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The Enemy of the Good

Almost 30 years ago as a baby writer in Los Angeles I covered the Playa Vista project, a real estate development that included the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands south of Marina Del Rey. My wife and I used to … Continue reading

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Edenville Finger Pointing — The Plot Thickens

The owner of the Edenville Dam claims he asked the local Wixom Lake Association for financial help to repair the Edenville Dam. According to News 12 in Flint, Michigan, he says they refused, and now that the dam has collapsed … Continue reading

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Rescue Beavers

Placer County, California, considers spending millions to restore the dry, Doty Ravine creek bed, decides instead to spend $58,000 re-establishing the creek’s beaver population. Damion Ciotti, a restoration biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who led the project, … Continue reading

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Take This Stream and Shove It

The interesting case of the Raccoon River in central Iowa. One of the Ten Most Endangered Rivers in the Country because of agricultural runoff. An attempt at voluntary reduction of farm runoff hasn’t worked. An attempt to address the problem through the courts has also failed. Continue reading

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Lights From Above

I know you were wondering, “What would be a good indicator of the broad, real-world adoption of solar technology that’s unglamorous, local, and below the media radar?” As it happens, a press release crossed my desk this morning: for the … Continue reading

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Environmental Remediation/Restoration Market

MarketsandMarkets estimates growth from USD 104.6 billion in 2021 to USD 158.8 billion by 2026. Bioremediation technology is expected to account for the largest share of the environmental remediation market by 2026. The bioremediation segment is expected to lead the environmental remediation market … Continue reading

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Alabama Spends Deepwater Horizon Settlement Money

They’re undertaking wetlands restoration and economic development in Mobile Bay, the Perdido River, and the peninsula in between. A $302 million slate of restoration projects approved Wednesday by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council includes well over $20 million in … Continue reading

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French Fries for the Environment

Wendy’s is recycling cooking oil to make diesel fuel. Wendy’s recently-released Corporate Responsibility Report cites its partnership with DAR PRO Solutions, a Darling Ingredients brand, for producing 2.8 million gallons of cleaner-burning renewable diesel from 24 million pounds of used … Continue reading

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Carbon Removal Marketplace

There have long be mitigation banks that sold chunks of wetlands restoration projects to small developers who would rather not have to manage their own no-net-loss restoration credits. But this is something new — or, at least, something I’m unfamiliar … Continue reading

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Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Forests

Article from Reuters: Seagrasses play a large role in regulating ocean environments, storing more than twice as much carbon from planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) per square mile as forests do on land, according to a 2012 study in the journal … Continue reading

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