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Organizations Deliver Comments to EPA from more than 700,000 Americans Who Support Clean Water 22.10.2014 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
WASHINGTON (October 22, 2014) – More than 700,000 Americans have written to support a plan to protect streams and wetlands nationwide that are vulnerable to pollution, and today a diverse coalition of conservation organizations and clean water advocates delivered their comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. The two agencies have proposed a rule that will help fix problematic language in the Clean Water Act that leaves streams, wetlands and other water bodies vulnerable to ...
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Down by the River 22.10.2014 Orion Magazine Articles
Collaboration and innovation restore a community’s relationship with the Yuma River.
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Bruins in the NFL: Week 7 performances 20.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
Seahawks place Cassius Marsh on IR, promote TE RaShaun Allen and DB Steven Terrell 19.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Seattle Seahawks on Saturday placed defensive end Cassius Marsh on injured reserve and signed tight end RaShaun Allen and safety Steven Terrell from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Seahawks injury report: Add Marsh to the list, and Harvin sits again 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A couple things of note on Seattle's injury report from Thursday's practice.
Walking Minnehaha Creek: St. Louis Park's wetlands and boardwalks make you want to keep trekking 15.10.2014 MinnPost
The second of three articles The second leg of the walk along the entirety of Minnehaha Creek doesn’t get off to a promising start. Splitting the 22 miles of the creek into rough thirds, the first leg – covered last week – winds through public and private lands alike in Minnetonka, Hopkins and western St. Louis Park. Tracing the path takes you alongside the creek for long stretches, courtesy of the City of Minnetonka park system , but also through suburban developments, around strip malls and under highways. Many of these features make it tough to experience the creek up-close. Quite a lot of the perambulatory experience involves following the route of the creek along residential streets, straining for a glance at it from behind buildings, roads or houses. The second leg begins in very much this same vein, near Knollwood Mall in St. Louis Park, next to a Burger King. By the middle of the 20th century, when these sleepy western townships were expanding into modern suburbs, the once-meandering creek was ...
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Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan civilians struggle to survive 15.10.2014 World

A South Sudanese man walks past UN peacekeepers on September 17, 2014 in JubaBentiu (South Sudan) (AFP) - Inside the barbed wire, knee-deep mud sucks at the legs of the nearly 50,000 South Sudanese who live in the cramped, fetid camp, protected by United Nations peacekeepers.

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Smith: Conservationist leads fight to restore prairies, wetlands 15.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Avid Worthington pheasant hunter also advocates for state hunting lands and clean drinking water.
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 13, 2014 13.10.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Voice of the Wetlands Festival closes out with an all-star jam today in Houma By David Lee Simmons, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 12, 2014. “On a weekend jam-packed with amazing Louisiana festivals…” ( read more ) Following the flow of oil spill fine money By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola News Journal. Oct. 12, 2014. “Now that the $100 million in BP early restoration dollars have been allocated…” ( read more ) Voice of the Wetlands: What's it all about? By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. Oct. 11, 2014. “As hundreds swayed to the sounds of Louisiana blues tonight at Southdown…” ( read more ...
Hillary Clinton and the Progressive Pursuit of Perfection 11.10.2014 Politics on
The season of progressive discontent over Hillary's coming 2016 candidacy is upon us. An article in The Hill by Alexandra Jaffe kicked it off. Exposing "secret emails" from progressives on an email list in which I was the only one quoted who stood up for Hillary. Considering I'm known as a "die hard Clintonite," compliments of profiles in the Washington Post and the New Republic , it shouldn't shock anyone that a liberal feminist would support a qualified woman for president. The goal of anti-Hillary progressives is to find a challenger to Clinton. Their target is Senator Elizabeth Warren, with Ready for Warren created as the vehicle to convince Warren to run. It's not going to happen, with Warren sending a powerful message in August. "This letter serves as a formal disavowal of the organization and its activity," Warren's attorney, Marc E. Elias wrote to the Federal Election Commission. "The senator has not, and does not, explicitly or implicitly, authorize, endorse, or otherwise approve of the ...
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New White House climate agenda focuses on natural infrastructure, climate resilience 10.10.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Elizabeth Skree, Environmental Defense Fund As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan , on Wednesday, the White House announced the release of the Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda . Prepared by the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Climate and Natural Resources Working Group, this commitment across the Federal Government to support resilience of our natural resources is the first of its kind. The agenda identifies a suite of actions the Federal Government will take to increase the resiliency of our country’s natural resources to the current and future effects of climate change. Shannon Cunniff, Environmental Defense Fund, speaks at the White House about the importance of natural infrastructure and Mississippi River Delta wetlands restoration. Included in the agenda are actions to protect important ecosystems and to promote climate-resilient lands and water; improve carbon sinks such as wetlands, grasslands and forests; support including natural infrastructure – such as ...
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Flash floods swamp Italian port of Genoa; one feared dead 10.10.2014 Terrorism

Flash floods swamp Italian port of Genoa; one feared deadFlash floods hit Genoa on October 9 after torrential rains. Early reports said at least one person had died. This video, from Genoa resident Gabriele Carretta‎, shows flooding near the city’s Piazza Caricamento. Credit: YouTube/Benedetto Arlia

Insurers hawk cyber coverage after high-profile data breaches 10.10.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
After several high-profile hackings of banks and retailers, property-casualty insurers want to sell insurance to small- and medium-size businesses to protect against cyberattacks that could put them out of business.
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Cyberinsurance a rare growth market 10.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Insurers flush with capital are rushing to grab part of an expanding cybercoverage market that’s been spurred on by high-profile hackings at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Home Depot Inc. Sales are set to double this year from about $1 billion in 2013, according to Bob Parisi, head of the network security and privacy practice at Marsh, the insurance brokerage arm of Marsh & McLennan Cos. The policies can protect companies against lost revenue, lawsuits or even damage to their reputation or brand. The prevalence of attacks, even at banks with some of the most sophisticated network security, means more work needs to be done to mitigate the risk, said Paul Tiao, a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP and former adviser to the director of the FBI. U.S. property-casualty insurers accumulated a record surplus after gains on investment portfolios and two years of calm hurricane seasons.
She The People: Till Death Do Us Part? No way. Gray Divorce on the Rise 8.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
By the time my great-grandparents hit retirement age, my great-grandmother was living with one daughter. My great-grandfather with another. The two rarely saw each other, or spoke. They had, my mother explained, an “Irish Divorce:” two people living separate lives and in all ways strangers, disconnected from each other, sharing only an unhappy past and a pair of wedding ...
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$627 Million In Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Projects Approved 4.10.2014 Green on
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf. BP PLC provided $1 billion in 2011 as a coastal restoration down payment following the Deepwater Horizon spill. The money is meant to restore the environment or improve public access to the Gulf. Trustees, including the five Gulf states and four federal agencies, had to reach consensus on the plan. Two earlier phases totaling $71 million were already approved, and BP will likely have to pay more after environmental fines are levied. The single biggest sum, $318 million, will go to restore land and marsh on four barrier islands off Louisiana's rapidly eroding coast: Chenier Ronquille, North Breton Island, Shell Island and Whiskey Island. "When we rebuild barrier islands like North Breton, we're also strengthening ...
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Students Robbed at Gunpoint in Fenway Neighborhood’s Clemente Field 4.10.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Five students were robbed of their wallets and cellphones in Fenway neighborhood’s Roberto Clemente Field early Friday morning.
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Study points at monarchs’ origin 3.10.2014 Durango Herald
NEW YORK – Monarch butterflies are famous for migrating from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico for the winter. Now a surprising study suggests the species itself also started out in North America some 2 million years ago.Researcher Marcus Kronforst of the University of Chicago said monarchs were widely thought to have evolved in...
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Concrete Progress: The Night Heron Solution 2.10.2014 187 Main Street
Concrete Progress is an ongoing series of columns by Peter Brewitt devoted to exploring America’s infrastructure. It is part of Orion’s Reimagining Infrastructure project. Top photograph courtesy of Ellen Land-Weber. The herons glared at me, and I suppose that I deserved it. When I arrived at the wastewater treatment plant in Arcata, California, I had guessed that it would be interesting but I was sure it would be gross. When you visit a sewage plant, you expect to smell it, and while I’d been promised that Arcata’s marsh was a clean and nifty place, I was prepared for a little stink. But no: What I found was a dense and verdant wetland—far more plant than sewage. I was glad that I’d brought binoculars for the occasion (you can find birds at wastewater facilities the world over), because after a couple of standard ducks I spied a black-crowned night heron, still puffed up against the early morning mist. He gazed skeptically down at me over his feather ruff, the way that one of the nastier kings of ...
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Man convicted of 2012 home-invasion murder 1.10.2014 News
Ali Marsh, 38, killed John Paul Jr., 35, and shot his wife during a Strawberry Mansion burglary
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