Another Reason to Love Wetlands: Blue Carbon


Results from a new U.S. soil survey could bolster efforts to monitor and protect wetlands around the world. (Nature)

Navigate American wetlands with our GeoStory.

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Coastal wetlands, like the brackish waters of Florida’s southern Everglades, above, are greater carbon sinks than tropical rain forests.
Photograph by Keith Ladzinski, National Geographic

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The Blue Carbon Initiative

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