Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Hurricanes are the United States’ deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey are the costliest hurricanes on record. They both resulted in approximately $125 billion worth of damages, and over 1,500 fatalities. Hurricanes also pose the biggest threat to coastal residents. As of 2010, 39% of the […]

a boat rests on top of a pier after a hurricane

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Wetland Forests

Guest post by Nataly Perez Manrique Wetland forests are swamps. They’re areas where water floods the soil. This can either be during the whole year or varying periods of time throughout the year. Swamps are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. They’re comparable to coral reefs and rainforests. They support wildlife and […]

a clump of pitcher plants, found exclusively in wetland forests

Happy World Wetlands Day

This World Wetlands Day we’re celebrating and bringing attention to wetlands as a source of freshwater. We’re also encouraging actions to restore, protect, and stop their loss. Water and wetlands are connected in a coexistence that is vital to life, our wellbeing, and the health of our planet. The contribution of wetlands to the quantity […]

Wetland Wanderer and the American Amazon

Happy World Wetlands Day! In honor of this special day, we’re celebrating wetland biodiversity. Wetland biodiversity matters! Why? Swamp vegetation filters pollutants, making water safe to drink Wetlands provide livelihoods for one billion people and help feed the world Peatlands store 30% of land-based carbon Lakes and rivers supply food and medicine Wetlands protect communities […]

Photo of Lucia in a Wetland in Alabama

Forests and The Clean Water Act

Wetland forests in the US are our communities’ best protection from the worst impacts of climate change like increased flooding, drought, and degradation of our water quality. But the Trump Administration wants to eliminate protections for wetland forests, streams, and other wetland areas. Under this new proposed rule, many wetland forests like floodplain forests and […]