Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
Done right, offsetting projects can benefit local people and make a measurable difference to carbon emissions.
Is the UK government missing the wood for the trees?
Scientists are building up a picture of how much carbon can be taken out of the atmosphere and stored in coastal ecosystems.
Icelandic whalers have killed more than 1,700 whales since a global ban was adopted in 1986 – up to 2019, when no hunts took place. Is Iceland quietly getting out of the business?
Blue carbon stored in coastal ecosystems is important, but it's a poor fig leaf for Australia's abysmal record on emissions.
Although less well known than its cousins, coral reefs and mangroves, seagrass plays a crucial role in climate change mitigation.
In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia's mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
From cutting-edge research, to public education, journalism and even schoolkid scientists, Australia's best science was on display at the annual Eureka Prizes.
Protecting forests and wetlands, which absorb and store carbon, is one way to slow climate change. Scientists are proposing similar treatment for marine animals that help store carbon in the oceans.
One surprising potential benefit of sea-level rise is it helps coastal wetlands store more carbon.
Mangrove forests along the world's tropical and subtropical coasts store enormous quantities of 'blue' carbon – especially in river delta zones, where soil builds up quickly.
Study shows mangrove forests along desert coasts have potential to lock up large amounts of carbon and buffer against rising seas.