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By Jeanne Christie Worldwide about 50% of the wetlands have been lost – usually converted to uplands and most of the time those conversions have been to agriculture.  For example in the United States it is estimated that over 80% … Continue reading

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This past week millions of people experienced heavy rains that flooded downtown areas from Detroit to DC to Portland, Maine.  The record was set on Long Island, NY where a whopping 13 inches fell, resulting in the declaration of a … Continue reading

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The past couple years have been a roller coaster ride for the people who live along the Mississippi. Flood was followed by drought was followed by flood.  While drought still persists in the western half of the United States, the … Continue reading

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When hurricanes arrive, the winds blow and the water rises higher and higher. Waves crash against the shore and then rush inland flooding coastal areas.  Afterwards the recovery begins: first with emergency services later followed by long-term recovery efforts including … Continue reading

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This has been a year of natural disasters here and abroad.  The news has been filled with stories of tsunamis, droughts, wildfires, tornadoes and floods. Worldwide, 2011 is already the costliest year on record storycode=391797 Taken as a single … Continue reading

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How the Floods May Restore Louisiana Wetlands For more coverage on the Mississippi River flood, visit

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To which end, they will force themselves through Flood-gates, or over weirs, or hedges, or stops in the water, Even to a height beyond common belief —The Compleat Angler This seems like a year of natural disasters—a tragic tsunami in … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka: Mitigating hazards to protect environment By Manjula Fernando – Sunday Observer – January 9, 2011 Crash flooding in Colombo is a major concern for city dwellers and authorities alike. The city goes under water with the shortest heavy … Continue reading

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There is one question that I have been asked several times a year every year beginning in 2001.  It is– “How many states have passed legislation to protect wetlands no longer protected under the Clean Water Act following SWANCC?” This … Continue reading

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