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Is this ‘age of the delta’ coming to an end? Scientists worry about recent rapid losses

THE LAND NEAR the mouth of the Mississippi River is barely land at all. Muddy water forks into a labyrinth of pathways through a seemingly endless expanse of electric-green marsh grass, below skies thick with birds. Shrimp and crabs wriggle in the water below, and oak and cypress sprout from wet soils on higher grounds. […]