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26
Dec

New York Times: Fake Islands Bring a Dutch Lake Back to Life

LELYSTAD, Netherlands — Wildlife is flourishing inside an artificial archipelago on a lake just northeast of Amsterdam. Red clover, reeds and more than 100 other plant species grow, while thousands of birds fly overhead, feeding on the insects and small fish below. Read more here…
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21
Dec

NOLA.com: Backfilling oil and gas canals to restore wetlands: coastal news roundup

In this week’s coastal news roundup, WWNO’s Travis Lux talks with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune environment reporter Mark Schleifstein about a proposal by Louisiana State University wetlands scientist Eugene Turner to backfill hundreds of miles of oil and gas canals along Louisiana’s eroding coastline. Read more here…
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11
Dec

NOAA Adjusted Coastal Water Levels for Grand Isle Up by 3.3 inches

NOAA adjusted coastal water levels upwards – with the adjustment upwards of 3.3 inches of water levels (for the five year period 2012-2016) for Grand Isle, https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/s…/sltrends_station.shtml…
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06
Dec

Houma Courier: State’s coastal chief leaves for industry job

Governor names interim replacement.… The head of Louisiana’s coastal restoration program has stepped down to take a position in private business, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday. Johnny Bradberry had served as executive assistant for Coastal Activities and chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority since Edwards took office in 2016. Read more...
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04
Dec

NPR: ‘Retreat’ Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas

About 150 steps from John Imperato’s Southern California home, pavement gives way to an ever-shrinking stretch of soft sand. Imperato lives in Del Mar, a small, affluent town just north of San Diego. He spent his life savings to live here. He wanted to raise his son like he grew up, withing walking distance of...
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03
Dec

CBS: Shell ties executive pay to cuts in carbon emissions

Royal Dutch Shell is changing its tune on carbon, saying it will tie executive pay to shorter-term reductions in emissions. The world’s second-largest oil company on Monday said it would begin establishing carbon-output targets each year for the following three to five years in an effort to slash its carbon footprint in half by 2050...
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30
Nov

NOLA.com: Hundreds of Louisiana parks and wildlife areas benefited from canceled federal program

By Tristan Baurick – Several Louisiana conservation groups are calling on Congress to revive a federal fund that helped create some of the state’s most popular parks and wildlife areas. Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire in late September, putting in doubt one of the country’s most effective means of preserving...
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29
Nov

PHYS.org: Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

By Evelyn S. Gonzalez – A team of scientists has identified more ways to mitigate climate change. Restoring coastal wetlands, rewetting drained soils, preventing erosion and reconnecting wetlands to exchange with saltwater can reduce more greenhouse gas emissions if done together, according to their report. Read more here…
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24
Nov

Truth Out: Google Searches Reveal Public Interest in Conservation Is Rising

By Shreya Dasgupta – OK, Google: Has the general public lost interest in biodiversity conservation? Has people’s interest in environmental issues been overshadowed by climate change alone? Read more here…
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23
Nov

USA Today: U.S. impacts of climate change are intensifying, federal report says

By Doyle Rice – A massive report issued by the Trump administration on Friday emphasizes the dire threat that human-caused global warming poses to the United States and its citizens. Read more here…
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