Florida Keys to be covered by rising seas, scientists say

12/13/2009 | National Public Radio

Portions of South Florida may be wiped out from rising sea levels, scientists say. With elevations of three or four feet, rare plant and animal life on the state's outlying islands may face extinction unless moved to higher ground. "In the long run, the sea will cover the Florida Keys, no matter what we do," said Chris Bergh, of The Nature Conservancy's Florida Keys program.

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