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Does the Clean Water Act Protect Wetlands?

This is a guest post by Fiona Ouma, a 2023 Duke Fellow at Dogwood Alliance. What is the Clean Water Act? The Clean Water Act (CWA) is a federal law in the United States. It plays a significant role in safeguarding the country’s wetlands. Wetlands are an important part of our ecosystem. They’re often vulnerable […]

The Clean Water Act & Forests: What You Need To Know

The Clean Water Act (CWA) is in the news again. From what WOTUS means, to what it means for forests, we’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Read on to learn more. How did the Clean Water Act regulations come to be? We created the Clean Water Act in a time of environmental crisis. It […]

forest river with stones on shores at sunset

Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]

Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Worse

Hurricanes are the United States’ deadliest and costliest natural disasters. Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey are the costliest hurricanes on record. They both resulted in approximately $125 billion worth of damages, and over 1,500 fatalities. Hurricanes also pose the biggest threat to coastal residents. As of 2010, 39% of the U.S. population resided in coastal shoreline […]

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9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Wetland Forests

Wetland forests are swamps. They’re areas where water floods the soil. This can either be during the whole year or varying periods of time throughout the year. Swamps are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. They’re comparable to coral reefs and rainforests. They support wildlife and provide several important ecosystem services. Here […]

a clump of pitcher plants, found exclusively in wetland forests
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