A teenager swims in a canal near Bayou Black, Louisiana.
Hundreds of pipeline canals and shipping lanes have been cut into the coastal marshes of Louisiana. Each one allows more saltwater to intrude from the Gulf, killing the marsh and allowing more oil to penetrate from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Aerial of housing developments encroaching on wetlands near Naples, Florida.
Aerial of agricultural development at the edge of wetlands near Miami, Florida.
Aerial of canals and agricultural development at the edge of wetlands near Miami, Florida.
Aerial of canals at the edge of wetlands near Miami, Florida.
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