Which statement about the ecological services provided by plants best explains why coastal areas with cultivated fields and developed neighborhoods tend to suffer far more damage from a hurricane than do areas with natural forest and marsh habitats?

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Intact forests and wetlands allow accumulated water to quickly run off a landscape.

Intact forests and wetlands can reduce the effects of winds during a hurricane and lessen the impact of erosion.

Developed habitats tend to be more humid than natural environments and therefore more susceptible to the input of water during a hurricane.

Plants release oxygen into the environment.

 

asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
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Intact forests and wetlands can reduce the effects of winds during a hurricane and lessen the impact of erosion.

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by Ytwsa ~Expert~ (1,092 points)

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