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How marsh grass could help protect us from climate change

Marshland in Holden Beach, USA, likely to have prevented storms and surges from having a worse impact in North Carolina. Image: Steve Adams/Unsplash

David L. Chandler

Writer, MIT News

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These plants provide protective benefits and were inspired by a coastal marsh plant. Image: Xiaoxia Zhang
This image shows an example of the coastal marsh plant which inspires the simulated plants. Image: Xiaoxia Zhang

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