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Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Good Food and Good Times for a Healthier Coast 1.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Good Food and Good Times for a Healthier Coast
Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried 1.3.2019 LA Times: Science

Scientists love a good mystery. But it’s more fun when the future of humanity isn’t at stake.

This enigma involves methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Twenty years ago, the level of methane in the atmosphere stopped increasing, giving humanity a bit of a break when it came to slowing climate change....

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Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently 27.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently
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Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently 27.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Unprecedented Repeat Opening of Bonnet Carré Spillway Underscores Need to Manage Mississippi River Differently
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Scientists say there's still time to save Minnesota from invasive wetland plant 27.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A fast-growing invasive grass is spreading across Minnesota in wetlands and along lakes and rivers. Scientists say there's still time to control the plant before it causes serious environmental damage.
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A Swamp Story: Trump Encouraged a Foreign Official to Back a Donor’s Business Deal 22.2.2019 Mother Jones
Here’s a new scandal for Donald Trump: The president personally encouraged the Qatari government to finance a nuclear power plant project pursued by a top Trump donor. And shortly after Trump’s intervention, this big-money donor, Franklin Haney, a Memphis-based real estate developer who contributed $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee, hired Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime […]
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Neither snow, slush nor sunken ice keeps these scientists from wetland restoration 18.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists can plan, but nature doesn't always cooperate.
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You think the rats at L.A. City Hall are bad? Officials have a $1.9-million plan to rid state marshlands of giant rodents 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.

Nutria — large, web-footed mammals native to South America that resemble beavers — showed up in Merced...

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Midcentury Modern home built for actress Marian Marsh trades hands in Palm Desert 16.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Plenty of big names are tied to the high-end homes of Palm Desert. Frank Sinatra kept a hideout in the rocky hills. Jerry Weintraub had architect Guy Dreier build him a contemporary mansion in the area.

A few blocks away from the main drag, another home with celebrity pedigree just sold for $823,250.

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Strategic Marsh Creation Can Make a Big Difference in the Barataria Basin 14.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Strategic Marsh Creation Can Make a Big Difference in the Barataria Basin
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How Marsh and McLennan, Allianz and other insurers are responding to climate change risks 12.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
New payout triggers, alongside new policy types and coverage related to the complex transition many industries face.
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Border funding fight bogs down over detention beds. Here's why 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Barely three weeks after parts of the federal government were shut for 35 days in a battle over border security spending, another partial shutdown is possible on Friday.

With negotiations at an impasse, the latest dispute is over beds for detained migrants.

Democrats say limiting the number of...

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Delta Dispatches: The Meraux Foundation 11.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Delta Dispatches: The Meraux Foundation
As EPA Eases Wetlands Rule, California Makes Countermove 3.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Home builders cheered a Trump administration move to ease environmental regulations on wetlands development, but in California, the move accelerated a state initiative to impose even tougher regulations.
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“Protect Our Coast. Protect Their Future.” Commercial Shows What’s at Stake for Future Generations of America 30.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
“Protect Our Coast. Protect Their Future.” Commercial Shows What’s at Stake for Future Generations of America
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Saving the World’s Largest Tropical Wetland 22.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Most people have heard of the Amazon, South America’s famed rainforest and hub of biological diversity. Less well known, though no less critical, is the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. Like the Amazon, the Pantanal is ecologically important and imperiled. Located primarily in Brazil, it also stretches into neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay.

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Trump to Farmers: Wetlands Protections 'One of the Most Ridiculous' Regulations 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under longstanding federal law and rules, farmers and farmland already are exempt from most of the regulatory hurdles on behalf of wetlands that the Trump administration is targeting.

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Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion 17.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion
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Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion 16.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal Groups Praise Decision to Maximize Land-Building of Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion
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ESA Endorses Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Framework 14.1.2019 EcoTone
By Kenneth Klemow, Alan Berkowitz, Kim Bjorgo-Thorne, Carmen Cid, Jennifer Doherty, Diane Ebert-May, George Middendorf, Bob Pohlad, and Pamela Templer   January 14, 2019   “…ecological issues in this country are intensifying, and many overwhelmingly important ecological problems are now correctly recognized as global in nature. Under these circumstances, it is not responsible for this ...
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