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Nighttime road construction to begin Tuesday 30.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Night road construction is slated to begin Tuesday on Lincoln Avenue on either side of downtown Steamboat Springs. In preparation for a new layer of asphalt, crews will be milling up the road from Elk River Road to 13th Street and from Third Street to Anglers Drive. Eric Marsh, Steamboat operations manager for Connell Resources, said the milling operations will take about a week, and then repaving will take about two weeks. The work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. "Be courteous to the guys that are working at night," Marsh asked. After those sections of road are paved, crews then will work on milling and repaving the section of Lincoln Avenue between Anglers Drive and Walton Creek Road. Because of anticipated colder temperatures in October, repaving will that section of road likely will occur during the day, Marsh said. Connell was hired by the Colorado Department of Transportation to do the $6 million project, which involves repaving Lincoln Avenue, except for the stretch going through ...
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Nine years later: Is the Gulf Coast prepared for another Katrina? 29.8.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Estelle Robichaux , Environmental Defense Fund Hurricane Katrina was the costliest and one of the deadliest storms in United States history. Nine years ago, as Hurricane Katrina gathered strength in the Gulf of Mexico, I called my grandmother and namesake to wish her happy 84th birthday – and to urge her to leave her home on Bayou Lafourche until the storm passed. It would take several more days before I heard my mother’s voice over the phone and was reassured that everyone in my family was fine. Thankfully, all we lost to Hurricane Katrina were material things. As we mark another anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, the memory of the infamous storm and its aftermath is still vivid for many current and former Gulf residents. While New Orleans and many coastal communities have since been revitalized, some scars remain visible and serve as a reminder of the tremendous and destructive power of Mother Nature. They call on us to act now to prepare our communities for the next big ...
As Louisiana Sinks And Sea Levels Rise, The State Is Drowning. Fast. 29.8.2014 Green on
From Bob Marshall, The Lens, Brian Jacobs and Al Shaw, ProPublica: In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy. And it’s going to get worse, even quicker. Scientists now say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed. At the current rates that the sea is rising and land is sinking, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists say by 2100 the Gulf of Mexico could rise as much as 4.3 feet across this landscape , which has an average elevation of about 3 feet. If that happens, everything outside the protective levees — most of Southeast Louisiana — would be underwater. The effects would be felt far beyond bayou country. The region ...
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Small brown duck seeks permanent home 27.8.2014 TreeHugger
The world's rarest duck - the Madagascar pochard - needs a new environment if it's going to survive
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Emissions swamp efforts on warming, report says 27.8.2014 Nation

Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new U.N. report.

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In north central Minnesota, a primeval land of the Lost 26.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
This is a place where some of Minnesota's largest trees tower over some of the state's most fragile plants, a virgin forest that, legend has it, was spared the ax because surveyors mapped it mistakenly as a wetland. It still wears its name well: the Lost 40.
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Project to restore N.J.'s marshes uses new method: Spraying mud 26.8.2014 News
Saltwater marshes along the Jersey Shore and Delaware Bay, like marshes everywhere, are in trouble. For many reasons, including sea-level rise, they're becoming less marshy and more watery. They're drowning.
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A Gorgeous Park Designed With a Double Purpose: Flood Protection 26.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
A Gorgeous Park Designed With a Double Purpose: Flood Protection
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 25, 2014 25.8.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Scalise: RESTORE Act funds exclusively for coastal restoration By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 23, 2014. “Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson told members of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience & Economy (CCRE)…” ( read more ) Voice of the Wetlands Festival to showcase Louisiana acts By Kate Mabry, The Houma Courier. Aug. 22, 2014. “The 11th annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival in October will exclusively feature Louisiana talent…” ( read more ) Phoslock for Lake & Ponds By The Associated Press. Aug. 23, 2014. “Restoration of TeBo Point on Grand Lake in Cameron Parish could begin next year…” ( read more ...
What's Holding Back the Organic Food and Farming Revolution 23.8.2014 Views
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Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands, All Under A Kilometer Of Ice 23.8.2014 NPR News
Biologists have discovered what may be the largest unexplored ecosystem on earth, and it's all hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the lead scientist, Brent Christner.
Varying Relative Degradation Rates of Oil in Different Forms and Environments Revealed by Ramped Pyrolysis 23.8.2014

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DOI: 10.1021/es501354c
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Hurdles obstruct Argentina's path to restructuring debt 23.8.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's proposed debt restructuring plan, designed to sidestep U.S. Left-leaning President Cristina Fernandez unveiled on Tuesday measures that would see the South American country make payments on debts held under foreign legislation in Argentina and push bondholders to bring their notes under Argentine law. While the draft bill is likely to enjoy smooth passage through a Congress dominated by political allies of Fernandez, Argentina faces a far tougher time persuading investors, financial institutions and legal teams that it is solid. Huge question marks surround how Argentina will locate all holders of its debt across 15 separate bond series.
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DNR: Consider rerouting proposed Sandpiper pipeline 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
It is the second state agency to suggest that regulators look at alternative routes to avoid lakes, rivers and wetlands in northern Minnesota.
Clean water gets a toast at brewery 22.8.2014 Durango Herald
FORT COLLINS – Supporters of a federal water rule gathered at one of Colorado’s largest breweries Thursday to cheer the proposal that would clarify regulatory authority over streams and wetlands.The lovefest at New Belgium Brewing featured U.S. Rep Jared Polis, who has been in the environmental spotlight recently after...
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Prairie meets forest at Glendalough State Park 22.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Glendalough State Park offers woods, waters, wetlands and uplands — plus miles of undeveloped lakeshore to explore.
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 21, 2014 21.8.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Live video Wednesday: Expert panel discusses how to pay for massive coastal restoration effort By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Aug. 20, 2014. “Wednesday morning, the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy released…” ( read more ) Jefferson Parish mitigation plan to identify rising seas as a hazard for the first time (+video) By Ben Myers, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 19, 2014. “Jefferson Parish is revising its hazard mitigation plan…” ( read more ) BTEF awarded grant from GNOF By The Donaldson Chief. Aug. 20, 2014. “The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation (BTEF) was awarded a $23,000 grant…” ( read more ) Youth Wetlands Summit Aug. 22-23 in Houma By KATC. Aug. 20, 2014. “The Wetlands Discovery Center will host the 2014 Wetlands Youth Summit Aug. 22-23…” ( read more ...
N.H. State Police Find Missing 5-Year-Old Boy 21.8.2014 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
The boy was last seen while hiking near the Quincy Bog Natural Area in Rumney, New Hampshire ...
Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 20, 2014 20.8.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Plaquemines Parish looks to change coastal plan By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Aug. 20, 2014. “The barrier islands protect the marsh, and the marsh protects the levee. It’s that simple…” ( read more ) Wetlands Youth Summit will be held this weekend By The Houma Courier. Aug. 19, 2014. “The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center will host a two-day…” ( read more ...
Great Outdoors Colorado contributes $600,000 to state wetlands program 20.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Great Outdoors Colorado funds — totaling $600,000 — will help pay for 15 wetland and riparian restoration projects statewide selected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, including ...
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