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American Avocet

Why Chicks Need Potholes

I find this strange to say, but I want more potholes. Not the failure-of-asphalt kind that wreak havoc with cars. I want more of the kind Mother Nature makes, the …

6 Wildlife Facts for World Wetlands Day

Forty-four years ago on February 2, 1971, on the Caspian Sea, a group of forward-thinking world leaders gathered to set-forth a framework for international cooperation to conserve the world’s wetlands. This day, World …

spoil banks in inundated wetlands

A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give …

Planning for Climate Change in Michigan Coastal Wetlands

How will Great Lakes coastal wetlands fare in a changing climate? It is clear that coastal areas may be subject to a diverse set of impacts, ranging from warmer water temperatures, significant water level changes, generally decreased ice cover, and increased spring storm events.

Dirtying the Clean Water Act

The scene in the House Natural Resources Committee room was tense. The Subcommittee on Water and Power was holding a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Water Rule, …

Tweet for Clean Water

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to restore protections for many of our nation’s most vulnerable wetlands and streams, and the EPA wants to tell you about it and hear what you have …

Wood frog by Dave Huth.

5 Frogs Coming to a Pond Near You

The beginning of spring signals the return of frogs to local vernal pools, streams, and wetlands. Frogs are amphibians, which means “double life,” because they live part of their lives …

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal …

Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of …

Gulf Coast Wetlands Rapidly Declining

The Gulf of Mexico is losing more wetlands than anywhere else in the United States and it is losing them more rapidly than ever before, according to a new federal …

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