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Wetlands serve a variety of important ecological functions including feeding downstream waters, trapping floodwaters, recharging groundwater supplies, removing pollution and providing fish and wildlife habitat.

EarthTalk: The Importance of Preserving Wetlands

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why are wetlands so important to preserve?  — Patricia Mancuso, Erie, PA Wetlands include swamps, marshes, bogs, riverbanks, mangroves, floodplains, rice fields—and anywhere else, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that saturation with water is the dominant factor…

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Understanding the ecosystem services provided by wetlands is key to climate change mitigation and a healthy environment for future generations

Climate Change and Wetlands: The IPCC Weighs In

The IPCC NGGI Wetlands Supplement marks a step forward in the international effort to expand the scope of national greenhouse gas emissions inventories.