Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

Wetlands

by Fiona Harvey, Grist Highlights According to a new study, restoration of Earth’s most degraded areas along with protections for areas still in good condition would help store an amount of carbon equivalent to half of all human-related greenhouse gas emissions since the industrial revolution Restoration and protection would prevent 70% of anticipated species extinctions … Read more

Green infrastructure can be cheaper, more effective than dams

Wetlands

by Daniel Cusick, Scientific American Highlights A new report from the National Wildlife Federation and Allied World suggests that nature-based solutions to extreme weather events could save more money and result in less disaster-related damages compared to engineered projects such as dams, levees, and sea walls The use of nature-based infrastructure, such as living shorelines … Read more

Wetlands prevent hurricane damage. Economists now know how much

Wetlands

by Eric Roston, Bloomberg Green Highlights: According to a new study, wetland preservation will be increasingly important to protect Atlantic and Gulf Coast communities against hurricanes and cyclones. The study evaluates how much wetlands are worth based on the cost of the damage caused by storms One square kilometer of wetlands is worth almost $2 … Read more