The UK's marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~8 min
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Salt marshes act as barriers against storm surges and natural disasters for coastal communities. But rising sea levels are breaking them down.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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New research describes how climate change leads to voracious crabs becoming troublesome keystone species in more and more salt marshes.
July 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill caused widespread damage in the Gulf of Mexico, but some parts of this complex ecosystem fared better than others.
April 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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