 2, 2016 – Video The mating dance of the hex mayflies drew John … Continue reading

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