restoration

Water Scarcity Agricultural diversions, dams and climate change have led to the loss of 85 percent of the water in Lake Urmia, a lake that once covered 5,000 square kilometers, Bloomberg News reported. Iran’s president said the country is initiating efforts to restore the lake, which are expected to take 10 to 15 years to […]

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Water Supply It is likely that California will record its driest year ever in 2013, and dry conditions are expected to continue for the third winter in a row, USA Today reported. The dry conditions are expected to create water shortages for farmers and will increase the risk of large wildfires next year. An article […]

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Plans to capture and store carbon have failed to gain traction around the world amid the current global recession and the fading government support for climate action, the Guardian reported, citing the International Energy Agency. Is the Central Intelligence Agency treating its climate change studies as classified information? The North American rush to produce oil […]

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Wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin is in the floating leaf stage by early June, with a single shoot lying on the water’s surface. This is considered one of the most critical—and and dangerous—stages in the rice’s life cycle. The plants are just beginning to change physiologically from exchanging gases with the water column to exchanging gases with the air. Therefore, they are very susceptible to heavy rains and flooding events that can either rip out the young plants by the roots, or drown them. June 6, 2011.

For generations, the upper Great Lakes region has boasted harvests of wild rice, growing in Lake Superior and other watersheds within the basin. But disease, dams, and climate change are now endangering the uncultivated bounty.

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Protecting natural capital provides significant benefits at a fraction of the cost of restoring a degraded ecosystems.

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A legendary Greek lake, dead since the 1960s, is making a comeback.

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Once described as the place of earthly paradise and source of life, the “Garden of Eden” marshes in southern Iraq threaten to become a cracked relic of a dying nature.

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Protection for 2.1 million acres of land and 1,000 miles of rivers.

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For all those environmentally conscious tax payers who tossed their share of loose change into the proverbial wishing well of the federal budget, the optimism might soon pay off.

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As U.S. Sugar seeks to sell segments of its land, multiple interests are now wrangling for a bite from a plate the state of Florida thought it had almost already secured.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – The state of Florida is buying 300 acres of land in the Everglades from U.S. Sugar, but the process has slowed due to financing uncertainties.

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