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On eve of Jim Marsh Classic, memories of Marsh resonate deeply with Jamal Crawford 30.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

In part to honor Jim Marsh, a three-on-three hoops tournament was started last year as a fund-raiser for the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation and Mentoring Works Washington. This year, the tournament was combined with a similar tournament at Emerald Downs and will take place Aug. 6-7.
Summer Boat Tour: Multiple Lines of Defense 29.7.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Amanda Moore, Deputy Director Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, National Wildlife Foundation What better way to spend a morning than on a boat, skirting storms and learning about the wetlands and levee system that protect the Greater New Orleans area? Last week, National Wildlife Federation , partnering with the City of New Orleans on a summer field trip series, led four boats filled with community leaders on a tour of the wetlands along the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) and the $1.1billion Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier. Our enthusiastic participants, including government officials, neighborhood leaders, landowners and academia, saw part of our city’s “Multiple Lines of Defense” system up close and personal with the guidance of Dr. John Lopez of Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation . First-hand learning experiences, like this boat tour, help us build awareness and empower stakeholders to be even stronger advocates for the coast and the resilience of our city. If you’d ...
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Tony Joe White brings Louisiana swamp rock to the Grammy Museum 27.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Singer, songwriter and mystical mood conjurer Tony Joe White brought his swamp-rooted music and mind-set to the Grammy Museum on Monday for a Q&A session and performance that ultimately turned into one of the rowdier events staged in the often sedate environs of the museum’s Clive Davis Theater.

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Dakota Access pipeline gets federal permit approvals in Iowa 27.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa has received the final federal permit approvals needed to proceed with construction. Documents posted by the Iowa Utilities Board Tuesday show the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved 60 river crossings in Iowa, a decision pipeline opponents hoped to stop. Bold […]
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Dakota Access pipeline gets federal permit approvals in Iowa 27.7.2016 AP Business
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa has received the final federal permit approvals needed to proceed with construction....
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Her sister's body was found in a swamp. Now she's charged with killing their mother. 27.7.2016 Washington Post
Her sister's body was found in a swamp. Now she's charged with killing their mother.
Luc Hoffmann, who helped start the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, dies at 93 26.7.2016 Washington Post
Luc Hoffmann, who helped start the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, dies at 93
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Tell the US Army Corps: Protect Our Streams and Shorelines 26.7.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Right now, the US Army Corps of Engineers is considering the best way to protect America's wetlands, rivers, and stream--and you have a limited amount of time to add your ...
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Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY 23.7.2016 AP Top News
STAR LAKE, N.Y. (AP) -- Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally....
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Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in upstate NY 23.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

STAR LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most impressive because it happened naturally. “It’s a testament to nature’s ability to heal itself,” said Grete Bader, a graduate student […]
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La Plata County settles land-use dispute in Animas Valley 23.7.2016 Durango Herald
Two Animas Valley property owners received a $72,500 settlement payment from La Plata County this week, resolving a two-year-old complaint over land-use regulations. The county paid the amount, plus mediation costs estimated at $2,500, from the county’s contingency fund to Sugnet Family Ranch and Tony Ray Whittle Trust, which own...
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Independent Scientists Release Recommendations for Building Land in Coastal Louisiana 21.7.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Independent Scientists Release Recommendations for Building Land in Coastal Louisiana
Independent Scientists Release Recommendations for Building Land in Coastal Louisiana 21.7.2016 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Contact: Jacques Hebert, jhebert@audubon.org , 504-264-6849 Independent Scientists Release Recommendations for Building Land in Coastal Louisiana Sediment Diversions Present Opportunity to Rebuild Louisiana’s Coast, Protect against Rising Seas (New Orleans – July 21, 2016) Today, the Sediment Diversion Operations Expert Working Group – a team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience working in coastal Louisiana – released key recommendations for operating Mississippi River sediment diversions to most effectively build and maintain land while considering the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries. Sediment diversions are engineering structures consisting of gates and channels that will be built into Mississippi River levees to allow fresh river water, sediment and other nutrients to flow into wetlands to help build and sustain land. These manmade diversions will mimic the natural processes that originally built the land of coastal Louisiana. Lessons learned in Louisiana ...
New construction training program launched to meet growing need 21.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne joined the Associated General Contractors of Colorado and other politicians and construction groups Wednesday to launch a program to help fill some of the 30,000 construction jobs that will be needed in the next seven years. Construction Careers Now will train people on various construction-career paths.
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Man missing after music festival found alive in swamp 19.7.2016 Philly.com News
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a 20-year-old New Jersey man reported missing following a Pennsylvania music festival has been found alive in a swamp, buried up to his waist in water and mud.
Rescuers use GPS from cellphone to rescue skydiver in swamp 19.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LEBANON, Maine (AP) — Rescuers have used GPS coordinates linked to a cellphone to help a skydiver who went off course during a parachute drop and landed in a swamp in Maine. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/29PFT0m ) reports the man was reported missing Sunday night after he jumped from a plane. Fire officials in […]
Donald Trump's Latest Swipe Against Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes No Sense 14.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Like he did shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Donald Trump later that day used his Twitter platform again to take a jab at Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court justice who has  assailed his candidacy  in recent days. But instead of calling for her resignation or suggesting she’s mentally unfit — trust us, she’s far from it — the celebrity real estate magnate offered this: If I win the Presidency, we will swamp Justice Ginsburg with real judges and real legal opinions! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016 On its face, the tweet is incomprehensible : How does one swamp someone with judges and opinions? And how is Ginsburg anything but a real judge who has written hundreds of real legal decisions with important precedential value for more than two decades? Could it be Trump made a typo and wants to “swap” her with someone else, which he can’t constitutionally do? Is he suggesting impeachment, which no one so far has dared propose, because it would likely go nowhere? Or maybe he just wants ...
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Lessons from the swamp: USC football will try to win the Helton way 13.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The gators congregate near the Heltons’ house in Everglade City, Fla., after big rains, when the rivers flood the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico with brackish water.

In one inlet, Clay and Tyson Helton have seen as many as 20 alligators. They call it Alligator Cove. Near there is where they make annual family...

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Wilderness Wanderings: Hike now to see wildflowers in the high country 13.7.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Prime high country hiking has arrived in our region, not only because it’s mid-summer, but the trails in our Mount Zirkel, Flat Tops Sarvis and Wilderness areas are now in peak condition. Most of the high elevation snow has melted, stream and river crossings are more manageable and the most popular trails have been cleared of the especially high number of downed trees we reported to you last month. And best of all, subalpine wildflowers are peaking in many areas. Just as the Friends of Wilderness and Forest Service trail crews endeavored to quickly clear trees off the trails, we’ll strive to present you with the most up-to-date information as to what wildflowers you can expect to enjoy. Sightings are courtesy of FOW volunteers who made it out to the trails within the past week. Please know that some flowers may be very localized — what’s blooming in shady sections of trail in lower elevation would be totally different from what you might find 2,000 feet higher. Also, nature tends to have her way — peak ...
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Shark attack! 1916 deaths sparked fear that endures today 6.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MATAWAN, N.J. (AP) — Until the summer of 1916, many scientists believed sharks would never harm humans. That myth was shattered when the first recorded multiple fatal shark attacks left four people dead at the New Jersey shore over a period of 12 days, sparking fears that endure today. Some thought a sea turtle was […]
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