The United States Environmental Protection Agency granted $10 million to the Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands
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
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
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.