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Developers, not farmers, get biggest hit from wetlands rule The Associated Press – January 14, 2019 President Donald Trump often points to farmers as among the biggest winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways … Continue reading

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WOTUS Revised: Proposed Federal Rule Retracts the Reach of the Clean Water Act By Wendy Manley – Forest Network – December 19, 2018 The controversial definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which establishes the reach of federal jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Exploring the Ecosystem of the U.S.- Mexico Border By Margaret Wilder – Scientific American – December 6, 2018 The wetlands are springing back to life in the Colorado River delta located mostly in Mexico just at the border with the … Continue reading

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Looking to Nature: Mobilizing Constructed Wetlands for Resource Recovery By Paxia Ksatryo and Tamara Avellán – SDG – November 29, 20218 With 80% of wastewater being released untreated into the environment and 892 million people still practicing open defecation, our communities and … Continue reading

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How to Accelerate the Use of Natural Infrastructure to Aid Climate Change Adaptation By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – November 8, 2018 Florida and North Carolina are once again recovering from hurricanes – this time, from two of … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Go Back to the Bad Ol’ Days for Our Waterways By Jon Devine – The Hill – October 19, 2018 While President Trump has promised to Make America Great Again, he certainly couldn’t have meant a return to the way our … 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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Science Teacher Transforms Detention Pond Into ‘Wetlands Laboratory’ for Environmental Education By Andrew Moore – Greenville Journal – October 3, 2018 Wetlands are an important, yet often overlooked, resource. They not only provide critical habitat for a variety of plants … Continue reading

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3 Actions the Government Can Take Today to Lessen the Damage of Future Floods By Shannon Cunniff – Environmental Defense Fund – October 8, 2018 Another devastating hurricane, another bill for American taxpayers: The tally from Hurricane Florence may go … Continue reading

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Urbanization is Cutting Off Life Support to NYC’s Wetlands Earth Institute – Columbia University State of the Planet – September 24, 2018 Historically, salt marshes have not only served as ecological nurseries for fish, birds, and other wildlife—they’ve been stalwart … Continue reading

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