Florida’s Mangrove Forests Expand with Climate Change

LiveScience: Fewer deep freezes, attributable to Earth's warming climate, have caused mangrove forests to expand northward in Florida over the past three decades, new research suggests. "Mangroves showed the largest increases in regions where cold snaps became less frequent over the past 30 years," study co-author Kyle Cavanaugh, an ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland, wrote in an email. The findings, published today (Dec. 30) in the journal Proceedings of the National......

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