importance of wetlands Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • Wetlands five times more efficient at reducing nitrate than the best land-based conservation practices….

    We came across this interesting article that adds further weight to the value of wetlands in our agricultural and urban environments… The agricultural regions of the U.S. Midwest have a problem with excess nitrate from crop fertiliser making its way into rivers and streams through subsurface drainage channels and agricultural ditches.  High nitrate concentrations in waterways are harmful […]

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  • Climate scientists unlock the secrets of blue carbon

    Results from a new analysis of 1,900 soil cores collected around the United States could bolster efforts to monitor and protect wetlands around the globe. Tidal wetlands come in many forms, but they could be more alike below the surface than anyone realised. Whether it’s a mangrove forest in Florida, a freshwater swamp in Virginia […]

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  • Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2016

    ARRC is celebrating World Wetlands Day 2016, and we would love you to join us! Wetlands play an incredibly important role in our environment. They provide countless benefits; a freshwater supply, biodiversity, flood control and groundwater recharge. Wetlands are also incredibly valuable in sequestering carbon. Furthermore, more than a billion people make a living from […]

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