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Deepwater Horizon Spill Exacerbated Existing Problems In Louisiana Marshes
2012-06-26 04:10:50

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana's salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study.

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2011-06-27 06:55:00

Florida alligators travel upstream and downstream between marshes and the coast.

2011-06-03 19:30:00

SHANGHAI, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.

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2010-08-16 13:33:51

Researchers measuring impacts of short- and long-term exposure in extensive Gulf Coast marshes.

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2009-07-13 07:45:00

Global warming may exact a toll on salt marshes in New England, but new research shows that one key constituent of marshes may be especially endangered.


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Salt Marsh
2013-04-19 21:04:15

A salt marsh, also otherwise known as a coastal salt marsh or a tidal marsh, is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone that lies between the land and the open salt water or brackish water that is routinely flooded by the tides. It’s dominated by dense stands of salt-tolerant plants, for example, herbs, grasses, or low shrubs. These plants originate from all around the globe and are important to the stability of the salt marsh in trapping and binding sediments. Salt marshes...

2012-06-15 03:25:39

Symbol: NIIS Group: Lichen Family: Ramalinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Ramalinaceae Genus   Niebla Rundel & Bowler – niebla lichen Species   Niebla isidiascens Bowler, Marsh, T. Nash & Riefner

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.