User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Independent
Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
Last updated: Dec 19 2018 16:54 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Carbon capture: a life-affirming force of action 25.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Soil restoration. Wetland protection. Systems change.
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Coastal recovery and resilience: bringing a damaged wetland back to life 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative methods to revive a badly damaged salt marsh.
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David Bernhardt confirmed as Secretary of the Interior 12.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The former oil lobbyist has connections with industries that could profit from his decisions managing the nation’s natural and cultural resources.
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Vancouver mining company Eco Oro sues Colombia over protection of Santurbán wetland 26.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Vancouver-based mining company Eco Oro Minerals Corp. has long pursued its Angostura gold and silver mine project located in Santander Department (province) in Colombia. The mine would have been situated in the Santurbán Páramo, a high-altitude wetland ecosystem that serves as a vital source of drinking water for approximately two million people in the city of Bucaramanga and surrounding areas. It's helpful to review a timeline of the controversial project. The history of it goes back to 1994 when Eco Oro (then called Greystar Resources) began their exploration in the area. The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) notes, "Eco Oro's initial interest in the Angostura mine project came in the midst of then-president Alvaro Uribe's decision to grant foreign companies limited exploratory mining permits." CIEL has also noted, "These permits allow for exploration but not extraction unless environmental permits are granted." It highlights, "Colombian law prohibits mining within ...
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Humanity is a liability the natural world can no longer afford 18.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
What a lifetime of observing nature has taught me.
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How Marsh and McLennan, Allianz and other insurers are responding to climate change risks 12.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
New payout triggers, alongside new policy types and coverage related to the complex transition many industries face.
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New rules limiting clean water protections ignore stream science 19.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
What happens to part of a river network affects all of it.
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New Trump administration proposal weakens water protections 12.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Dramatic changes to the Clean Water Rule will likely affect drinking water for more than one-third of Americans.
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Why companies should pay for biodiversity 10.12.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's all a part of their bottom line.
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Protecting wetlands helps communities reduce damage from hurricanes and storms 23.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Safeguarding coastal wetlands is a cost-effective way to prevent flooding and storm damage.
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Hell and polluted water: what holistic water management can do 7.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the 'One Water' movement is successfully leveraging new practices to improve the health, and wealth, of cities and businesses.
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Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a second line parade as it made its way through the french quarter. Under a proposed Louisiana law, peaceful protests against pipeline infrastructural projects bear the possibility of prison sentences as long as 20 years, or fines of up to $10,000. (Photo: Julie Dermansky / Corbis via Getty Images) With House Bill 727, Louisiana has joined a growing number of states that are criminalizing nonviolent civil disobedience actions at "critical infrastructure" sites, which typically include pipelines, refineries and electrical power facilities. Financed by Big Oil, the Louisiana bill makes even discussing a possible trespass action punishable with prison sentences of five years and fines up to $10,000. New Orleans, LA, September 21, 2013, The environmental group 350.org's 'Draw the Line' on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline protest took the form of a ...
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Draining the Swamp 13.4.2018 Truthout.com
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Appeals Court Reverses Decision Stopping Bayou Bridge Pipeline Work Through Cypress Swamp 18.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The empty construction site for the Bayou Bridge pipeline through the Atchafalaya Basin February 25, the day after a district judge granted an injunction halting work. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) This week the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals  reversed a federal judge's temporary injunction   halting work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline  within Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin. In a 2-1 vote the higher court's decision will allow construction to proceed while the company, Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, appeals the injunction. On February 24, US District Judge Shelly Dick, an Obama appointee, granted Earthjustice an injunction in order to prevent irreparable harm to the basin, an environmentally sensitive  National Heritage Area , until the group's lawsuit challenging a US Army Corp of Engineers permit for the pipeline could be heard. Earthjustice had filed this lawsuit January 11 on behalf of the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association-West, ...
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Activists Block Construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana 27.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Three activists were arrested Monday during a protest that temporarily halted construction on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline at a site in southeastern Louisiana. For activists, the pipeline -- which is directly connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline -- is not just a threat to sensitive bayous and wetlands, but a potent symbol of the destruction caused by fossil fuels. A protester arrested during a sit-in at a Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction site is lead past pipeline workers. Environmentalists say oil companies should hire more workers to fix leaky and aging fossil fuel infrastructure in Louisiana rather than building new pipelines. (Photo: © 2018 Julie Dermansky) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! Donaldsonville, Louisiana—Activists are pushing to block construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, a 162-mile oil pipeline that would link the Dakota Access Pipeline that sparked a massive ...
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High court to state: ‘Use satellite mapping to protect wetlands’ 6.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Petition on pollution of coastal wetlands in Mumbai: NGT seeks reply from respondents within two weeks  31.1.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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California Is Preparing to Defend Its Waters From Trump Order 12.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In its first act to shield California from the Trump administration's repeal of regulations, the state's water board has prepared its own rules protecting wetlands and other waters. The proposed new rules could insulate the state from President Donald Trump's executive order to roll back the reach of the Clean Water Act. Landscapes from Point Reyes National Seashore, a stretch of federally protected Pacific Ocean coastline, on July 6, 2017, outside of the town of Inverness, California. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images)   Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at  revealnews.org  and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at  revealnews.org/podcast . In its first act to shield California ...
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England bowlers become eight quintet in history to concede more than 100 runs in same innings 17.12.2017 Cricket – The Indian Express
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Trump Picks a Big Pharma Profiteer 28.11.2017 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Donald Trump has nominated yet another corporate swamp creature, this time to run the agency that oversees public health. Alex Azar, a former executive and lobbyist for pharma giant Eli Lilly, is Trump's pick to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Former HHS Secretary Tom Price resigned in September amid charges that he had taken private planes costing more than $400,000 instead of using commercial air travel. HHS contains 11 divisions, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (which also runs Obamacare and the Children's Health Insurance Program), the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. Azar's nomination follows a Trump administration pattern of filling government posts with private industry executives -- like Secretary of State/former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and Treasury Secretary/former Goldman Sachs executive Steve ...
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