Interview: What’s Damaging Marshes Along U.S. Coast and Why It Matters

Yale Environment 360: For centuries now, the salt marshes along the U.S. coast have been disappearing, with some experts estimating that 70 percent have been lost, largely due to development. While in recent decades the U.S. has done a better job of protecting these ecosystems, even marshes spared from development are now succumbing to more subtle threats, from rising sea levels to invasive species. MBL Linda Deegan One factor scientists always thought marshes could withstand was nutrient enrichment, such as the flow......

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