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Publication of paper on the Universal Rights of Wetlands A new paper entitled “Towards a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Wetlands” was published (online early) in the journal Marine and Freshwater Research.  It is available and downloadable through open access. The manuscript was prepared as part of the Rights of Wetlands Initiative of the Society of Wetland Scientists.…

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World’s leading aquatic scientific societies urgently call for cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions Dire consequences for freshwater and marine resources without significant and fast action Bethesda, MD (September 14, 2020).  In an unprecedented statement released today, 110 aquatic scientific societies, including SWS and representing more than 80,000 scientists across the world, joined forces to sound a…

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking reviewers The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking reviewers for its first order draft of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, as indicated in this outline. Wetlands and wetland management are relevant in several places: Volume 1, chapter 1; Volume…

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SWS San Juan Statement on Climate Change and Wetlands SWS issued the Society of Wetland Scientists San Juan Statement on Climate Change and Wetlands at the 2017 SWS Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 5 – 8, 2017. Over 200 attendees signed the statement in support. The Statement reads as follows: “The following participants…

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SWS tells Congress amendment 3140 to Energy Policy Modernization Act would make climate change worse Dear Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Harry Reid, Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell: We are 65 research scientists and practitioners who study energy, soils, forested and wetland ecosystems and climate change. We are writing in our individual capacities…

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