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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead

By Matthew Brown and James Brooks  – Associated Press – November 5, 2019
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look. These are not the kind of phantoms that scare or haunt — they are ghost ponds. Over the years, landowners buried them, filling in wetlands so they had more land for planting crops and other needs, or let ponds fade away with neglect. Along with those ponds, they erased entire ecosystems — and contributed to the decline of wetlands worldwide. The result: an array of environmental calamities, ranging from rising floods to species hurtling toward extinction. There are some who are trying to reclaim these lost waterbodies.  Read full story here.



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