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a. an area of swampy or marshy land, esp considered as part of an ecological system
b. (as modifier): wetland species


An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency granted $10 million to the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Program.
Our results indicate that individuals in both samples believe that flood protection is very important, but a higher proportion of individuals in the New Orleans sample feel that both coastal wetland restoration and improved transportation are very important.
Long before Katrina, coastal wetlands were disappearing because of considerable human influence and disruption in the natural processes of a deltaic coast.
One lesson that can be derived from these recent disasters is the critical role of coastal wetlands in protecting inland areas.
According to studies carried by the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Britain, 40-50 percent of the world's remaining coastal wetlands will be lost by 2080, due to a combination of drainage for agriculture, urban sprawl, and the effects of a 1-meter sea level rise.
CWPPRA: Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act
Sabrina Venskus explained, "A properly functioning coastal wetland ecosystem must include upland habitat.
The poll, which was fielded on November 8, 2006, surveyed 1096 people from across the country and focused on the national impact of Louisiana's coastal wetland loss.
RES), the leading mitigation solution supplier to oil and gas companies, pipeline and midstream operators and government agencies, announces the further expansion of its Louisiana coastal wetland restoration efforts.
Policy initiatives should create new market mechanisms and establish protocols for coastal wetland use in carbon sequestration.
They are also stressing that because retreat is not possible in urban areas, making further loss of intertidal habitat inevitable, coastal wetland restoration projects must be significantly increased.
This new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant will expand coastal wetland monitoring around the Great Lakes basin, U.

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