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Ghost forest at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Md.
Dead loblolly pines cast shadows over salt marsh at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Md., on June 5, 2018. Sea level rise and land subsidence result in brackish water intruding on forested land and killing trees. A study by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that roughly 100,000 acres of coastal forest in the Chesapeake Bay region have died since the 1850s—about half what once existed. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)
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