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Climate change affecting prairie birds as much as habitat loss

November 11, 2019

The grasslands of the Canadian Prairies are a hidden gem for bird watchers, with millions of migratory birds…
A wetland. Image credit: USFWS/Public Domain
Microbe from New Jersey wetlands chomps PFAS

September 20, 2019

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are building up in the environment, and scientists are becoming concerned. These substances,…
Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West

March 20, 2019

New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West –…
Heavy metals control the ‘breath’ of wetlands

October 25, 2018

The wind in the willows might be the sound of the wetlands breathing. Respiring bacteria at the water’s…
Tracking dragonflies, citizen scientists gain insight to Arboretum’s wetlands

October 13, 2018

Dragonflies catch the eye as they hover, dart or swoop over ponds and wetlands. To a careful observer,…
Wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrate pollution

February 8, 2018

A study by University of Minnesota researchers provides new insights to demonstrate that multiple wetlands or ‘wetland complexes’…
Study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrogen pollution

February 5, 2018

In agricultural regions such as the U.S. Midwest, excess nitrate from crop fertilizer makes its way into rivers…
Westernmost, low-lying region of Louisiana coast on track to drown under sea level rise

March 20, 2017

Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, which serve as bulwarks against waves and rising seas, the state’s…
Up to four-fifths of wetlands worldwide could be at risk from sea level rise

February 25, 2016

Researchers have modelled how wetlands might respond to rising sea levels, and found that as much as four-fifths…
Shore Thing: Scientists Develop New Way to Fund Coastal Restoration

December 18, 2015

University of Virginia environmental scientists have co-authored a new methodology to encourage global coastal restoration on the voluntary…
Harvesting invasive cattails to restore marsh biodiversity

August 17, 2015

The diesel-powered harvester roars as ecologist Shane Lishawa crashes through dense, 7-foot-tall cattails toward an experimental plot established…
Scientists discover mechanisms regulating methane emissions in freshwater wetlands

July 1, 2015

Freshwater wetlands are the largest natural source of methane going into the atmosphere, despite taking only a small…
NASA ‘Eyes’ Study Louisiana’s Changing Wetlands

June 18, 2015

NASA recently completed an intensive study of Louisiana Gulf Coast levees and wetlands, making measurements with three advanced…
Wetlands’ ability to overcome sea level rise threatened

December 5, 2013

Left to themselves, coastal wetlands can resist rapid sea level rise. But humans could be sabotaging some of…
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