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Wetlander's Pick of the PostsWhy Do We Measure Wetlands Loss In Football Fields?

By Jesse Hardman – WWNO – March 3, 2015
What happens when you combine the most popular sport in the U.S. with one of the most dire environmental situations in the country? The catchy analogy that a football field sized piece of Louisiana coastal wetlands is lost every half-hour. 110 million people tuned in to the 2014 Super Bowl. Sandwiched between $4 million commercials from Budweiser, Chrysler and Doritos was something a little less expected, but certainly football related. The America’s Wetland Foundation paid for a commercial about coastal wetlands degradation that began: “An American treasure is being lost. Louisiana loses a football field of land every hour to coastal erosion.” For full story, click here.

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