While I was home in Greenville, South Carolina, for winter break, I read in the local paper that a huge percentage of the wetlands in my state are completely unprotected by environmental regulations. Through a combination of policy loopholes and local noncompliance, isolated wetlands—those not connected to a major waterway—can be destroyed by developers without permits or environmental assessments. This includes the South’s most mysterious soggy ecosystems: the Carolina Bays.
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