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05/31/2012 09:12 AM EDT
By Tarlie Townsend What's your favorite ecosystem? Rainforest? Tundra? After talking with EPA postdoctoral researcher Amanda Nahlik, I'd answer "wetlands"— those water-saturated areas like swamps, bogs, and marshes. They're so much more than the dreary, monster-infested settings of the movies. In fact, they do great things for us! Here are just three examples of benefits [...]