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Salt Marsh Sediments Help Gauge Climate-change-induced Sea-level Rise

June 22, 2011

photo of rising seas lapping at a house A newly constructed, 2,000-year history of sea-level elevations will help scientists refine the models used to predict climate-change-induced sea-level rise, according to an international team of climate researchers. The record also shows that the past century had the fastest recorded rate of sea-level rise. Full Story

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