Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sea Level Rise Swamping Florida’s Everglades

by Becky Oskin
Rising sea levels are transforming the Florida Everglades, a new study shows. Plant communities that thrive in salt water are expanding along the coast, leaving less room for plants that depend on fresh water.
Salt-loving mangroves in the Everglades have marched inland in the past decade, while freshwater plants — such as saw grass, spike rush and tropical hardwood trees — lost ground, according to a study published in the October 2013 issue of the journal Wetlands…
(read more: Live Science)
image by CSTARS / Doug Fuller

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