News tagged with wetlands

The Amazon: from wetland to river

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do you turn a mega wetland into the world's largest river? By continental tilting, suggests an international team led by a University of Sydney group.

Nov 22, 2010
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Scientists Warn of Louisiana Coastal Erosion

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers, including three from Boston University, have released findings suggesting that current plans to introduce fresh water to inland marshes around the Louisiana Gulf Coast may weaken protective ...

Aug 06, 2010
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UH salt marsh expert studies damage to Gulf Coast

A giant vacuum powered by a lawnmower engine may not seem like a tool for scientific study, but salt marsh experts from the University of Houston are using the contraption to study the effects of the oil spill on insects ...

Aug 02, 2010
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Little African grebe becomes extinct

A tawny water fowl that lived in a tiny corner of Madagascar is extinct, wiped out by an introduced species of predatory fish and by nylon fishing nets, conservationists reported on Wednesday.

May 26, 2010
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Disappearing ducks?

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, according ...

Feb 01, 2010
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Peat fires drive temperatures up

Peatlands, especially those in tropical regions, sequester gigantic amounts of organic carbon. Human activities are now having a considerable impact on these wetlands. For example, drainage projects, in combination with the ...

Nov 30, 2009
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