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How Will Sediment Diversions Impact Fisheries? 27.4.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Prior to its leveeing and control structures, the Mississippi switched course roughly every 600 to 1,000 years, finding a more efficient route to the Gulf of Mexico as it filled with sediment. Over the course of its history, the Mississippi has had 6 Holocene delta complexes, including the most recent Atchafalaya. Each delta complex experiences stages of compaction, subsidence, and building. This delta switching, combined with the high sediment load (7th highest in the world), has resulted in the ...
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Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off in New Orleans 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New Orleans • In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. A small slaughterhouse is butchering the wild pigs , which cause the state $76 million-plus in annual damage, and selling sausage to grocery stores and meat to restaurants, where chefs are turning it into savory prosciutto, chorizo and meatballs. “To me, it is the most interesting thing I have seen in years,” said Rene Bajeux, executive che... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump's Efforts To 'Drain The Swamp' Lagging Behind His Campaign Rhetoric 26.4.2017 NPR News
The phrase didn't originate with the Trump campaign. Advocates of tougher laws on political money and lobbying have used it for years.
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Delta Dispatches Podcast – New Orleans, A Coastal City 25.4.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Welcome to another episode of Delta Dispatchers with hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. On this episode of Delta Dispatches, Simone and Jacques speak to a couple of great guests about coastal restoration with Amanda Moore and Arthur Johnson. First, Simone speaks with Amanda Moore, Deputy Director of the National Wildlife Federation Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, to talk with Simone about the restoration of the Gulf Coast. Then Arthur Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable ...
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Saving the oddly pretty flower that mostly calls South Jersey its home 22.4.2017 Philly.com News
The swamp pink was designated as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1988.
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‘Drain the swamp’ more a Trump slogan than a practice so far 22.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president’s closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it’s a priority. Bannon said he “agrees […]
How Trump's swamp-draining words compare with his actions 22.4.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump began promising to &quot;drain the swamp&quot; while campaigning, with his rally crowds often chanting along with him. In October he outlined a few proposals he said would get the drainage started: Clamping down on lobbying, fundraising and even the number of terms lawmakers can serve....
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Trump secrecy moves threaten his ‘drain the swamp’ pledge 21.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president’s closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him it’s a priority. Bannon said he “agrees […]
So Much for "Draining the Swamp": Wall Street's Power Soars Under Trump 21.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Our action at Goldman Sachs on Tax Day was to draw attention to the 1% who profit from exploiting tax loopholes, criminalizing our bodies and cutting our services, says Renata Pumarol, deputy director of New York Communities for Change. Activists are moving beyond just rallying to more militant actions to shed light on the "swamp dwellers" who make Trump's economic policies. Members of New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and other groups protest outside of Goldman Sachs in New York City on April 18, 2017. (Photo: Courtesy of NYCC) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what works, what doesn't, what has changed and what is still the same. Today's interview is the 31st ...
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Seven Years After the Spill: Restoring the Louisiana Coast 20.4.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Glenn Watkins, Water Resources Campaign Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation It’s been seven years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I remember visiting Grand Isle in the spring of 2011, one year after the spill, and being shocked that I could still see the sheen of oil on the surface of wetlands and tar balls washing onshore. Now, seven years later, the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River Delta are still in urgent need of ...
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Dana Milbank: Trump's no populist. He's the Swamp Thing. 19.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • Last year, Mark Meckler, one of the founders of the tea party movement, had concerns about Donald Trump but gave the Republican nominee the benefit of the doubt, because Trump “at least says he’s going to attack” the crony-capitalist system. Now the conservative activist has revised his opinion. Trump “said he was going to D.C. to drain the swamp,” Meckler said in a recent Fox Business interview, but “now it looks like we’ve got the Creature from the Black Lagoon in the White House....
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Trump’s no populist. He’s a swamp monster. 18.4.2017 Washington Post
Trump’s no populist. He’s a swamp monster.
Delta Dispatches Podcast – Funding Coastal Restoration 17.4.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Thanks for listening to the latest episode of Delta Dispatchers with hosts Simone Maloz & Jacques Hebert. This week's episode is dedicated to just one thing: funding! Simone and Jacques will talk to their guests about the complex realities of funding coastal restoration in Louisiana. In the first half the show, Jacques will speak with Elizabeth Mabry, Senior Policy Manager, Ecosystems, Environmental Defense Fund to talk about the opportunities and challenges in securing funding in today's political realities. On the ...
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Trump Adding Former Lobbyists To Swamp, Giving Them Ethics Waivers 17.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Far from fulfilling his campaign promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, President  Donald Trump appears to be filling it with former lobbyists and consultants. The president has relaxed ethics regulations, eliminating a requirement barring lobbyists from joining agencies that they lobbied up to two years prior. Trump does require that former lobbyists not work on specific issues  linked to a past client. But it appears that regulation is not always followed. The New York Times and ProPublica have highlighted some especially worrisome hires in the executive branch, including White House energy adviser Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas company lobbyist, and Geoff Burr, a former construction industry lobbyist now working at the Department of Labor. A lobbyist may “de-register on Monday and enter the Trump Administration on Tuesday,” Craig Holman of the watchdog group Public Citizen told ProPublica — and could also quickly return to the private sector. Just last week, Bloomberg revealed that ...
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In South Jersey, a haven from sprawl and bustle gains new appreciation 15.4.2017 Philly.com News
Not far from busy Route 73, the Black Run Preserve’s 1,300 acres are where unusual flora and fauna flourish and visitors can briefly get away from it all.
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WTF Happened To Curt Schilling? 15.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The sign appeared in a window above Boylston Street as the Red Sox paraded through downtown Boston to celebrate the team’s first World Series title in 86 years. Schilling/Bush ‘04. It was a tribute to Curt Schilling, the pitcher who’d been brought to Boston to boost a team that hadn’t won baseball’s biggest prize since 1918 and that had choked away yet another shot at the World Series the year before. He’d delivered immediately, winning 21 games in the regular season. But it was in the postseason that Schilling became a hero. The Red Sox had trailed the New York Yankees, their hated rivals, three games to two in the American League Championship Series that October. Although he needed sutures to hold his right ankle together, Schilling took the mound in Game 6. He was built for these moments ― he’d never lost a playoff game when his team was facing elimination. Even as he winced in pain, even as the blood soaked through his white sock, he threw seven innings of one-run ball, and the Red Sox won. A night ...
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He's been deported twice and survived bandits, trains and swamps, but this Honduran immigrant remains hopeful about reaching the U.S. 14.4.2017 L.A. Times - World News

As a cold rain pelted the Mexican border town of Nogales, a young Honduran man and his two companions gathered outside a Catholic charity kitchen with other marooned deportees and would-be border-jumpers.

The mood was generally disconsolate, and with good reason: Most were broke, cold and hungry,...

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Letter: Trump's new swamp is full of millionaire crocodiles 13.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump said he was going to drain the swamp. I don’t know if he succeeded. His new swamp is full of hungry millionaire crocodiles, too. We could call the new Trump-approved swamp The Neverglades. Lane Wilson Midvale <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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South Sudan’s war disrupts farming, creates famine 12.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

THONYOR, South Sudan (AP) — “I went only with my fear,” said Gatluok Chuol. “If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me.” For several months last year, the 65-year-old South Sudanese farmer risked his life in order to feed his family. In July, when fighting erupted between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces […]
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South Sudan's war disrupts farming, creates famine 12.4.2017 AP Top News
THONYOR, South Sudan (AP) -- &quot;I went only with my fear,&quot; said Gatluok Chuol. &quot;If the soldiers found me, they would have killed me.&quot;...
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