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Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Hunter, stuck in swamp, rescued by drone and helicopter 22.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A good dog is a pretty important hunting companion during the current birding season, but so is a good drone.
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Officials: Refinancing South Carolina reactors saves money 22.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials overseeing construction of some of the first nuclear reactors of their kind to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years say fewer costs will be passed on to consumers. SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh said Wednesday he understands power customer frustrations with the repeated rate increases to offset […]
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Dead minke whale found in marsh on Virginia’s Eastern Shore 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (AP) — A minke whale has been found dead on a mudflat on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and officials say it might have become entangled by a rope or line. Local news organizations report that the nearly 24-foot whale washed up along a grassy island Saturday outside Wachapreague, about 75 miles north of Norfolk. […]
Pete Carroll and Seahawks frustrated by penalties called against them vs. Rams 19.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Simply put, 10 penalties for 114 yards cost the Seahawks dearly in a 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. And in the eyes of coach Pete Carroll and Seattle players, more than a few were questionable.
A Cow With No Name: Google Blurs Bovine Face For Privacy 16.9.2016 NPR News
"We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos," Google told the BBC. But it's true — automatic identity protection kept this passing animal incowgnito.
How did he get here? Meet Minnesota's newest invasive pest 16.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The red swamp crayfish has been found for the first time in a Minnesota lake, the DNR said Thursday. The agency suggested the creatures could be castoffs from a classroom aquarium or crawfish boil.
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Will climate change make California's droughts worse? A mountain lake offers clues 16.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

In 2000, researchers took a coring from the bed of a small, shallow lake in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. 

They analyzed the organic matter and chemicals in the sediments to reconstruct a climate record of the past 10,000 years. They then compared it with reconstructions of ancient ocean...

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The problem Proposition 53 aims to solve is speculative, but the damage it could inflict is very real 15.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The California Constitution bars state and local governments from issuing tax-supported bonds unless they obtain voters’ approval in advance. It sets a particularly high bar for local measures, requiring a two-thirds majority (although state voters in 2000 lowered that threshold to 55% for school...

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New Farmington Bay center will improve education experience 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
One of the biggest outdoor secrets in northern Utah is the wildlife education center and nature trail at Farmington Bay. Two small buildings offer some literature and interoperation of the area but the treat is the trail that offers a “blind” to view birds, interpretation and a chance to see many types of wildlife. The area is named the Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center at Farmington Bay after the late Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Wildlife and Conservation Foundation....
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Seahawks’ Cassius Marsh blocks field goal, forces fumble vs. Dolphins 12.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Cassius Marsh, in his best and most productive game with the Seahawks, delivered two big hits on special teams. He sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill on the Dolphins’ final drive and forced a fumble. He also blocked a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Seahawk defensive end Cassius Marsh: ‘It was open for the block’ 12.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Here's what Seahawks players such as Cassius Marsh, Michael Bennett and others had to say to the media following Sunday's win over Miami.
First impressions after Seahawks pull out 12-10 victory on Doug Baldwin TD in final minute 12.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The Seahawks went on a 14-play, 75-yard drive in the final minutes to rally for a 12-10 victory over the Dolphins on Sunday in the season opener at CenturyLink Field. Here are some initial impressions from our Seattle Times team.
Louisiana Flooding Swamps Agriculture 10.9.2016 NPR News
When deadly flooding rains swamped southern Louisiana last month, it destroyed lives and property. And it also caused millions of dollars of damage to the state's agriculture industry.
Siemian didn’t let magnitude of moment bog him down 10.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gary Kubiak didn’t flinch when Trevor Siemian threw two interceptions in his first NFL start, and neither did the no-longer-unknown quarterback. Siemian coolly led the Denver Broncos back from a late 10-point deficit for a 21-20 win over the Carolina Panthers in his first NFL start Thursday night. He did so […]
Yosemite gets big expansion 8.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Thanks to a generous land donation, Yosemite National Park will grow by an additional 400 acres of wetlands and meadow habitat on its western boundary. It is the largest planned expansion for the California park in nearly 70 years, said Tim Ahern of the group Trust for Public Land.
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Yosemite expands its boundary, adding wetland, wildlife area 8.9.2016 AP National
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Yosemite National Park is expanding with the donation of Ackerson Meadow, an area of wetlands and grassy meadows surrounded by forests. It is the park's largest addition in nearly seven decades....
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Yosemite expands its boundary, adding wetland, wildlife area 8.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is expanding with the donation of Ackerson Meadow, an area of wetlands and grassy meadows surrounded by forests. It is the park’s largest addition in nearly seven decades. Here’s a look at what it is: ___ SIZE Most Read StoriesHow will the Seahawks split up carries between Thomas […]
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What is bog snorkelling ... and why would people do it? 7.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Armed with flippers, snorkels and wetsuits, intrepid swimmers from around the world come to compete in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Wales.
For The Black Middle Class, Housing Crisis And History Collude To Dash Dreams 3.9.2016 NPR News
Evelyn and Grattan Betancourt live in a wealthy, majority-black county in the U.S. They did everything they were supposed to: steady jobs, bought a house within their means. Things still went wrong.
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Louisiana Floods: Restoration Will Help Us Build Back Better 31.8.2016 Green on
In Baton Rouge these past weekends, the "Cajun Navy" was out in force cleaning up after the devastating Louisiana floods that killed 17 people and forced thousands of others to leave their homes. Despite the crushing heat and debris-filled neighborhoods, the mood felt oddly cheerful as volunteers hefted water-logged furniture, drywall and insulation out of homes and distributed sandwiches and snacks to neighbors, family, and strangers who were affected by what is described as the worst storm since Hurricane Sandy. In Louisiana, we have become used to this pattern: rain, flood, cleanup, rebuild. Unfortunately, floods like this are no longer once-in-a-millennia aberrations. This is the eighth time Louisiana has flooded since May of last year, and this storm rivaled the power of a hurricane, dumping 21 inches of rain in 48 hours. When President Obama visited Baton Rouge last Tuesday, he praised the recovery efforts. "I know how resilient the people of Louisiana are," he said. "And I know you will rebuild ...
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