For a year he lived in the marshes
waiting till Tha should keep his promise.
The tiny village lay behind them, silent and asleep; in front, nothing but the marshes
, uninhabited, lonely and quiet, the golf club-house empty and deserted.
We can thus understand the localisation of sub-genera, genera, and families; and how it is that under different latitudes, for instance in South America, the inhabitants of the plains and mountains, of the forests, marshes
, and deserts, are in so mysterious a manner linked together by affinity, and are likewise linked to the extinct beings which formerly inhabited the same continent.
Historic maps, remote imagery and field surveys reveal that a terraced sequence of four salt marshes
has arisen on a decadal-centennial time-scale over a frontage of about 4 km at Northwick and Aust warths exposed to westerly to northerly winds on the east bank of the Severn Estuary, UK.
are in danger of being turned from famous waterlands to wastelands Miles of reed stalks and baked mud are all that can be seen of much of Iraq's ancient marshes
this year, as a lack of water threatens to turn one of the world's most important wetlands to wasteland.
Some of the inner marshes
have actually eroded faster than some of the extreme coastal areas," says Gary Fine, manager of the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center in Galliano, Louisiana.
With each passing year, the sinking city has become doubly defenseless against hurricanes due to the loss of a natural line of protection: The marshes
(swamps) and the barrier islands (long narrow islands that run parallel to the mainland) that cradle New Orleans are vanishing.
Among the other widely known problem spots is the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge in New York, where salt marshes
suffer from a perfect storm of sediment starvation, dredging, wastewater effluent and even wave action from boats that threatens to drown them by 2020.
Field studies in Iraq conducted during the past year suggest that some of the region's ecologically devastated marshes
could be restored, scientists reported at a meeting on Feb.
Not surprising to the Marshes
is the casualty toll from the Nairobi bombing - at least 74 killed and more than 1,600 wounded - because of the location.
look remarkably uniform: Low and flat, they are a luscious green in the spring and summer, tan to brown in fall and winter.
A few towns across the country are proving that a low-tech, low-cost system of constructed marshes
can turn a "disposal problem" into a resource.