Environmental Protection

Wetlands


Western Lawmakers Oppose Clean Water Restoration Act

Letter to congressional leaders points out that Senate bill 787 would give EPA and Army Corps of Engineers the power to regulate all inland waters.

Eco-Tourist Owner: Barbados Endangered Wetlands

Peter Allard, who owns a facility in Barbados, filed a complaint against the government alleging it violated its obligations at Graeme Hall Swamp.

Organism Color Changes Indicate Change in Salt Levels

SETI Institute and NASA are using a Zeppelin over San Francisco Bay to gather data for a predictive model of microbial ecosystem change.

Panel to Consider Coastal Wetlands for Sequestration

Restore America's Estuaries is organizing a group of experts to develop a greenhouse gas offset protocol for wetland restoration projects.

FHWA Honors Flatiron for Innovative Construction

Company used erection gantry to drive pile and protect Pamlico-Tar River and wetlands.

American Rivers Names 8 Water-wise Cities

The list features cities in Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Washington Adopts Wetland Mitigation Banking Rule

The Department of Ecology rule should help coordination and provide timely review of proposals of wetland mitigation banks.



Task Force to Review Post-Katrina Restoration

Work on restoring Louisiana's coastline has yet to be completed four years after Hurricane Katrina caused billions of dollars in damage.

DOI Adopts Standard for Mapping Wetlands

The wetlands mapping standard is expected to enhance the quality and consistency of wetlands data.

DOI Adopts Standard for Mapping Wetlands

The wetlands mapping standard is expected to enhance the quality and consistency of wetlands data.

Everglades Plan Approval Spurs on Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have approved the master agreement, which will allow restoration to begin on the Everglades.

Everglades' Plan Approval Spurs on Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have approved the master agreement, which will allow restoration to begin on the Everglades.

Union Pacific to Restore Streams, Wetlands and Pay Penalty

Failure to get appropriate Clean Water Act permits for altering streams will cost Union Pacific Railroad about $31 million in restoration projects and $800,000 in penalties.

Marshes and Mudflats Star in San Francisco Bay Exhibit

NOAA-funded exhibit highlights the estuarine research system, focuses on important habitat.

Honolulu Filled Stream with Concrete, Fill Materials

EPA orders city and county to stop and restore the streambed and banks of Maili'ili.

Water System Better Using Green Solutions, Report Says

Aspen Institute report calls for integrating built and natural infrastructure and removing barriers to water management.

NOAA, Partners Restore 2,000 Acres of Texas Wetlands

Chevron Corp., Texas and federal agencies worked to restore and enhance more than 2,500 acres of coastal wetlands in Port Arthur, Texas.

S.D. Study Links High Mercury to Lake Expansion

Wet cycles can cause prairie lake expansions that drive elevated levels of mercury, according to South Dakota State University research.

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