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Corpus Christi selected as award winner for climate planning

Photo caption: Heather Wade, left, a coastal planning specialist with the Texas Sea Grant College Program and member of the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice, presents Danielle Converse, Environmental Services Superintendent with...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 06, 2013

Study assesses values of headwater wetlands

Storm drains, such as this one in Bay Minette, Ala., keep the church parking lot dry but send water much too quickly into the wetland, overwhelming its natural filtration process.

Anderson checks the level, speed and volume of the water running into the Bay Minette site. The cloudy, fast-moving water and high, dry banks are both signs that the wetland’s filtering system may be compromised.A healthy headwater wetland acts like a sponge, taking in water from surrounding land and holding it while it filters out nutrients and other impurities before eventually releasing cleaner water downstream. 

In a Mississippi-Alabama Sea...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 05, 2013

Exhibit to join Blessing of the Fleet celebration

The Alabama Working Waterfront Coalition will present the Alabama Working Waterfront Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at Bayou La Batre's 64th Annual Blessing of the Fleet celebration. The exhibit will highlight the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 30, 2013