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Louisiana's coastal wetlands face critical threat from rising sea levels

A recent study highlights the perilous state of Louisiana's coastal wetlands, with a majority facing "drowning" due to unprecedented sea level rise, posing significant risks to the region's natural defenses and ecosystem.

Brady Dennis and Chris Mooney report for The Washington Post.

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The Marshall Islands aren’t giving in to sea level rise

The precariously placed island nation has put together a comprehensive—if expensive—plan to survive sea level rise.
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Dutch Caribbean islanders sue Netherlands over climate change

Bonaire citizens file formal legal challenge, as research shows part of island will be submerged by 2025.

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Salt in fresh water sources becoming worrisome in D.C. region, experts say

Amid rampant growth, D.C. region and other metropolitan areas face 'freshwater salinization syndrome' that may become irreversible, researchers say.
Scientists flood woodland to research 'ghost forests'

Scientists flood woodland to research 'ghost forests'

In low-lying spots bordering the Chesapeake Bay, it’s easy to spot the dead trees, leafless and shorn of limbs. These “ghost forests,” their gray trunks pointing skyward from marsh or
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In Maya Lin’s new installation, a forest grows in Manhattan

Forty-nine ghostly cedars have been planted in Madison Square Park, a reminder of the consequences of climate change.