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February 2, 2013 was World Wetlands Day.  It marked the 42nd anniversary of the signing of the International Convention on Wetlands, generally called Ramsar after the city where it was signed.  At the same time the United Nations has declared … Continue reading

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“Because water is an essential input into the economic system, major water shortages have the potential to affect not only the balance of trade, but also the structure and composition of different nations’ economies, including the U.S. economy.” —The Importance … Continue reading

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Past blogs have touched on the concept of ecosystem services, which is defined as the multiple resources and process that are supplied by natural systems: good air, clean water, abundant wildlife, etc.  Many people who work to protect and conserve … Continue reading

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