Here’s Why Wetlands Are Crucial for the Environment

At first glance, wetlands might not seem that important. Often viewed as murky and bug-infested, these swamps, shallow lakes, estuaries, and peat bogs are so much more. One of the world’s largest stores of carbon, wetlands also provide ample freshwater, and are home...

Can Planting Trees Help Combat Climate Change?

Climate change is a massive global concern, but simply planting more trees likely won’t do much to combat the issue. In July 2020, researchers Pedro H. S. Brancalion and Karen D. Holl published the paper “Guidance for Successful Tree Planting Initiatives” in the...

Pythons May Soon Hit Florida Restaurant Menus

If you’re into exotic meat, you might soon need to make a trip to the Sunshine State. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has teamed up with the Florida Department of Health to determine whether Burmese pythons are safe for human consumption. In the...

PA Gets $187,000 From the EPA for Wetlands Restoration

In late October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Program announced a $186,619 grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The funds will be used to create a web-based tool for its wetlands program that will help boost restoration...