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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Turning Up in Puget Sound Marine Life By Hannah Thomasy – Hakai Magazine – March 4, 2019 In Washington State’s Puget Sound, antibiotic-resistant bacteria are infecting the area’s harbor seals and harbor porpoises. A recent preliminary survey … Continue reading

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Dam Removal in 2018 – Another Successful Year of Freeing Rivers By Jessie Thomas-Blate – American Rivers – February 20, 2019 Communities seeking relief from flooding caused by increasingly intense storms. Fish seeking refuge from warming downstream waters. Parents seeking … Continue reading

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Bay Foundation grades health of the Chesapeake Bay a D+ By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 8, 2019 The first assessment of Bay health in 2019 shows mixed results. In the biennial “State of the Bay” report, … Continue reading

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Cutting the Salt in Winter Road Maintenance By Jeremy Hinsdale – State of the Planet – December 13, 2018 Entire floors of the Port Authority bus terminal on lock down for crowd control. Kids with special needs trapped on school … Continue reading

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As Courts Halt Keystone XL, Public Voices Opposition NRDC – November 8, 2018 Within hours of the close of the State Department’s public comment period on their rushed Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Keystone XL tar sands … Continue reading

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2017 was the second-worst year on record for tropical tree cover loss By Mikaela Weisse and Elizabeth Dow Goldman – World Resources institute – June 26, 2018 Last year was the second-worst on record for tropical tree cover loss, according … Continue reading

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Seaweed and Seagrass Buffer the Acidity of the Nearby Ocean By Rachel Nuwer – Hakai Magazine – February 15, 2018 Ocean acidification is already threatening marine life around the world, and conditions are only expected to worsen in the coming … Continue reading

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Slinging Sediment  By Evan Lubofsky – Hakai Magazine – February 7, 2018 Seagrass meadows take up less than 0.1 percent of the world’s oceans; nevertheless, they are considered a huge carbon sink. Seagrass draws carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM Believe it or not, February 2nd is not just a day to celebrate whether or not Punxsutawney Phil actually sees his shadow or not -a- it also happens to be World Wetlands Day. … Continue reading

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Fenced Nature Preserves Have Benefits Beyond Their Boundaries By Robert Lawrence – Hakai Magazine – December 15, 2017 With few exceptions, New Zealand has been free of land mammals since it broke away from Australia and Antarctica 80 million years ago. … Continue reading

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