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Shark Bay is one of Australia’s 19 World Heritage Areas, home to dolphins, dugongs, and sharks. Matthew Fraser

Climate change threatens Western Australia’s iconic Shark Bay

In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented heatwave — but not on land. Between December 2010 and April 2011, sea temperatures off the WA coast reached 3C above average, and…
Australia’s seagrass could earn A$35 million in carbon credits each year, if we have a trading scheme. sandwichgirl/Flickr

Seagrass is a huge carbon store, but will government value it?

Australia is surrounded by a thin green line of seagrass meadows potentially worth A$5.4 billion on international carbon markets, and which could contribute to Australia and other nations meeting carbon…
Seagrass slows climate change by absorbing carbon but global warming is causing vast tracts of it to die off.

Seagrass carbon sinks fast disappearing: study

Rising sea levels will lead to a drastic decline in seagrass stocks, a new study has found, but reducing water pollution…
Seagrasses store carbon more efficiently than rainforests, making them a crucial part of climate change mitigation.

Failure to protect seagrass may cost Australia $45b

Seagrass stores carbon 35 times faster than rainforests, preventing billions of tonnes of greenhouse gases escaping every…
Vast meadows of seagrass are thought to be the oldest living things on the planet. Flickr/Submon

100,000-year-old seagrass could be the world’s oldest organism

An ancient seagrass that spans up to 15 kilometres and weighs more than 6,000 metric tonnes may be more than 100,000 years…

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