Latest Wetlands News

Colorado Gov announces new state park in western mountains

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private ranch with ponds, springs and rare wetland plants in Colorado's western mountains will be part of a new state park, Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday. Joined by state and federal parks officials, Polis announced the 488-acre ranch near...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 11, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 8, 2021. Editorial: Sex trafficking is an evil beast that steals freedom, wrecks lives, destroys families A councilman running for re-election in the Cleveland suburb of Elyria told a Dispatch reporter that he felt the urge to...

California spill not the environmental disaster first feared

Oct. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — After a crude oil sheen was detected on the waters off the Southern California coast, environmentalists feared the worst: A massive spill that would wreck the ecosystem. A week later, the region and its signature beaches appear to have...

Corps of Engineers considers nature-based flood control

Oct. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test the limits of concrete and steel. ...

Birds, wetlands may bear early brunt of California spill

Oct. 04, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Since a pipeline spilled crude off the California coast this weekend, only a handful of oiled birds have been recovered in what environmental advocates said could be a hopeful sign for the region's wildlife. But they said it's too soon to...

Booms, skimmers among tools used to cleanup from oil spills

Oct. 03, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Crews on Sunday deployed skimmers and floating barriers known as booms as they tried stop oil from a massive spill in Southern California from further fouling the beaches, wildlife and protected wetlands of the area. Authorities have...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 28, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Hoosiers should welcome Afghan refugees to communities Indiana has captured part of the national spotlight following the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, playing host to more than 6,000 refugees airlifted out...

Project will link lakes to restore marsh, reduce flooding

Sep. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Work is getting underway to connect two lakes along the Illinois and Indiana border — a project that will one day restore wetlands, reduce flooding and allow fish to travel between Lake Michigan and marshland on Chicago's Southeast Side. Powderhorn...

Weed sniffin’ dogs root out noxious plants along Snake River

Sep. 11, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Finn the Labrador retriever was tuckered out, and her master, Lauren Wendt, knew it. This dog’s dogs were barking, the result of two consecutive days of her pooch pads pounding on the weathered, rounded rocks omnipresent along the Snake River. ...

EXPLAINER: How wetlands can help buffer Louisiana storms

Sep. 01, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

A multi-billion dollar system of seawalls, levees, pumps and other flood controls helped shield New Orleans from the surge of ocean water swept up by Hurricane Ida. But Ida also encountered natural barriers like wetlands that act as a “speed bump” and blunt the impact of storms. ...