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Fish, birds and flooded basements stand to benefit from marsh restoration at Powderhorn Lake near the Indiana border

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Fewer than half of the wetlands that once existed in the Great Lakes remain, leaving some of the 350 species of birds that rely on the region in search of a home. Along with habitat loss, birds, like other wildlife, must also contend with the fallout from human-caused climate change, lingering pollution and harmful invasive species. In North America alone, there are 29% fewer birds than there were 50 years ago, a 2019 study found.

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