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Rutgers scientists: Climate Change Is Behind Ghost Forests Along the Coast

Ghost forests are areas of trees that were once alive but have died standing in place due to changing conditions like saltier soils or rising water levels. A new study of ghost forests along the East Coast by Rutgers University scientists link the increase in ghost forests to rising sea levels associated with climate change. They also see an increase in forest deaths in areas that have been hit by storm surges, which leave enough salt behind to kill off trees even after the surge is gone. You can read more at

Source: Dr. Duncan Pepper, Commons Wikimedia