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Paradox lost: wetlands can form in deserts, but we need to find and protect them

An oasis in the Sahara Desert, Libya. Patrick Poendl/Shutterstock Stephen Tooth, Aberystwyth University; Peyton Lisenby, Midwestern State University, and Timothy J. Ralph, Macquarie University Once dismissed as dank and bug-infested backwaters – good only for draining and destroying to make farmland – the world’s wetlands may finally be having their moment in the sun. In the UK, the government is …

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