Mangroves support a significant amount of biodiversity and their soils can capture a great deal of carbon.
Facing human threats, Mumbai’s Koli community are taking risk reduction into their own hands – other vulnerable coastal settlements should take note.
Millions of mangroves died off along Australia’s northern coast. The cause? El Niño - and the moon’s wobbly orbit causing extremely low tides.
I attest these rather ordinary, mud-covered stingrays are beautiful, and I never tire of watching them. Unfortunately, they are at risk of decline and localised extinctions.
‘Blue carbon’ habitats can store a lot of carbon – but not reliably enough to offset emissions.
This event was the world’s worst incidence of mangrove tree deaths in recorded history. These photos show the devastating scale of this disaster.
For decades, Indonesia’s mangroves have been degraded or turned into aquaculture. But there are signs of progress, with a new focus on restoration and income-generating alternatives.
Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is booming as nations lift COVID-19 travel restrictions, but development is displacing people who have lived along its coastlines for years.
Accra has become susceptible to floods due to encroachment on wetlands.
These crucial ecosystems are being battered by lots of different threats that are combining to make the matter worse.
Work is still needed to collect more data on the carbon capture capacity of the country’s rich coastal ecosystems.
Detailed field notes can help researchers track down rare species.
Mangroves grow in saltwater along tropical coastlines, but scientists have found them along a river in Mexico’s Yucatan, more than 100 miles from the sea. Climate change explains their shift.
This is a transcript of part 1 of Climate Fight: the world’s biggest negotiation, a series from The Anthill podcast.
The Army Corps of Engineers is planning a sea wall 6 miles long and flood gates. The infrastructure might protect downtown from a hurricane storm surge, but most of the area will still be vulnerable.
Solve the climate and extinction crises together, or solve neither.
New research looked at wave conditions over the past 40 years, and found wave power has increased since at least the 1980s, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.
We used satellite images to study the life cycles of mangrove forests in the Northern Territory, Queensland, and New South Wales — and found a surprising degree of variation.
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.
Marine wildlife rarely remain in one habitat. Most species rely on a healthy network of ecosystems to raise their young and catch their food.