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2018-10-19. Climate change prompts a rethink of Everglades management.

posted Oct 21, 2018, 8:58 PM by Alan Gould
By Richard Blaustein, Science Magazine. [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/climate-change-prompts-rethink-everglades-management] For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: Efforts to restore the rich ecology of the Florida Everglades have so far focused on fighting damage from pollutant runoff and reestablishing the natural flow of water. But now, an expert panel is calling for federal and state agencies to reassess their plans in light of threats from climate change and sea-level rise. A congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, released on 16 October, asks the managers of the 18-year-old Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) to conduct a “midcourse assessment.” The new evaluation should account for likely conditions in the wetlands in “2050 and beyond” and model how existing restoration projects would fare under various sea-level rise scenarios....
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