News tagged with swamps

Population pressure impacts world wetlands

(Phys.org) -- The area of the globe covered by wetlands (swamps, marshes, lakes, etc.) has dropped by 6% in fifteen years. This decline is particularly severe in tropical and subtropical regions, and in areas ...

May 14, 2012
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Mangroves Save Lives In Storms

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of storm-related deaths from a super cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India in 1999 finds that villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests experienced significantly ...

Apr 14, 2009
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Why the swamp sparrow is hitting the high notes

Birdsongs are used extensively as models for animal signaling and human speech, offering a glimpse of how our own communicating abilities developed. A new study by Adrienne DuBois, a graduate student at the ...

Jan 09, 2009
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