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White Arkitekter: Visitor Centre Vattenriket

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A stunning wetlands nature center in Sweden

In a nature reserve just outside of Kristianstad, Sweden architecture firm White Arkitekter has created this landmark public building that maximizes views of the wetlands wilderness outside. Dubbed the "Naturum Vattenriket," the visitor center is situated in a nature reserve, a summer refuge for a variety of waterfowl. Because of the wetlands location, the building is raised......read more

Cleaning Up the Clean Water Act

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EPA proposes enhanced protections for streams and wetlands

The Obama administration has proposed a new rule that would give the federal government regulatory authority over millions of acres of wetlands and about 2 million miles of streams. The regulation would clarify that the EPA has jurisdiction over waterways intermittent streams — the kind that only flow seasonally, or after heavy rains — and riparian wetlands. That will mean......read more

Muddy Waters

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In support of broad protection for wetlands and streams under the Clean Water Act

Michael Brune for the Huffington Post: With a couple of decisions in 2001 and 2006, the Supreme Court managed to break the Clean Water Act by calling into question what Congress meant by "the waters of the United States." The existing law had been working just fine for almost 30 years. When the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, about two-thirds of America's lakes, rivers, and coastal waters......read more

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