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State Attorneys General Express Strong Support for Clean Water Protection Rule 16.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Becky Hammer, Project Attorney, Water Program, Washington, DC: This morning, a group of Attorneys General representing seven States and the District of Columbia publicly announced their wholehearted support for an important effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore legal...
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CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure 16.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Can the NGO-business hook-up accelerate efforts to put nature to work to protect cities and coastlines?

CH2M Hill, Nature Conservancy aim to grow green infrastructure
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Brains of kidney donors seem built for generosity 16.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
As if giving a perfectly good kidney to a total stranger wasn’t enough of a distinction, it turns out that extreme altruists have bigger brains and are better than the rest of us at reading signs of distress in facial expressions.
Don't Think of a Clean River 16.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
It's mystifying, but the debate over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to 60 percent of the nation's rivers and streams has centered mostly on ditches. That played out last week in Congress, when the House passed a bill, H.R. 5078 , to block EPA's proposed clean water rule. The rule isn't about ditches. But if it isn't, what is it about, and why are the opponents so worked up over it? Here's what the polluters don't what you to know: it's all about our rivers. Americans care about our rivers, from the Hudson to the Mississippi to the Colorado. We fish in them, swim in them, paddle in them. They're where we take our kids to summer camp. They provide us with drinking water. When our rivers were catching on fire 40 years ago, Congress passed the Clean Water Act with overwhelming support to restore and protect them. But practically from the get-go, developers, oil companies, factory farms, and other polluters tried to poke holes in the law. They filed ...
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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat 13.9.2014 AP National
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) -- For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys....
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In drought, “pop-up” wetlands provide bird habitat 13.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Yuba City, Calif. • For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California’s Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that’s drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field — hundreds of them — are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly sou...
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In Drought, 'Pop-Up' Wetlands Provide Bird Habitat 13.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long journeys. The new arrivals to the field — hundreds of them — are dowichers, says conservationist Greg Gulot, standing on a dirt berm and focusing his binoculars to identify a wading bird that is one of the first to fly south in an annual migration that brings 350 species to California's Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys. With millions of birds on their way from the Arctic and subarctic and the drought cutting critical wetlands to as little as one-sixth, the field is one of the first to come on line this fall under a new program of "pop-up" habitats. Conservationists are temporarily renting 14,000 acres from rice farmers and flooding them just long enough to give the migrating birds the rest and food they need to survive their ...
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For migrating birds, rented and flooded farm fields augment wetlands in California drought 13.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat 13.9.2014 Yahoo: US National
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically reducing places where they can rest on their long ...
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Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger 12.9.2014 NPR Health Science
They discovered signs of a water nymph that lived 19 million years ago. It's called Jaggermeryx naida because in imagining this creature, they were reminded of Jagger by its "mobile and tactile lips."
U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card 10.9.2014 NPR News
Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.
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Don't Let Misinformation Prevail Over Clean Water 10.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill known as H.R. 5078 , "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014." This bill threatens to muddy the waters for America's wetlands and undermine the Clean Water Act. The bill would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward with an important rule that clarifies which waters, and in particular wetlands, fall under the protection of the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act aims to prevent activities that harm or pollute the nation's rivers, streams, lakes and coastal waters. America's wetlands are critical for our livelihood. Rainfall percolates from our wetlands to aquifers to recharge our water supply. Wetlands improve water quality by filtering out pollutants. Wetlands buffer against flooding and provide crucial habitat for birds and other wildlife. All of these benefits support local economies. But these marshy wonderlands are being destroyed faster than they can be restored. A recent ...
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UK creates new wetlands to manage floods. Naysayers moan. 9.9.2014 TreeHugger
It might be hard to grasp, but "putting birds before people" can help people too.
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Record Arizona rainfall swamps cars, leaves 2 dead 9.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Joseph Friend was driving his blue Chevrolet S-10 pickup onto Interstate 10 when a huge wave of floodwater kicked up by a big rig truck pushed his truck off the highway.
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Record Arizona rainfall swamps cars, leaves 2 dead 9.9.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Joseph Friend was driving his blue Chevrolet S-10 pickup onto Interstate 10 when a huge wave of floodwater kicked up by a big rig truck pushed his truck off the highway.
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TIFF 2014: Eddie Redmayne's Stephen Hawking transformation 9.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
TORONTO -- Barely an hour after a crowd roared its admiration at his Toronto International Film Festival world premiere, “The Theory of Everything” actor Eddie Redmayne had swung by the after-party for his movie and amiably hung out with some friends and also the occasional...
Record Arizona rainfall swamps cars, leaves 2 dead 9.9.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
PHOENIX (AP) — Joseph Friend was driving his blue Chevrolet S-10 pickup onto Interstate 10 early Monday when a huge wave of flood water kicked up by a big rig truck pushed his truck off the highway.
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Record Arizona swamp cars, lead to 2 deaths 9.9.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
PHOENIX (AP) — Joseph Friend was driving his blue Chevrolet S-10 pickup onto Interstate 10 early Monday when a huge wave of flood water kicked up by a big rig truck pushed his truck off the ...
USDA to spend $328 million on conservation easements 9.9.2014 Twincities.com: Business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.

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Mathematical minds multiply at Toronto film fest 9.9.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
TORONTO (AP) — In the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything," two college girls rush into a '60s-era Cambridge party before the sight of the attendees stops them in their ...
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