The importance of wetlands

Coastal habitats like wetlands are vital for protection from storm surge and flooding. With the rapid expansion of urban development in many major cities, that protection often gets lost and can lead to catastrophic loss of property and human life, like what we’ve been seeing in Houston this past week from Hurricane Harvey.

https://qz.com/1064364/hurricane-harvey-houstons-flooding-made-worse-by-unchecked-urban-development-and-wetland-destruction/

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