Study Finds Staggering Economic Benefit From Protecting Wetlands — The Revelator — Coyote Gulch

From The Revalator (Kimberly M. S. Cartier): For example, in Florida, the loss of just 3% of wetland coverage resulted in $480 million in property damage during just one hurricane. Mangrove forests, marshes, and seagrass beds protect inland areas from storm surges and strong winds. Over long periods, coastal wetlands like these build up sediment […]

via Study Finds Staggering Economic Benefit From Protecting Wetlands — The Revelator — Coyote Gulch

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