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View from the blog-o-sphereResearchers say urban wetlands can improve water quality

By Donnelle Eller – Des Moines Register – October 30, 2013
Researchers looking at urban wetlands said cities and towns — even homeowners — can use them to capture nutrients that can degrade nearby rivers, lakes and streams, slow flood waters, and provide important habitat for wildlife.
But building urban wetlands would likely play a small role in the action needed statewide to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorous that’s been blamed for creating the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico, said researchers. For full story, click here.

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