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Category: Water Quality :: Wetlands
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Rare flowers are sprouting in Cook County’s forest preserves: ‘It was like a dead zone and now it’s come alive' 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rare flowers are increasingly returning to Cook County's forest preserves as crews work to restore the habitats that allow such plant life to grow.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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Post Premium: Top stories for Aug. 31-Sept. 6 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As Colorado's climate continues to warm, bringing with it more frequent drought these past 20 years, water is an increasingly valuable commodity -- and one that's absolutely necessary to fuel the development boom along the Front Range.
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High Lake Ontario water and its coastal wetlands 5.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Studying Lake Ontario’s coastal wetlands affected by the water level fluctuations.
Captive-bred Blanding’s turtles released into the wild: ‘To bring them back from the brink of extinction is a monumental undertaking’ 3.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Wednesday’s journey into the marsh featured the first cohort in 25 years that included captive-bred turtles from Brookfield Zoo.
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The wilds of one Lake Ontario bay reveal how coastal habitats suffer from a changing climate and human choices 1.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Throughout the Great Lakes basin, about 70% of wetlands have vanished, and coastal areas in particular have lost 50% of their wetlands, mainly because of urban development and agriculture.
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Signs of Progress as the Katrina Anniversary Approaches 29.8.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Signs of Progress as the Katrina Anniversary Approaches
NFL linebacker Cassius Marsh buys Tom Segura's home in Woodland Hills 21.8.2020 LA Times: Business

NFL linebacker Cassius Marsh has paid $1.875 million for the Woodland Hills home of married comedians Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky.

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Poseidon's Huntington Beach desalination plant still in choppy waters 6.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Does Orange County need all that expensive water from Poseidon's proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach?

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COVID-19 strikes Washington state farmworkers and swamps rural hospitals 5.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Jamaican farmer Earl Edwards died Friday in quarantine housing for foreign laborers in Washington state, where he worked in a cherry-packing facility. A coronavirus outbreak at one of Washington state's largest fruit farms has renewed concern for agricultural workers, who live and work in close quarters.

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In HBO film, Ken Buck suggests he will leave Congress soon 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
In an upcoming HBO documentary, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck paints a bleak picture not only of Congress but also of his own political party and the conservative movement in this era of President Donald Trump, before suggesting he will retire soon.
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Missing Valparaiso man with dementia found dead: Rod Moore, 75, former Valparaiso U. trainer, went missing June 30 9.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
On the “Bring Rod Home Safely” Facebook page, the family thanked everyone, “from the bottom of our hearts, for your love and support. Rod was so loved.”
Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers 6.7.2020 WRI Stories
Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintFlooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Photo by Isaac Pacheco/U.S. Coast Guard The 2019 flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas Rivers in the United States impacted 19 states and caused $20 billion in losses. Waters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana stayed above flood levels for 211 days, longer than any flood in its recorded history. The long-lasting flood kept farmers from harvesting food,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic 1.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were  ordered  to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned seven decades ago. Foret chairs the tribal council of the  Grand Caillou/Dulac Band  of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, which has lived along the bayous south of Houma, Louisiana for generations. When Foret was a child in the 1940s and ’50s, her family packed up every fall and moved to a trapping camp at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Her father caught mink, otter and muskrat, which he sold to traders for their pelts. During trapping season, the family lived in a wood-frame house, insulated with newspaper and illuminated with coal-oil lamps. They ate what they grew and hunted: garden vegetables; ducks; and the coots French-speaking Louisianans call pouldeau. Self-isolation was the norm. "We stayed weeks and weeks and weeks without ...
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Wave of coronavirus threatens to swamp hospitals in Texas, Florida and other states 26.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Skyrocketing coronavirus case levels threaten to overload medical systems in Texas, Florida and other states seeing new infection waves.

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Amid More Frequent Bonnet Carré Spillway Openings, Upriver Diversions Can be a Solution 24.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Amid More Frequent Bonnet Carré Spillway Openings, Upriver Diversions Can be a Solution
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3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation 17.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published in World Resources Institute . In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. The flooding and erosion are exacerbated by the destruction of natural mangrove forests. These forests absorb the brunt of waves’ impact, significantly reducing both the height and speed of waves reaching shore. And mature mangroves can store nearly 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare, thus mitigating climate change while also helping communities adapt. Without mangroves, 18 million more people worldwide would suffer from coastal flooding each year (an increase of 39 percent). That’s why in Demak, Java, a diverse group of residents, NGOs, universities and the Indonesian government are working together on the "Building with Nature" project to restore a ...
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Policy News: June 15, 2020 15.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Use Emergency Provisions of Environmental Laws to Speed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduce bills to reform NEPA permitting. COVID-19 Delays Competition for NEON Management Battelle Memorial Institute will continue to manage NEON in the ...
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Tulsa Health Official Warns Trump Rally Could Swamp Local Hospitals’ COVID Capacity 15.6.2020 Mother Jones
The top public health official in Tulsa wishes Donald Trump would stay away next week. When the president recently announced he would resume his in-person arena rallies after they were put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, his first scheduled stop was set for the Oklahoma city on June 20. While the campaign plans to […]
How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop 4.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop Jesse Klein Thu, 06/04/2020 - 01:45 Cranberries are more than just an American Thanksgiving Day tradition; they also are a tradition of the American land. The crop is one of only three native cultivated fruits in North America. Because the plant is actually meant to grow in the natural environment, many growing and harvesting practices already help the surrounding land and could be considered sustainable, under normal conditions. The berry grows best in boggy, water-soaked soil that can’t be used for many other crops. And every one acre of cranberry bog requires 5.5 acres of wild marsh needed around it — a built-in wetlands preservation strategy.  "It's a symbiotic relationship," said Chris Ferzli, director of global corporate affairs and communications for Ocean Spray, the well-known agricultural co-operative, which generates annual revenue of about $2 billion. "The water in natural land supports the cranberry bog and in return, ...
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