Latest Wetland Stories
- Migratory bird stop between North and South America at risk BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 6 /PRNewswire/ - A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality. The Graeme Hall wetland is the last remaining mangrove in Barbados - a red mangrove forest that has existed for no less than 1,300 years.
The loss of wetlands in the prairie pothole region of central North America due to a warmer and drier climate will negatively affect millions of waterfowl that depend on the region for food, shelter and raising young.
Australian scientists have announced the worldâ€™s first successful large-scale restoration of a coastal wetland being devastated by acid runoff.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty-three percent of threatened and endangered species in the United States depend on wetlands during some stage of their life cycle. Despite their recognized value to the environment, more than 80,000 acres of wetlands continue to be lost in the U.S.
Phosphorus is an essential element in production agriculture, however fertilizer runoff and wastewater discharge have led to massive eutrophication problems in water bodies worldwide.
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TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the New Jersey Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership (NJCWRP) today recognized recipients of 10 CWRP grants, whose projects have helped restore and enhance aquatic habitats in New Jersey.
Global warming is speeding the release of carbon dioxide, a chief greenhouse gas, from underground peat in subarctic wetlands, Dutch research indicates. The research suggests rising temperatures are adding to the magnitude and velocity of global warming, Free University plant ecologist Ellen Dorrepaal and colleagues write in the journal Nature. Their research shows that raising temperatures about 1 degree Celsius accelerates total ecosystem respiration rates by as much as 60 percent, creating...
ATLANTA, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southern Company (NYSE: SO), the U.S.
The Lucia widow (Palpopleura lucia) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habitat in tropical and subtropical habitats near rivers, swamps, wetlands, lakes, and marshes. The total population number of this species is not known and it is threatened by habitat loss due to drainage modifications and...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.