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What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was a Los Angeles? A common misconception—one that resonates with genuine concerns about the city's aridity and reliance on imported water—is that the city's natural state is desert. But early accounts of the landscape painted a different picture, ...
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Mopti — At the noisy market in Mali's central city of Mopti, 49-year-old Alimatou Maiga complains about how hard it is to find big fish for sale these days. Extracting a dried fish from a dish full of others, Maiga said supplies have become less plentiful even though the region is Mali's main sourc...
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Costa Rica's Environmental Court ordered the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) to stop a local company from causing further damage to Caletas wetlands, located in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. According to the ruling, the farming company Agropecuaria Caletas S.A. built a fenc...
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  The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission on Wednesday appealed to the public to support conserve the country's wetlands. It said: "Well preserved wetlands provide great opportunity for leisure and tourism that can contribute to Ghana’s natural wealth, poverty reduction, economic grow...
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  Many coastal wetlands worldwide — including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast — may be more sensitive than previously thought to sea-level rise projections for the 21st century.     U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists drew this conclusion from an international research&n...
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