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27 May 2010
Wetland Scientists Wade into Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Wetland Scintists call for inspection of all offshore oil operations, moratorium on new drilling and extraction. In response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the following is a statement released by the Society of Wetland Scientists. Statement from the Environmental Concerns Committee Society of Wetland Scientists Dennis F. Whigham, Chair Stephen W. Broome Curtis J. Richardson Robert L. Simpson Loren M. Smith May 18, 2010 Coastal wetlands are essential components of …
15 May 2010
No Wetlands, No Seafood
Oyster bed on Florida Gulf Coast. Base photo credit: USGS Any Questions?
1 April 2010
A Look at Rivers from Space
The above photo is a false-color image taken from the Landsat 7 satellite in 2000. The Lena River Delta is frozen most of the year but, during the summer, thaws into an enormous wetland complex of about 11,000 square miles. It’s a wildlife refuge. The Lena River flows into the Laptev Sea, on the north coast of Russia. Here’s a view of the Lena River Delta taken near the ground. …