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Shown here is some of the storm damage from Hurricane Irene in North Carolina. Scientists blame fierce storms, rising seas and development for loss of sensitive wetlands. (Washington Post photo)

Study says US can’t keep up with loss of its wetlands

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By The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study.


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