Estimating climate change’s effects on Gulf wetlands

Chemical and Engineering News: Coastal wetlands store nutrients such as organic carbon and nitrogen that feed the surrounding ecosystems. As the climate changes and sea levels rise, scientists expect these coastal wetlands will slowly disappear, washing away important nutrients. Now researchers estimate how much organic carbon and nitrogen Louisiana's wetlands could lose by 2050 (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es200909g). These wetlands serve as significant carbon sinks: Plants pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,......

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