User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Otter spotted eating trout at Colorado toxic mine site raises hope for new kind of cleanup 17.12.2017 Denver Post: Business
An otter spotted chewing a fish at a toxic mine site along the Dolores River has raised hopes that new kind of clean up that harnesses nature is working.
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Cemeteries Turn To Swamps As Alaska's Permafrost Melts 16.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A cemetery in rural Alaska that was built into the permanently frozen layer of soil is at risk now that the permafrost is melting.
Bach Consort goes full-fanfare in a crisp if orchestrally weak “Christmas Oratorio” 12.12.2017 Washington Post
Bach Consort goes full-fanfare in a crisp if orchestrally weak “Christmas Oratorio”
The mud that could save the world 9.12.2017 Washington Post
The mud that could save the world
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#RandToo 9.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Victims who have had six ribs broken by people who don’t deny assaulting them deserve to be believed.
Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington 7.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

Amid the talk of draining swamps, restoring political might to blue-collar America and turning off the spigot of taxpayer cash that showers Washington, a familiar battle cry is ricocheting through this city: Move the bureaucrats out.

It has the ring of a Trumpian fantasy. Dislodge arms of the federal...

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These indigenous communities are models for how to adapt to climate change 7.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
These indigenous communities are models for how to adapt to climate change
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Pay-for-Performance: Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Realize Wetland Restoration 6.12.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pay-for-Performance: Bringing the Best of the Private Sector to Realize Wetland Restoration
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At the core of the GOP tax plan: A huge broken promise by Trump 5.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
At the core of the GOP tax plan: A huge broken promise by Trump
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GOP crafts spending bill provisions aimed at speeding repeal of water protection rule 1.12.2017 Washington Post
GOP crafts spending bill provisions aimed at speeding repeal of water protection rule
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Is the Ballona Wetlands restoration project truly a 'restoration'? 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Focusing on the possible discovery of a rare plant at the Ballona Wetlands ignores a number of other reasons why the “restoration” project should not occur. (“A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration,” Nov. 23)

This is not a restoration,...

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Delta Dispatches: Reviewing Our Coastal Master Plan Projects 29.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show, Simone & Jacques are talking about the new report from Restore the Mississippi River Delta "Recommendations for Coastal Restoration Projects and Programs in Louisiana." To highlight some of the projects, they are joined by Alisha Renfro, Coastal Scientist at National Wildlife Federation and Erik Johnson, Director of The Bird Conservation at Audubon Louisiana. Below is a transcript of this week's Delta Dispatches Podcast. Subscribe to our feed in iTunes and Google Play.     Listen Now! ...
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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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Conserving Forests Could Cut Carbon Emissions As Much As Getting Rid of Every Car on Earth 27.11.2017 WRI Stories
Conserving Forests Could Cut Carbon Emissions As Much As Getting Rid of Every Car on Earth Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis region of Costa Rica was once pasture land, but has been converted back to forest. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI New analysis from The Nature Conservancy, WRI and others estimates that stopping deforestation, restoring forests and improving forestry practices could cost-effectively remove 7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, or as much as eliminating 1.5 billion... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Conserving Forests Could Cut Carbon Emissions As Much As Getting Rid of Every Car on Earth  27.11.2017 WRI Stories
Conserving Forests Could Cut Carbon Emissions As Much As Getting Rid of Every Car on Earth  Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis region of Costa Rica was once pasture land, but has been converted back to forest. Photo by Aaron Minnick/WRI New analysis from The Nature Conservancy, WRI and others estimates that stopping deforestation, restoring forests and improving forestry practices could cost-effectively remove 7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, or as much as eliminating 1.5 billion... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration 23.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With his long ponytail, floppy sun hat and a peace symbol dangling from his neck, retired federal biologist Robert “Roy” van de Hoek looks like a man bent on saving the environment.

And when he’s crawling through a hole in the fence to sneak into the Ballona Wetlands, it’s clear he’s intent on...

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Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive—and, as a result, today’s global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere.
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Happy Hour Roundup 16.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
‘This is Swamp 101’: Democrats furious over new GOP attempt to gut Obamacare 16.11.2017 Washington Post
GOP changes would kill the individual mandate and reverse individual and family tax cuts after 2025. But corporate tax cuts would be permanent.
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Conservation Groups Identify Priority Projects to Restore Louisiana’s Coast 15.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Report outlines opportunities for comprehensive, coast-wide restoration through key projects  (NEW ORLEANS – November 15, 2017) Today, leading national and local conservation groups working together to address Louisiana’s severe land loss crisis released a report, Restoring the Mississippi River Delta: A Recommended List of Coastal Restoration Projects and Programs, outlining 17 priority projects for restoring the Mississippi River Delta and coastal Louisiana. Restore the Mississippi River Delta – a coalition comprised of Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife Federation, ...
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