Report finds half of earth’s wetlands destroyed since 1900

Agence France-Press: An alarming 50 percent of the world`s wetlands have been destroyed in the last 100 years, threatening human welfare at a time of increasing water scarcity, a new report said. Wetlands serve as a source of drinking water and provide protection against floods and storms, yet they have been decimated to make space for housing, factories and farms or damaged by unsustainable water use and pollution. "In just over 100 years we have managed to destroy 50 percent of the world`s wetlands," said Achim......

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