Posts Tagged ‘Saltwater intrusion’

Everglades’ water at risk from sea-level rise, scientists say

By Andy Reid December 15, 2016 Sun Sentinel Climate change and other hurdles mean it will take more water — and potentially more taxpayer money — to save the Everglades, according to new scientific findings released Thursday. The report to Congress warns that rising seas and warming temperatures are threatening to worsen damage already done…

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Everglades mangroves’ carbon storage capacity worth billions

By Cheryl Dybas, NSF and Evelyn Gonzalez, FIU November 14, 2016 National Science Foundation   When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in South Florida’s Everglades — and it’s in the billions. Mangrove forests absorb carbon dioxide, and much of that carbon remains trapped in the trees’…

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