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 that have experienced ...

dateMay 14, 2012 in Environment
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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 fewer deaths ...

dateApr 14, 2009 in Environment
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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 University of ...

dateJan 09, 2009 in
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