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31 January 2020

World Wetlands Day 2020 – wetland biodiversity and why it matters

February 2nd is World Wetlands Day. This annual celebration began back in 1997 to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. There is a different theme determined each year, with the 2020 theme of Wetlands and biodiversity. The connection between wetlands and biodiversity is a critical one that needs urgent attention, according to the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands. In …


6 December 2019

Peatlands release more methane when disturbed by roads

Roads built through acidic wetlands may make greenhouse gas emissions from the wetlands spike by damming natural water flow, according to a new study in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.