Kavya Balaraman –  E&E News –  Climatewire –  May 12, 2017
Chris Lowie has been keeping a watchful eye on the pitch-black waters of the Great Dismal Swamp for more than a year. The swamp, a 112,000-acre tangle of lush vegetation and dark soil with a name out of a fairy tale and a history that dates back to George Washington, has seen better times. After centuries of being drained and logged, the swamp, straddling the Virginia-North Carolina border, has transformed from a moist wetland to a dry mass of peaty soil that's constantly emitting carbon and frequently sparking wildfires. But Lowie, the manager of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, thinks he's figured out a way to bring it back to normal: by controlling its water flow. For full story, click here.