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How to build a city that doesn’t flood? Turn it into a sponge Daily JSTOR – December 5, 2017 Urban floods make the news with alarming regularity. Just in the past few months, Hurricane Harvey submerged Houston, and the seasonal … Continue reading

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Interior Department takes aim at key environmental mitigation policy. Here’s what’s at stake. By Eric Holst Environmental Defense Fund November 7, 2017 The next policy battle in the Trump administration’s war on the environment is ramping up – and this … Continue reading

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Taking Marsh Restoration to a New Level  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – October 18, 2017 “But it’s not Yosemite!” friends sometimes blurt out when I speak glowingly of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. “No,” I respond, “it’s better.” Few places … Continue reading

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Celebrating Landowner-Led Restoration in the Mississippi River Bottomlands  By Morgan Snyder – Walton Family Foundation – October 20, 2017 When James Cummins started working over 25 years ago to restore forested wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, more than 80% … Continue reading

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Using Nature to Build a Stronger Coast U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serive – October 27, 2017 What would the East Coast be like without any wetlands, marshes, or estuaries? What if the coastline were just open water slapping against concrete seawalls, … Continue reading

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Investing In Nature 101: A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers By Mark Tercek – Forbes.com – October 23, 2017 America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem. That’s what it will take to … Continue reading

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River and Water Conservation Organizations’ Role in Disaster Management By Alice Srinivasan – River Network – September 12, 2017  Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe. Between 1995 and 2015, the United Nations estimated that a staggering 4.1 billion … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan – The Scientist – August 31, 2017 The ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey sadly reminds us of the risks of coastal living. We feel deeply for … Continue reading

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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM [PRINT THIS BLOG POST] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army (Army) are proposing a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (identifying waters subject to Clean Water Act Jurisdiction) … Continue reading

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Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands By Sandy Ong – Hakai Magazine – August 14, 2017 A crowd gathers at the edge of the brackish water in Malaysia’s Setiu Wetlands. It’s an odd mix of people—fishermen, politicians, scientists—and … Continue reading

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