Wetlands

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.


January 5, 2014--Report: Great Lakes only region to gain wetlands (Wall Street Journal)

The eight-state Great Lakes region — extending from western New York to eastern Minnesota— was the only section of the U.S. where coastal wetland acreage increased during a five-year period when scientists took extensive measurements with satellites and field photography.


September 24, 2013--Obama Administration moves to protect drinking water for millions of Americans (Water World)

The Obama Administration proposed a rule to restore protections to small streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act (CWA) after those protections were eroded following two Supreme Court decisions. The ruling has been supported by some environmental organizations, inlcuding American Rivers.


October 20, 2012--Zinks win environmental award for wetlands work (Durango Herald)

The Colorado Riparian Association has awarded Patti and Ed Zink its Excellence in Riparian Management award for 2012. The recognition reflects the couple’s environmental stewardship, community service and their hours of volunteer time.


September 2, 2012--Drought limits migrating birds' rest stops (USA Today)

Millions of migrating ducks, geese and other waterfowl will find fewer rest stops on their way south this fall — more fallout from a drought that has parched marshes, ponds and wildlife refuges on flyways between North and South America.


May 11, 2012--Population pressure impacts world wetlands (Science Daily)

The area of the globe covered by wetlands (swamps, marshes, lakes, etc.) has dropped by 6% in fifteen years. This decline is particularly severe in tropical and subtropical regions, and in areas that have experienced the largest increases in population in recent decades.

April 26, 2012--House GOP votes to gut Clean Water Act (Summit Voice)

A long-running battle over Clean Water Act policies took another turn this week, as the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to block the Obama administration from implementing new policy guidance that would reinstate protections removed by the Bush administration.


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