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Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Optimizing River Diversions in Order to Maximize Sediment Retention and Land Building 24.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Optimizing River Diversions in Order to Maximize Sediment Retention and Land Building
Photos: Spring wildflowers in Minnesota 11.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Each spring brings a symphony of colorful wildflowers to Minnesota's forests, wetlands and prairies. Here's a selection of photos of just a few of the many flowers in bloom so far this spring in Minnesota.
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Tree Discovered in North Carolina Swamp Is Among Oldest on Earth 10.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers have identified a group of ancient bald cypress trees which are over 2,000 years old.
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Strong winds fuel Refuge fire in Kern County, estimated at 1,500 acres 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A brush fire broke out Tuesday evening at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge and grew to an estimated 1,500 acres in about an hour.

Firefighters were battling against strong winds in attempt to stop the forward progression of the Refuge fire, which was reported to be only 60 acres at 6:14 p.m. Tuesday.

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Reporter's notebook: Another baby, another dramatic labor, two happy outcomes 8.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Because the nearest hospital in Grand Marais had stopped deliveries, Yvette and Tamer Ibrahim endured a 4-hour drive through a blizzard to a hospital in Duluth. For their second baby's birth, they devised a plan that would allow for a home birth in Duluth, a short drive from a fully equipped obstetrics unit. It didn't turn out that way.
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This Massive Coastal Restoration Project Will Defend Southwest Louisiana 2.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
This Massive Coastal Restoration Project Will Defend Southwest Louisiana
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DC Universe May Releases 2.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
DC Universe originals will be available for 4K Ultra HD streaming starting in May.
Remember when Trump promised to drain the swamp, not restock it? 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

At some point even avid Trumpsters are going to have to start asking themselves why this administration has so much trouble understanding ethical lines, and how not to cross them.

The latest entry into the “Swamp? What Swamp?” sweepstakes: The Interior Department (now led by the hopelessly conflicted...

Losing Ground & Gaining Perspective 23.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Losing Ground & Gaining Perspective
'Swamp Thing' Season 1 Shortened: Is DC Universe Okay? 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
DC Universe’s upcoming live-action supernatural TV show, 'Swamp Thing,' has reportedly ended production significantly earlier than expected.
The Expanse’ Author Reveals Favorite Season 4 Episode 16.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Season 4 of “The Expanse” is coming to Amazon and now one of the book series’ co-authors has told us which episode we should be most excited about.
Harvard confers Ivy pedigree on crypto startup with endowment investment 12.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Harvard University’s endowment is backing Blockstack Inc., a crypto company that seeks to hold a $50-million digital-token offering.

Blockstack said in a regulatory filing Thursday that Charlie Saravia, a managing director at Harvard Management Co., is a representative on an advisory committee...

The Adirondacks: Hiking America's Original Wilderness 9.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Adirondacks region is distinctive, and in some cases even certifiably unique - and there's no better way to experience it than strapping on your hiking boots and stepping out onto one of the thousands of trails.
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17-foot python in Florida breaks record, park officials say 8.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On Friday, Big Cypress National Preserve announced it had caught the largest python ever to be removed from the swamp.
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Protect the state’s environmental legacy from Trump’s onslaughts 8.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s native species and its precious water resources are in serious need of some Trump insurance.

The state has laws that safeguard threatened wildlife and regulate water quality. But they are muscles and sinews that function only because they are attached to the bones of strong federal...

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California adopts new wetlands rules to protect them from Trump rollbacks 3.4.2019 LA Times: Science

California regulators voted Tuesday to strengthen state safeguards for thousands of wetlands and streams that are about to lose federal protections in a Trump administration rollback of the Clean Water Act.

Nearly 90% of California’s historic wetlands have been filled in or plowed under, and the...

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These Giant Rodents Are Eating Louisiana’s Coast 31.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig made an oil-soaked pelican the prevailing symbol of the precarious relationship between industry and the environment on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. But long before the rig pumped 200 million gallons of crude oil into […]
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The Salton Sea is a disaster in the making. California isn't doing anything to stop it 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s largest internal body of water is steadily drying up, exposing a lake bed that threatens to trigger toxic dust storms and exacerbate already high levels of asthma and other respiratory diseases in Southern California.

Yet there is something about the Salton Sea that leads many lawmakers...

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Swamp Monsters Crash Acting Interior Secretary Hearing 28.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"David Bernhardt is one of us. He's down here in the muck every day advocating for the dirty fossil fuels we swamp monsters love."
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Vancouver mining company Eco Oro sues Colombia over protection of Santurbán wetland 26.3.2019 - 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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