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Curtis Taylor, head of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife section, retires suddenly http://ow.ly/JVYhW
West Virginia is getting a new wildlife chief. Curtis Taylor, who headed up the Division of Natural Resources' wildlife section for 14 years, retired abruptly on Monday. DNR Director Bob Fala said Taylor's retirement went into effect immediately. Asked about the suddenness of the move and what ...
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Mississippi River Forum: “How Futures Research Might Lead Us to a More Resilient Mississippi River” March 13, 8 AM, Minneapolis http://ow.ly/JV6NA
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Waterfront Bulletin for March 2015 http://ow.ly/JV60O
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Minnesota Gov. Dayton's proposal calling for vegetative buffer strips along the state's waterbodies to be discussed at Farm Forum http://ow.ly/JUNQC
Gov. Mark Dayton's January proposal calling for vegetative buffer strips along the shores of every body of water in the state continues to be a hot topic among environmental and agriculture groups.
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USEPA Webinar: Water Quality Modeling: Basics and Beyond; the role of modeling in water quality investigations; March 26, 1 PM EDT http://ow.ly/JUMFk (registration required)
TimeZone (America/New York). (UTC-11:00) Pacific/Midway, (UTC-11:00) Pacific/Niue, (UTC-11:00) Pacific/Pago Pago, (UTC-11:00) Pacific/Samoa, (UTC-11:00) US/Samoa, (UTC-10:00) America/Adak, (UTC-10:00) America/Atka, (UTC-10:00) Pacific/Honolulu, (UTC-10:00) Pacific/Johnston, (UTC-10:00) Pacific/ ...
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House votes to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September, providing $25 million for FEMA predisaster mitigation fund http://ow.ly/JUHrK (story here: http://ow.ly/JUIjW)
H.R.240. Latest Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015. Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] (introduced 1/9/2015) Cosponsors (None) Related Bills: H.RES.27, H.R.861, S.272. Latest Major Action: 3/3/2015 Resolving differences -- House actions. Status: On motion that the ...
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Capitol Hill This Week - What to Watch For - UPDATED http://ow.ly/JUFoG
Below are the U.S. House and Senate activities currently scheduled for the week that relate to Mississippi River Basin water resources. Links are provided to the relevant committee web pages, and, where appropriate, to pieces...
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Feedlot Update - March 4 http://ow.ly/JVoNO
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Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana seeks to fill Science/Technical Director position (March 31 deadline) http://ow.ly/JUYtS
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Why Midwestern farmers want to break the Cuba embargo http://ow.ly/JUO72
In Cuba, Midwestern farmers try to put muscle behind new anti-embargo push.
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The Horinko Group's "Sustainabulletin" quarterly newsletter looks at water and wastewater public–private partnerships http://ow.ly/JUNhr
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White House threatens to veto two House bills aimed at changing how EPA uses science in rulemaking http://ow.ly/JUJTJ
The White House said the bills would change the way the EPA uses science.
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Welcome to the Northeast-Midwest Institute's Mississippi River Basin policy analysis Google+ page, maintained by Mark Gorman of the Northeast-Midwest Institute's Mississippi River Basin Program. Here you will find musings, science, facts and opinions-both profound and mundane-about the River region, its people and natural resources, and their nexus to the Washington, DC political and policy scenes.Comments and other written contributions are always appreciated.