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September 2, 2013 – 7,480 views
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Several decades ago, the channelization of streams and rivers was actually encouraged by a number of environmental groups and state agencies. It was viewed as an effective way to control the flow of major rivers and streams, all while containing them and controlling their path through developments, agricultural lands, and wetlands. Since channelization went mainstream, though, studies have been conducted into its effects on those wetlands, as well as the net positive impact that it has on stream erosion and the protection of the streambed. The results of those studies are decidedly mixed, and channelization has become... Full Story 
August 16, 2013 – 4,048 views
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Wetlands serve several functions such as flood storage and control, wildlife habitat, habitat for endangered animal and plant species, water quality protection, educational resources, aesthetics and open space, fisheries habitat, recreation, and erosion control. So wetlands play a critical role in maintaining a balance in the environment. As per the changes in the wetland regulations, the amount of area to be covered under the wetlands will increase... Full Story 
August 9, 2013 – 4,168 views
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Dam removal is said to be a process which can help in restoration of rivers and its habitat. In removal of dams, the engineers must find answers and a whole lot of data to understand the process of removal and post removal effects of a dam. Since this data is currently scarce, it is proving to be a challenging process for engineers. Before the process of removal of a dam is started, engineers need to pay close attention to the possible effects it will have on the surrounding habitat... Full Story 
July 19, 2013 – 1,536 views
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The Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Program refers to the conference that is aimed at being proactive in revitalizing old and abandoned buildings. This conference was targeted mainly at local government officials, non-profit organizations, as well as other organizations that focus on community development. Any individual interested in the program may become a part of it, and it is not specific to large organizations alone... Full Story 
July 10, 2013 – 1,579 views
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NEPA stands for National Environment Policy Act. The Act was signed into law when Richard Nixon was president, on the 1st of January, 1970. NEPA’s vision is to ensure a symbiotic relationship between man and nature. The Act in place tries to adhere to the welfare of Americans by addressing major concerns regarding socio economic needs for the present generation as well as the future generations. NEPA also strives to... Full Story 
June 20, 2013 – 1,618 views
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The construction industry is responsible for making the United States one of the best-developed nations on the face of the Earth. Construction has seen giant buildings built and great skylines transformed over the centuries. But once in a while, a proposed construction site would have some construction hazardous substance located on the site, where construction was about to begin. How the construction company deals with this episode is an important aspect of the business... Full Story 
June 10, 2013 – 1,579 views
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Community campaigns are a vital method of getting the local community to not only get educated about the environmental issues that affect their town, city, or locality, but also empower them to do something about the wrongs that are prevalent. Also known as community learning and development – the entire program is geared to encourage learning and development within these close-knit groups of individuals... Full Story 
May 17, 2013 – 1,591 views
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Wetland remapping is conducted by many states and agencies to regulate the usage of land. Currently, this exercise in New York is conducted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as well as the State of New York. Wetlands measuring up to 12.4 acres or more are regulated by the State. The exercise is cumbersome for applicants who are looking for new projects due to conflicting requirements by the two agencies... Full Story 

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