Aug. 28, 2021

Quick News: Diane Jeantet writes about the retreat of the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland

Quick News: Diane Jeantet writes about the retreat of the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland

Today's Quick News takes us to Brazil via a story published in the Melbourne Age and written by Diane Jeantet that discusses the gradual retreat in the Brazilian share of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland, which has left water covering just one-quarter the area it did 30 years ago.

Diane's story: "The country with the most fresh water on the planet has lost 15 per cent of it" is based on data that only went through to 2020 – before this year’s drought that is Brazil’s worst in nine decades.

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