TITLE

Battling to save the world's river deltas

AUTHOR(S)
Vörösmarty, Charles J.; Syvitski, James; Day, John; de Sherbinin, Alex; Giosan, Liviu; Paola, Chris
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The fragility of the world's deltas is not solely a consequence of rising ocean waters. Human fresh water use is a predominant force behind receding coastlines.
ACCESSION #
36881304

 

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