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User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Op-Ed: One of America's great wildernesses is being destroyed, bit by bit, in a silent massacre 29.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Unlike most of the nation's great river systems, the Mobile Basin has survived with its rich biodiversity mostly intact. That is changing.

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Letters to the Editor: Joe Biden will bring swamp creatures back to Washington. That's a good thing 29.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A swamp is a wonderful, biodiverse region that teems with life. What Trump had was a toxic-waste dump full of wealthy grifters.

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10 Years After The BP Oil Spill, This Barrier Island Is Slated For Restoration 6.11.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
10 Years After The BP Oil Spill, This Barrier Island Is Slated For Restoration
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Op-Ed: The Golden State treescape wasn't made to last 1.11.2020 LA Times: Environment

Amid the worst fire season on record, Californians have to learn to take the long view.

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Policy News: October 13, 2020 13.10.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Condemns the Recent White House Directives to End DEI Training Sessions Scientific societies urge the administration to rescind this order. New ESA DEIJ Survey Requests Member Input for Recommendations Task Force Requests Feedback from Members by Oct. 19. House and Congress Keeps Government Open, Fate of Coronavirus Relief Bill Uncertain The ...
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Coalition Unveils Findings on MRGO Ecosystem Recovery 15 Years After Hurricane Katrina 1.10.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coalition Unveils Findings on MRGO Ecosystem Recovery 15 Years After Hurricane Katrina
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Rare flowers are sprouting in Cook County’s forest preserves: ‘It was like a dead zone and now it’s come alive' 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rare flowers are increasingly returning to Cook County's forest preserves as crews work to restore the habitats that allow such plant life to grow.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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Post Premium: Top stories for Aug. 31-Sept. 6 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As Colorado's climate continues to warm, bringing with it more frequent drought these past 20 years, water is an increasingly valuable commodity -- and one that's absolutely necessary to fuel the development boom along the Front Range.
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High Lake Ontario water and its coastal wetlands 5.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Studying Lake Ontario’s coastal wetlands affected by the water level fluctuations.
Captive-bred Blanding’s turtles released into the wild: ‘To bring them back from the brink of extinction is a monumental undertaking’ 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Wednesday’s journey into the marsh featured the first cohort in 25 years that included captive-bred turtles from Brookfield Zoo.
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The wilds of one Lake Ontario bay reveal how coastal habitats suffer from a changing climate and human choices 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Throughout the Great Lakes basin, about 70% of wetlands have vanished, and coastal areas in particular have lost 50% of their wetlands, mainly because of urban development and agriculture.
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Signs of Progress as the Katrina Anniversary Approaches 29.8.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Signs of Progress as the Katrina Anniversary Approaches
NFL linebacker Cassius Marsh buys Tom Segura's home in Woodland Hills 21.8.2020 LA Times: Business

NFL linebacker Cassius Marsh has paid $1.875 million for the Woodland Hills home of married comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky.

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Poseidon's Huntington Beach desalination plant still in choppy waters 6.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Does Orange County need all that expensive water from Poseidon's proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach?

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COVID-19 strikes Washington state farmworkers and swamps rural hospitals 5.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Jamaican farmer Earl Edwards died Friday in quarantine housing for foreign laborers in Washington state, where he worked in a cherry-packing facility. A coronavirus outbreak at one of Washington state's largest fruit farms has renewed concern for agricultural workers, who live and work in close quarters.

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In HBO film, Ken Buck suggests he will leave Congress soon 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
In an upcoming HBO documentary, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck paints a bleak picture not only of Congress but also of his own political party and the conservative movement in this era of President Donald Trump, before suggesting he will retire soon.
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Missing Valparaiso man with dementia found dead: Rod Moore, 75, former Valparaiso U. trainer, went missing June 30 9.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
On the “Bring Rod Home Safely” Facebook page, the family thanked everyone, “from the bottom of our hearts, for your love and support. Rod was so loved.”
Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers 6.7.2020 WRI Stories
Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintFlooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Photo by Isaac Pacheco/U.S. Coast Guard The 2019 flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers in the United States impacted 19 states and caused $20 billion in losses. Waters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana stayed above flood levels for 211 days, longer than any flood in its recorded history. The long-lasting flood kept farmers from harvesting food,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic 1.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were  ordered  to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned seven decades ago. Foret chairs the tribal council of the  Grand Caillou/Dulac Band  of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, which has lived along the bayous south of Houma, Louisiana for generations. When Foret was a child in the 1940s and ’50s, her family packed up every fall and moved to a trapping camp at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Her father caught mink, otter and muskrat, which he sold to traders for their pelts. During trapping season, the family lived in a wood-frame house, insulated with newspaper and illuminated with coal-oil lamps. They ate what they grew and hunted: garden vegetables; ducks; and the coots French-speaking Louisianans call pouldeau. Self-isolation was the norm. "We stayed weeks and weeks and weeks without ...
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