Wetlands

February 25, 2015--Wetlands loss greater than any other ecosystem (Tucson News Now)

A wetland is land that is covered/saturated with water, permanently or seasonally. It usually has plants and animals not seen anywhere else that require a lot of water with areas of land as well. This ecosystem is vital to earth but is diminishing at an alarming rate. According to WWF's Living Planet Report 64 percent of wetlands have disappeared since the year 1900.


February 16, 2015--Scientists look at role of wetlands in battle against climate change (Phys.org)

The role rainforests play through storing carbon in the battle against climate change is well understood, but Deakin University scientists now believe the humble swamp, or freshwater wetland, could be up to 50 times more effective.


November 21, 2014--Dallas issues Wolf Creek decision (Valley Courier)

Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas announced his decision yesterday to approve a land exchange between the Rio Grande National Forest and Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV), the developer for the Village at Wolf Creek, which will provide Highway 160 access to the development. "We just did the best, mo


August 3, 2014--Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water (Washington Post)

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply.


June 27, 2014--EPA wants Western input on changes to 'waters of the U.S.' rule (KVNF)

The North Fork of the Gunnison River flows through southwestern Colorado. It’s a waterway the feeds into the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, which supplies drinking water to millions of people in the West. The North Fork is protected by the Clean Water Act under the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” The U.S.


May 1, 2014--U.S.D.A. announces $386 million in conservation programs (Northern Colorado Business Report)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for new conservation initiatives created by the 2014 Farm Bill.  The programs will provide up to $386 million to help farmers restore wetlands, protect working agriculture lands, support recreational activities and boost the economy, the agriculture department said.


April 14, 2014--Colorado wetlands to regain federal protection (Post Independent)

A proposed federal rule would restore protection to hundreds of Colorado streams and big swaths of wetlands, including beloved alpine creeks and the sandy washes of the Front Range that only hold water seasonally. The seasonal streams and disconnected wetlands long were covered under the Clean Water Act, but a pair of complex U.S.


March 27, 2014--GOP bill takes on EPA water authority (Water Online)

Water policy has become a rallying point for conservatives in Congress this year. The right is backing legislation known as the Defense of Environment and Property Act. The bill aims to cut back the federal government's authority to regulate wetlands. Sen.


March 4, 2014--Colorado River delta to receive infusion of water (San Diego Tribune)

The United States and Mexico plan to collaborate this month on a pilot “pulse flow” of Colorado River water into the river’s delta in Baja California, a move hailed as historic by environmental groups on both sides of the border. The release at Morelos Dam near near Algodones is expected to start on March 23d, Jack Simes of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said Monday.


February 16, 2014--Report describes the unfathomable cost of inaction on rising seas (InsideClimate News)

The world needs to invest tens of billions of dollars a year in beefing up shoreline defenses against rising oceans or it will face mind-boggling costs in the decades to come, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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