Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nature's defense

Report: Virginia wetlands are ‘shelter from the storm’

Wetlands in Mason Neck State Park, Virginia.

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Augusta Free Press

Sufficient wetlands remain in Virginia to hold enough rain to cover the city of Hampton in more than 30 feet of water, according to a new report. The analysis also says the state’s wetlands are at risk from pollution and development, however, and so is the region’s natural shield against flood damage.

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Entry point for Mass. pipeline a sacred site

Keene Sentinel

The two-story high Pulpit Rock, a geological formation carved over centuries, is a sacred and serene place that's fast becoming the symbol of anti-pipeline sentiment in Winchester, Mass.

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Md. oversight of stormwater cleanup faulted

Baltimore Sun

Maryland's second highest court has faulted state oversight of local efforts to control polluted runoff, in a case that could have bearing on legislation in Annapolis repealing fees for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.

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