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May is National Wetlands Month

May is National Wetlands Month

May is National Wetlands month!  Why does that matter?  Because wetlands are tremendously important and among the most productive ecosystems in the universe -- okay, maybe not the universe, but the planet -- holding the space for a wide variety species to...

The State of the Earth 2022

The State of the Earth 2022

The State of the Earth 2022 Not your typical Earth Day post by Pam Lazos There are only two roads in life, growing and dying. Tolbert McCarroll, Notes from the Song of Life Earth Day 2022.  If you want to know how it all started, you can read last year’s post on the...

On the Road to Dakar — Fairmount Water Works Presents!

On the Road to Dakar — Fairmount Water Works Presents!

The Fairmount Water Works of Philadelphia:  Embracing History and Technology to make Education an Integral Part of Good Water Governance By Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Today, Day Three of the World Water Forum, Ellen Schultz, Director of Education...

Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

What could possibly go wrong?  How do we get it right?  An interview with fashion designer, Resa McConaghy. Three plus decades ago, my Aunt Marylou gave me two black dresses, both sheaths, both high-quality knit — if I had to guess, a blend of linen and cotton — one...

Swamp Love Trifecta

Swamp Love Trifecta

Show me the money!   If I told you one-eighth of the world's inhabitants depend on wetlands for their livelihood you would probably say I'm crazy.  They're just swamps, right?  Yes they are swamps, and yet, the Chesapeake Bay, the Louisiana Bayou, the Okefenokee...

Okefenokee

Okefenokee

Swamp Love, Redux The Okefenokee National Wildlife Area — a giant peat boggy swamp listed on the Ramsar Site of wetlands of particular ecological importance — is a swath of swamp approximately 438,000 acres in size and one of the largest intact freshwater ecosystems...

May is National Wetlands Month

Swamp Love

Swamp Love by Pam Lazos Today, February 14th, is Valentine’s Day, a universal day of love. But is there something more to Valentine’s Day than overpriced roses and chocolates? Let’s discuss. The Greeks had seven different words for love which you can read more about...

CELEBRATING THE MAJOR USA FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION LAW

CELEBRATING THE MAJOR USA FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION LAW

CELEBRATING THE MAJOR USA FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION LAW ARE THERE LESSONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES STRIVING TO MEET SDG 6? by Stan Laskowski This year, 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage on the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA, 1972). Before that...

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