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  Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to a Grand Valley State University researcher. The impact of climate chan...
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping farmers and ranchers protect farmlands and wetlands through a new conservation program. Farmers and ranchers are keeping land in agriculture and in some cases creating new wetlands through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Landowners agre...
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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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While the earth is blessed with 11 quintillion gallons of fresh water, waste and inefficient distribution systems have turned this theoretically inexhaustible resource into a key commodity for long-term investors, nations and non- government groups to fight over. The investment opportunity is vast,...
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Mangrove forests are one of the most important weapons in the fight against climate change. Not only do they directly store huge amounts of carbon, but they actively capture additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and sequester it in their soils. When mangroves are destroyed, huge quantities o...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
The culmination of the five-year project has been the development of an integrated action planning toolkit on wetland conservation and management, which can be adapted to help provide bespoke solutions to protect valuable ecosystems around the globe. Launched today at events in China, India and Vie...
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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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Before Disney World, Silver Springs in Central Florida was for decades one of the state's most popular tourist destinations.Even if you've never visited Silver Springs, you might have seen it — if you're old enough. The 1960s television show Sea Hunt was filmed here, as were countless movies includi...
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One quarter of the US' rivers and streams have fish with elevated mercury. At least our rivers don’t light on fire anymore. Inspired by a well-publicized fire on the Cuyahoga River in 1969, the passage of the Clean Water Act in the US led to huge reductions in water pollution. Despite those positiv...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
If you've never heard of the Sacramento Delta, you're not alone. Even people who live in California aren't too sure where it is. But the Sacramento Delta is crucial to the health of the state, and climate change is threatening the delta's very existence. The Sacramento Delta is a small triangle of ...
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Posted by on in Lakes/Rivers/Wetlands
Feb 2, 2010 - Today is World Wetlands DayPlan a visit to a wetland soon, you may be surprised at how beautiful they are! For more than 25 years, February 2nd has been designated as World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are under-appreciated in many areas. First we have to drain the swamps, is still a common...
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Antibiotics, Antimicrobials And Antifungals In Waterways "Rivers, creeks, lakes, estuaries, basins, sea waters and wells have been reported to be contaminated by several of these compounds," says Dr. Sauve, adding that a previous review by the scientific team also demonstrated that pharmaceuticals ...
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Article by:  Laura Tull Summary: Volunteering for Earth Day/ Week can not only help the environment, but can educate, preserve history, and memories for the future. This past Weekend groups of eco friendly individuals gathered in New York, Boston, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco...
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Posted by on in Animals
20-03-2009 A new report based on 40 years of data analysed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, state government wildlife agencies, and non-governmental organizations including Audubon (BirdLife in the USA), shows that birds are sending an important and troubling message a...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Source ABC, October 29, 2008Frogs and salamanders are disappearing in Yellowstone National Park and researchers at Stanford blame their decline on global warming. These amphibious indicators of the environment are the kind of discovery that, for a Ph.D. candidate, can be the makings of a career. So,...
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About 4 out of 10 freshwater fish species in North America are in peril according to major study by Canadian, US and Mexican scientists. See The Associated Press, Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, 9 11 08 for more. When will we get it, waterways are not toilets. Pollution kills and hurts the econom...
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