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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 31, 2014 31.7.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Senator Vitter “Pending Concerns” on the RESTORE Act (VIDEO) By Dredging Today. July 30, 2014. “Vitter highlighted his requests to have the Department of Treasury…” ( read more ) Hurry up and start fixing the Gulf, U.S. senators say By Erik Stokstad, Science Magazine. July 29, 2014. “More than 4 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and unleashed…” ( read more ) Lawsuit settlement to fuel SLU effort to plant 3,300 trees in wetlands across the region By Bob Warren, The Times-Picayune. July 30, 2014. “Financed by money from the recent settlement of a lawsuit, students and scientists…” ( read more ) Discovery Center to Host Regional Wetlands Youth Summit By KATC. July 30, 2014. “The Wetlands Discovery Center will host the 2014 Wetlands Youth Summit…” ( read more ) New Orleans Plays Host To Conference On Environmental Restoration By Jesse Hardman, WNNO. July 30, 2014. “Top academics and practitioners in the field of environmental restoration…” ( read more ...
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Argentina braces for market reaction to second default in 12 years 31.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina defaulted for the second time in 12 years after hopes for a midnight deal with holdout creditors were dashed, setting up stock and bond prices for declines on Thursday and raising chances a recession could worsen this year. After a long legal battle with hedge funds that rejected Argentina's debt restructuring following its 2002 default, Latin America's third-biggest economy failed to strike a deal in time to meet a midnight deadline for a coupon payment on exchange bonds. "It is going to complicate life for businesses like YPF which were going to look externally for financing," said Camilo Tiscornia, a former governor of Argentina's central bank. State-controlled energy company YPF needs funds to develop Argentina's huge Vaca Muerta shale ...
Century-old pipe break points to national problem 31.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky swamp points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed decades ago.
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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 30, 2014 30.7.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Environmental groups praise bipartisan Senate message to speed enactment of RESTORE Act By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014. “Six groups working on environmental and economic recovery issues Tuesday…” ( read more ) Wetlands growth in Wax Lake shows what diversions could achieve, scientists say (+video) By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014. “The stems of wetland plants formed a stubble across a wide swath of newly-created mud flat…” ( read more ) ‘Accidental’ rebuilding of Wax Lake Delta shows promise of diversion projects (+video) By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 29, 2014. “Take a boat ride down the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, hang a right at Mallard Pass…” ( read more ) Democrats and Republicans agree: federal government needs to move faster on RESTORE Act By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014. “In a change from the usual partisanship, Democrats and Republicans delivered…” ( read more ) Study: Deepwater Horizon spill 'deeper and wider' than thought By Brook ...
Vast Majority of Federal Child Pornography Criminals Pay ZERO Restitution to Victims 30.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Despite Congress' longstanding mandate that each and every federal child pornography defendant pay restitution to victims, in reality the vast majority of convicted child pornography criminals pay no restitution at all. As I wrote here in April, the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Paroline has only made matters worse. New facts present an equally dismal reality for victims of child rape and sexual assault which results in child pornography. The United States Sentencing Commission recently compiled the following statistics about child pornography offenders subject to fines and restitution: Of 1922 child pornography cases in the federal court system in 2013, no fine or restitution was ordered in 1423 of those cases. That means that 74% of convicted criminals subject to Congress' mandatory restitution requirement under current law were ordered to pay NOTHING. Just 286 offenders—or about 15% of convicted defendants—were ordered to pay any restitution. Shockingly, 190 ...
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Uranium Immobilization in an Iron-Rich Rhizosphere of a Native Wetland Plant from the Savannah River Site under Reducing Conditions 29.7.2014 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es5015136
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A Greenhouse-Scale Photosynthetic Microbial Bioreactor for Carbon Sequestration in Magnesium Carbonate Minerals 29.7.2014 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es500344s
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Under Water: The EPA's Struggle to Combat Pollution 28.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Former 'antichrist of the Pinelands' is now a patron of preservation 27.7.2014 Philly.com News
Three times a week Lee Yeash of Lumberton puts her black Lab, Rookie, in the car and drives to a dirt road in the Pinelands of Atlantic County.
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Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal 26.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Sarah Marsh BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted. After a slew of legal setbacks for Argentina in U.S. courts, the country has just days to comply with a 2012 ruling by U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa to pay $1.33 billion plus interest to the funds it calls "vultures." If the deadlock persists, Griesa will prevent Argentina from making a July 30 deadline for a coupon payment on exchanged bonds, triggering a new default just as the economy struggles with recession, dwindling reserves and soaring inflation. "A deal now seems unlikely." Unlike Argentina's 2001-2 debt crisis when it was broke and could not pay its civil servants, this time around the country is solvent but prevented by Griesa from servicing its bonds until the battle with the holdouts is ...
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How Frustration And Inaction Color EPA's Efforts To Enforce The Clean Water Act 26.7.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This article originally appeared on ProPublica. For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to monitor and protect. Efforts in Congress to clarify the EPA's powers have been defeated. And two Supreme Court decisions have done little to decide the question. Most recently, in April, the EPA itself declared what waters were subject to its oversight — developing a joint rule with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that sought to end the debate and empower the EPA to press hundreds of enforcements actions against alleged polluters across the country. The new rule, for instance, explicitly defines several terms — tributary, floodplain and wetland — and makes clear that those waters are subject to its authority. But the EPA's effort has been met with immense opposition from farmers who say the agency is overreaching. An expansive ...
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Coastal wetlands could protect New York City from storms - and the Nature Conservancy is spreading the word 26.7.2014 TreeHugger
The Nature Conservancy is teaching New Yorkers about the protective natural ecosystems in the city
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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees 26.7.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A fungus is felling trees across the Everglades and the damage may be leaving Florida’s fragile wetlands open to even more of an incursion from exotic plants.
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Congress Proposes to Fix Restitution for Child Pornography Victims 26.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Faced with a draconian decision by the United States Supreme Court in late April which all but eliminated meaningful restitution for child pornography victims, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spearheaded a comprehensive legislative fix (S. 2301) which addresses the concerns outlined by the Court in United States v. Paroline. The Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014 was introduced exactly two weeks after the Supreme Court's decision. Just six weeks later, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17), along with co-leads Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AK-4), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-1), Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX-14), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27), and Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA-4) introduced the bipartisan House companion bill (H.R. 4981) with the support of 69 House colleagues. Here's how this novel new law will allow victims of child pornography to receive meaningful and timely compensation. About the Act A longstanding federal statute which was passed as part ...
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The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home 25.7.2014 Wired Top Stories
When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to use a crowbar. It turns out all anyone needs to break into a friend’s apartment is an off switch for their conscience and an iPhone. ...
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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees 25.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees 25.7.2014 AP National
MIAMI (AP) -- A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading....
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Fungus spread by exotic beetle killing Everglades trees, adding to Fla's invasive species woes 25.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees 25.7.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
MIAMI (AP) — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from ...
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Nolan wants Sandpiper oil pipeline route moved south 25.7.2014 Twincities.com: Local

BRAINERD, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan voiced opposition Thursday to Enbridge Energy's proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline route, which would cut across northern Minnesota.

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