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NYT highlights former WiW chair’s research

The New York Times recently interviewed former SWS Women in Wetlands Section chair, Ellen Hartig, about her work on chronicling sea levels, over a 1,500-year stretch, on a New York marsh. Hartig's study confirmed that sea levels are rising faster than at any other time in 15 centuries. As a consequence, more than $25 billion worth of infrastructure will be under direct threat from flooding in the coming decades, including seven hospitals, 183 hazardous waste sites and the homes of nearly 100,000 people. Read the full article here.


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