Save coastal marshes and clean up polluted waterways with plant-covered rafts
By Rena Marie Pacella; Illustrations by Graham MurdochPosted 06.29.2007 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Where: Coastal areas
Cost: $800 million per square mile of island
The Problem The wetlands are losing ground. Crops and condos are rapidly overtaking much of the waterlogged land-home to thousands of bird and animal species-while pollution and sea-level rises take care of the rest. With this loss comes drastically reduced water quality, increased flooding of surrounding areas and the looming specter of the extinction of many species.