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Putting some mussel into river restoration By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 02, 2019 Maryland’s Patapsco River, which flows through central Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay, hasn’t been home to the eastern elliptio, a freshwater mussel species, … Continue reading

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A Remote Corner of Staten Island Braces for Major Changes: Wetlands Remediation and the Presence of a New Amazon Warehouse are Transforming Staten Island’s West Shore By Nathan Kensinger – Curbed – October 11, 2018 For many years, Bloomfield has … Continue reading

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Coastal Communities Must Plan for the Future Instead of Planning from the Past By Devyani Kar – Environmental Defense Fund – September 28, 2018 Ecosystem restoration planning has traditionally been based on a desire to restore a system to some … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Bonds Can Help Make Coastal Communities Safer, Sooner. Here’s How. By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – August 14, 2018 Last year’s hurricane season was the most destructive disaster season in U.S. history, causing $265 billion in damage and forcing more … Continue reading

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After Decades of Effort, the Chesapeake Bay is Turning Around By Evan Lubofsky – Hakai Magazine – August 1, 2018 Complex. Mottled. Imperiled. Screwed. These are just some of the words scientists scrawled on cocktail napkins at a dinner in … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Watershed Approach By James M. McElfish, Jr. – Vibrant Environment – Environmental Law Institute – May 30, 2018 The Oil Pollution Act and CERCLA allow for the recovery of more than just cleanup costs following an … Continue reading

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Nature, heal thyself: the lessons of restoration ecology By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – April 11, 2018 In the late 1980s, the practice of healing damaged landscapes was formalized as the discipline of restoration ecology. Though the science is … Continue reading

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Māori Mussel Memory By Asher Mullard – Haki Magazine – April 5, 2018 Sitting on the seaweed-covered beach of Okahu Bay in New Zealand, a 15-minute drive from Auckland’s bustling port, Richelle Kahui-McConnell stops midsentence and points out over the … 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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 Restoring a Wetland Ocean Wise – aquablog – February 1, 2018 Leave the land better than you found it: that’s a motto to live by for Terry Halleran and his wife, Michele. Together they restored nearly eight hectares of natural wetlands, … Continue reading

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