Water & Oceans

After Centuries Of Draining This Swamp, U.S. Now Wants To Save It

"In southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge has been dramatically altered over the past few centuries by human development, creating an environment more vulnerable to both floods and wildfires. Now, a federal project is trying to restore some of the swamp's natural habitat and other characteristics through a $3 million effort that aims to reverse some of that damage."

Source: NPR, 07/06/2017

Aging Oil Pipeline Under Great Lakes Should Be Closed, Mich. AG Says

"Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called for a deadline to close a controversial portion of an oil pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac, a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes. The pipeline has had more than two dozen leaks over its lifespan, and parts of its outer coating have come off."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/03/2017

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