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Florida Everglades, neighborhoods threatened by rising sea levels

2018-05-03

The rising seas of climate change that threaten these tree-like tropical shrubs have forced Florida officials to construct dams and levees that have reduced the Everglades wilderness by half. The mangroves' inland trajectory has them pushed up against these manmade structures, making it likely that they'll be fully submerged and effectively killed off within the next 30 years, according to researchers at Florida International University.