Sea-level rise is threatening Everglades restoration

This article discusses the impact sea level rise is having on Florida’s Everglades – it is not good. A scientist warns that salt water is impairing the ecosystem more than originally thought.

The Florida Everglades are not just home to gators, snowy egrets, and panthers. The Everglades provide South Florida with clean drinking water.

For centuries, fresh water moved slowly through the wetlands towards Florida Bay. But to make way for development, much of the region was drained.

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan aims to restore a natural flow of fresh water. But Shimelis Dessu of Florida International University says the decades-old plan ignores a key factor … rising seas.

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