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Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Understanding Social Vulnerability in Your Community 23.8.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The paradox at hand Over 2.3 million people live in the 20 parishes located in Louisiana’s Coastal Zone. According to the most recent National Coastal Population Report, a collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and NOAA, the rate of population increase in coastal Louisiana has doubled since 2010. Unfortunately, coastal land is disappearing as the population grows. A football field of wetlands disappears every 100 minutes (USGS). Restoration projects aim to preserve and rebuild the state’s beautiful wetlands, which ...
Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey 19.8.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey. But unlike Trump, who spent most of his “working vacation” at his private golf club in Bedminster, his 19th century predecessors sought relief along the New Jersey shore from Washington’s swamp-like summer before air-conditioning. They joined wealthy friends, […]
Destruction of small wetlands directly linked to algal blooms in Great Lakes 19.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.In a recent study, researchers at Waterloo’s Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering found that small wetlands have a more significant role to play than larger ones in preventing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizer from reaching waterbodies such as the Great Lakes.
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Virginia ex-bank vice president stole identities, scammed employers 18.8.2017 Washington Post
Virginia ex-bank vice president stole identities, scammed employers
Let’s Get Muddy: How A Mixture of Mud and Sand Can Help Revive Louisiana’s Wetlands 17.8.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
With the recent unanimous passage of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the State of Louisiana is working hard to advance priority restoration projects, including numerous sediment diversions. These project types have been called a “cornerstone” of our efforts to restore and protect Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. As such, it’s important to understand the valuable resource they help capture and deliver to our wetlands: sediment. This is a fancy word for the sands, silts, clays and muds that flow through the ...
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Idaho Falls braces for the world as eclipse mania sweeps the small town 17.8.2017 LA Times: Nation

The soft orange light of the Sunday early morning sun filtered through the old church’s stained glass windows while the Rev. Ruth Marsh stepped down from the altar and asked her congregants if they had any special prayer requests.

“For sanity. For safety,” a voice called out. “It’s kind of scary...

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Idaho Falls braces for the world as eclipse-mania sweeps the small town 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The soft orange light of the Sunday early morning sun filtered through the old church’s stained glass windows while the Rev. Ruth Marsh stepped down from the altar and asked her congregants if they had any special prayer requests.

“For sanity. For safety,” a voice called out. “It’s kind of scary...

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Northern California farmer who plowed wetlands is fined $1.1 million 17.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A California farmer will pay $1.1 million for plowing federally protected wetlands and streams, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, closing a years-long legal battle that made him a rallying figure for critics of environmental regulation.

The government announced the consent decree for John...

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Gig Harbor landowner fined for destroying wetlands 17.8.2017 AP Washington
PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) -- A Pierce County landowner has been fined $90,000 after he destroyed forested wetlands that could take 50 years to restore....
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Utility unsure when it will re-file plans to bail on project 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility has no timeline for re-submitting its plans for bailing on a nuclear power project and recouping billions more from customers. But executives for South Carolina Electric & Gas emphasized Wednesday in a teleconference with financial analysts that the utility’s plans haven’t changed. Kevin Marsh, the CEO of […]
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Delta Dispatches: Preserving Louisiana's Heritage 14.8.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Welcome to Delta Dispatches with hosts, Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On today’s show Brian Ostahowski, President of the Louisiana Archaelological Society joins the program to talk about how the coastal crisis affects archaeology in Louisiana and archaeology in Coastal Louisiana. In the second half the show, Simone and Jacques are joined by Dr. Nathalie Dajko, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Tulane University to talk about preserving Louisiana’s unique language. Below is a transcript of this week's Delta Dispatches ...
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In NW Minn., keeping duck hunting alive one summer camper at a time 14.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A weeklong camp focused on young teens teaches everything from goose calling to prairie ecology and shooting. Waterfowl hunters see it as a path to reviving a tradition long in decline in Minnesota.
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US Mint to feature Georgia’s largest island on a coin 13.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — The federal government plans to pay tribute to Georgia’s largest barrier island by issuing a special coin. The National Park Service says 25-cent coins with a design recognizing Cumberland Island will be produced by the U.S. Mint next year. Located offshore near the Georgia-Florida state line, Cumberland Island has 36,000 […]
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'Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge,' exploring Zion and the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh 13.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

FRANCE

Presentation

Join Cliff Simon and coauthor Loren Stephens for a reading from “Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge” and a discussion on the making of the book.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.

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Alabama’s US Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate 13.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) — Love Donald Trump. Hate the swamp. Those are dominant themes that’ve emerged from Republicans in the Alabama race to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ U.S. Senate seat. Sen. Luther Strange was appointed to the position in February. He’s trying to fight off a field of firebrand challengers, including U.S. Rep. […]
Alabama's US Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate 13.8.2017 AP Politics
PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) -- Love Donald Trump. Hate the swamp....
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Trump's IRS Swamp 11.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Obama-era lawyers are still obstructing lawsuits to hold the agency accountable.
Can We Build Stable Land in the Mississippi River Delta with River Sediments? 9.8.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Does partially diverting the flow of the Mississippi River help build land, or can it contribute to wetland erosion? It’s a question that has plagued Louisiana scientists for over a decade. This controversy developed in the years after Hurricane Katrina, when scientists noticed that there were large areas of wetland loss near the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion. Some looked at this situation and thought that the problem was that freshwater marshes, which are a major type of wetlands created by ...
Wisconsin DNR chief: Foxconn bill won’t harm environment 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s top conservation official promised Wednesday that regulatory rollbacks in Gov. Scott Walker’s incentive plan for a giant Foxconn plant won’t harm the state’s environment. Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp, a Walker appointee, told the agency’s board during a meeting in Milwaukee that the plant is a “gift.” Walker’s […]
Yes, swamped by political frustration all around 9.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: It's about time that some faithful Trump supporters wake up to the follies of this president. These people in Arizona hoped for a miracle which never happened. Just remember: a leopard never changes his spots. (Re “Analysis: To these voters, Trump fitting in with 'the swamp,” Aug...

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