After hanging out two of my kids at Anphibian Night last Friday, being inundated with rain Saturday night and passing lots of standing water this morning on the way to work, I thought wetlands would be a good topic today.
First up, “Louisiana Begins Wetlands Repair with Mississippi River Sediment” at the Environment News Service. All I can say is, it’s about time!
Next up, another topic that’s been going on quite a while, the everglades in Florida. Among the articles I’ve seen lately on the topic, we have “Everglades Restoration Plan Shrinks” by Damien Cave at the Environmental News Network via the New York Times and “Water Quality Upgrades Planned for Northern Everglades Estuaries-“, at the Environment News Service.
To give you some idea of the current situation with wetlands, we have “Coastal Wetlands May Get Climate Change Boost, Before Being Overwhelmed by Rising Seas” by Matthew McDermott at Treehugger.
Finally, to show that this is happening worldwide, there is “Wildlife at Risk as Iraq’s Marshlands Shrink Again” from the Environment News Service.