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Wetlands

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  • Protect Maryland's streams and wetlands [Letter]

    Protect Maryland's streams and wetlands [Letter]
    As field organizers with Clean Water Action, we inform residents about environmental issues and ask them to contact elected officials to take action. We are currently working on the most important water campaign since the passage of the Clean Water Act in...
  • Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding

    Smartphone app, online map help Hampton Roads pinpoint flooding
    Can street flooding be crowdsourced? Apparently so, as the Norfolk-based environmental group Wetlands Watch hones its Sea Level Rise app to enable the public to issue and receive real-time alerts about waterlogged streets. When the app launches in a...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • Continuing care communities pair amenities with health benefits

    Pat and Arne Cook thought they'd made their last, best move when they retired to a golf community on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga., 17 years ago. The couple had lived for 25 years in Connecticut, where they raised their four children. Avid golfers,...
  • Missing Orlando man found in the woods

    Missing Orlando man found in the woods
    The 23-year-old Orlando man who went missing in the woods was found in fair condition near a wooded, swamp area Wednesday morning, officials said. Jonathan Hernandez was last seen about 12 p.m. Monday in front of Cypress Creek High School, where he was...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • University School of NSU takes new approach with 'Shrek: The Musical'

    In most fairy tales, characters simply wait for miracles to happen. Some characters fight dragons, befriend talking donkeys while others set up camp at a private swamp. One thing is for sure, Shrek The Musical performed commendably by the students of...
  • Allow peat harvest to restore wetlands: My Word

    We live in an area that has a lot of wetlands that have been impacted in negative ways. Some wetlands have dried up over time, due mostly to development resulting in lowering the surface-water table. This shortage of water has caused a major decline in...
  • Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state

    Slush Puppie creator leaves wilderness to state
    Will Radcliff, who made his fortune selling Slush Puppie drinks, cherished a spread of Florida wilderness so much he sold it a decade ago for preservation but at a discount so he could hang out there until his death. In 2004, when asked what it was like...
  • Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters

    Arnie, Obama, and tax dollars: Letters
    An Arnie moment I watched with great interest the Golf Channel special on Arnold Palmer called "Arnie." It was an interesting story of his life and how he has impacted golf and the sports world. It made me think how he has impacted my life. We all...
  • Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration

    Volunteers help clean up Fort McHenry Wetland while organizers talk Chesapeake restoration
    Discarded bottles, empty bags of chips and errant playground balls littered the shoreline of the Fort McHenry Wetland, a 7.5-acre hub of biodiversity home to hundreds of plant and animal species. "Anything that floats ends up downstream," said Laura...