wetlands

Protecting Wetlands Yields Staggering Economic Benefit, Study Finds – EcoWatch

“In terms of property damage, Sun and Carson found that a square kilometer of wetlands saved an average of $1.8 million per year. Over the next 30 years, an average unit of wetlands could save $36 million in storm damage.” Protecting Wetlands Yields Staggering Economic Benefit, Study Finds – EcoWatch The Revelator Mar 13 Climate […]

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California Adopts New, Welcome Wetlands Protection Rules

“The Board’s action comes none too soon.  170 years of filling and development projects have reduced California’s historic wetlands resources by 90{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2}.  The depletion of the state’s coastal wetlands is even more alarming: fully 95{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of California’s coastal wetlands have been destroyed.  It was only in recent years, after the vast amount of this environmental destruction

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UPDATE: TAX ON WINE GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

MARCH 26, 2017 UPDATE: The reaction of residents to the idea of taxing the wine industry for grapes in the same way cannabis growers are being taxed on marijuana crops is growing, as evidenced by another letter in yesterday’s Santa Rosa Press Democrat: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6805574-181/sundays-letters-to-the-editor A tax on grapes EDITOR: The approval of Measure A, taxing

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