Latest Wetlands Stories
By Clinton Thomas Summer is approaching and the desire to be outside and enjoy the farm ponds comes right along with it. Excessive surface plant growth takes away the beauty of the ponds and can also destroy the natural balance of the pond.
Scientists have found that the ground is drying out in a 13,700-year-old peat bog, just another sign, they say, of the Earthâ€™s warming climate.
By M. Dirk Langeveld PARIS - Several proposed restrictions for Hall's Pond will be up for a public hearing Wednesday. The hearing will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Town Office.
By Julia Chan KOTA KINABALU: Sabah may get its first Ramsar site as early as October this year, during the 10th session of the Conference of Parties (COP10) to be held in South Korea.
By Chelsea Keeney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 7--Put the sailboats and fishing poles away -- Cunningham Lake is not ready yet.
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By CAROLE HAWKINS A northern McIntosh County developer cited last year for bush- hogging marshes and filling wetlands has signed off on a final agreement to reverse the damage.
By Nick Ferraro, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 26--A welcome surprise jumped out at Dave Haak as he sat near the shoreline at Lily Lake one sunny afternoon late last week -- and it wasn't a giant sunfish.
The water level of the Dalai Lake, the largest fresh water lake in northern China, has fallen about 3 meters since 2002, while its area has contracted by more than 500 square kilometers, said local authorities.
By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach Once upon a time, Lake Tecumseh and Back Bay were separate bodies of water in southern Virginia Beach, with thick, woody swamps between the two.
Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...
A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....
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