Association of State Wetland Managers - Protecting the Nation's Wetlands.

Tag Archives: climate change

by Peg Bostwick, ASWM Sometime in the 1960’s, the U.S. began to send guys with cameras into space.  Their photos of “blue marble” Earth resulted in a global “aha” moment – Earth is not infinite, and we really don’t have … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, climate change adaptation | Tagged | Leave a comment

Study: Fox News botches climate-change coverage By Erik Wemple – The Washington Post – April 7, 2014 The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has put together an awful pie chart for Fox News. Those proportions come from a look at Fox … Continue reading

Posted in climate change | Tagged | Leave a comment

Can Agriculture Reverse Climate Change? A Future Tense Event Recap. By Jathan Sadowski – Slate – July 26, 2013 Climate change is the gravest existential threat the planet faces. Whether we’re talking about flora or fauna, the damage that could, … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, climate change | Tagged | Leave a comment

It is exciting to hear about a tangible example of the application of wetland strategies to address local issues and goals.   Here is one recently showcased on an ASWM webinar presentation by Matt Meersman of Friends of the St. Joe … Continue reading

Posted in adaptation, water quality, watershed, wetland | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

By Peg Bostwick – ASWM Great Lakes Office Here in the upper Midwest, we are spared from the urgent need to plan for sea level rise and hurricane protection.   Instead, some of the major projected climate changes facing us are … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, wetlands | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“There is no food security without water security” – United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization Director    General José Graziano da Silva 2012 was supposed to be a record year for agriculture in America’s heartland.  But not a year of record … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, climate change, flooding, natural hazards | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

It is a good news~bad news week for wetlands and climate change following the close of the Durban Climate Change Summit.  The good news is that for the first time there is an incentive for restoring and protecting peatlands included … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, wetland science | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

It’s hot out there.  It’s in the news.  It’s right outside the door.  A dome of hot air has covered most of the lower 48 states over the past week. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/massive-heat-wave-scorches-us-as-drought-continues-in-south/2011/07/17/gIQAaYOnLI_blog.html Heat waves kill more people in the U.S. in … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, natural hazards | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Coastal Wetlands Under Threat By Tom Schueneman – Planet Save – December 3, 2010 New modeling research  helps scientists, planners, and resource managers better understand threats to wetlands from sea level rise. The conclusion of an international research effort is … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, sea level rise, wetlands | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

  Nationwide beaches are eroding.  Ocean storms, hurricanes, sea level rise,  sea walls, jetties, and other natural occurrences and manmade practices result in the erosion of  portions of 95,000 miles of coastline in the United States every year.  As a … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, sea level rise | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment
Web Analytics