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The Salt Marsh Of The Future Is HERE, NOW!

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The salt marsh of the future, also known as the Smithsonian Global Change Research Wetland.
Sabri Ben-Achour
The salt marsh of the future, also known as the Smithsonian Global Change Research Wetland.

Climate change has already brought about rising sea levels, warmer temperatures and more Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. Over the next century those change are expected to accelerate. Scientists in Maryland aren't waiting around to find out what this will mean for ecosystems around the Bay. As WAMU Environment Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour tells us, these researchers have created a salty simulation to bring the future here.

For more on the Salt Marsh of the Future, check out the Smithsonian's CO2 Lab.


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