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Not All Wetlands Are Created Equal

By Rachel Nuwer – New York Times Blog – January 24, 2012
To many, it’s a familiar scenario: a strip mall suddenly pops up in what was once a desolate quagmire or boggy boondock. But people are coming to realize that these seemingly wasted plots where land meets water provide a valuable ecological service. In addition to nurturing biodiversity, wetlands purify water, produce fish, store carbon dioxide that would otherwise contribute to global warming, and protect shorelines from floods, storm surges and erosion.
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/not-all-wetlands-are-created-equal/

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