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What are Mangrove Trees Telling Us About the Texas Coast?

A research team is studying how changes in land development and vegetation are affecting the ability of Texas coast wetlands to absorb carbon dioxide. An increase in mangrove population is raising new questions for the team.

by Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media
Texas A&M University scientist Anna Armitage looks at a mangrove shrub on Pelican Island along the Texas coast.

A research team is studying how changes in land development and vegetation are affecting the ability of Texas coast wetlands to absorb carbon dioxide. An increase in the population of mangrove trees raises new questions for the team about how climate change is affecting the Texas Coast.

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