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N. Carolina Sea Levels Rising 3 Times Faster: Study

"An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. Researchers found 20th-century sea-level rise to be three times higher than the rate of sea-level rise during the last 500 years."

Source: Science Daily, 10/29/2009

"Wetlands Loss Linked to OCS Oil and Gas Pipelines in New Study"

"A new study for the federal Minerals Management Service concludes that the construction of pipelines related to oil and gas production in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico 'can cause locally intense habitat changes, thereby contributing to the loss of critically important land and wetland areas.'"

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 10/06/2009

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