November 16, 2017
Photo: Richard Unsworth
The Atlantic Ocean of 2017 is a shadow of its former self. Study after study shows that these habitats have  been destroyed and  degraded by poor water quality, destructive fishing practices and coastal developments.  But there is a potential solution: ocean rewilding. 
( via The Conversation)

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Tierra Resources, a wetland restoration company, is trying a new tactic in the fight against coastal land loss - carpet bombing marshes with mangrove seedlings.
(via The Times-Picayune)

Photo: Annie's
More than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, creating a bigger disconnect between people and the land than ever before. As our connection to the land continues to fade, we risk losing appreciation for healthy ecosystems and the ways they support our daily lives. (via Greenbiz)

Photo: University of Manchester
An innovative £1.2m project led by The University of Manchester aims to demonstrate that landscape restoration could be a low-cost way to reduce the risk of flash flooding in rural communities near steep upland streams and rivers.  (via University of Manchester)
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The study, released by The Nature Conservancy, said that by conservation  and reforestation, about 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emission could be reduced by 2030.  (via ZeeNews)

Join SER and authors An Cliquet, Afshin Akhtarkhavari, and Anastasia Telesetsky, for a webinar on November 27 discussing their new book: "Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law."
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The course will address the new and latest scientific and technical advances in land restoration with the purpose of combating desertification. It will be held over a period of 1 week, from 5 to 10 February 2018, in morning and afternoon sessions.
The Environmental Studies Program is accepting applications for Autumn 2018. For nearly 50 years, they have provided students with the literacy, skills, and commitment needed to create a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world. Deadline is January 15, 2018.
Restoration Ecology Special Issue:  Synthesis of Everglades Research and Ecosystem Services
Restoration Ecology released a Special Issue focused entirely on restoration projects in the Florida Everglades. It featured the work of the Everglades Foundation, as well as studies on restoration and ecosystem services throughout the Everglades. Open access through 2017!
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