United States: Finding answers in a secluded marsh

The Capital: One hundred and fifty acres of marshland stretch across the banks of the Rhode River, cattails and grasses sprouting from the sloshy soil. Pamela Wood - The Capital Pat Megonigal, a biogeochemist, explains how scientists use the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's marsh to study how plants are affected by global change, such as increased carbon dioxide levels, excess nitrogen and rising sea levels. The marsh looks much like any other marsh along the Chesapeake Bay ......

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