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Climate change could leave Pacific Northwest amphibians off guard: Study

IMAGE: TO DEVELOP THE MODEL, THE TEAM COLLECTED DATA FOR 121 WETLAND SITES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK AND NORTH CASCADES NATIONAL PARK. (CREDIT: MAUREEN RYAN/UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON) The wildfires raging in Washington’s forests resulting in dry Pacific Northwest lowlands may affect the region’s amphibians like frogs high and dry hopping elsewhere, said a new study. The study forecasts changes ...

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Swamps, wetlands key in fight against climate change: study

Swamps and wetlands could be 50 times more effective than rain forests in storing carbon, an Australian scientist researching the topic said Monday. Researchers at Victoria’s Deakin University found swamps bank up to one-third of the carbon found in terrestrial soils, yet only occupy 4 percent of the planet’s land surface. They are confident that wetlands will be a huge ...

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Odisha preparing management plan for wetlands: CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the state government was preparing a comprehensive management plan for 17 important wetlands in the state. “Comprehensive management plans for 17 important wetlands of the state are under preparation. The services of Wetlands International are commissioned by the Odisha Wetland Development Authority (OWDA) for formulation of comprehensive management plans of important wetlands ...

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