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.
A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
Scientists are building up a picture of how much carbon can be taken out of the atmosphere and stored in coastal ecosystems.
Promising to plant 100m trees a year is one thing; making them grow can be quite another.
In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia's mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
If nothing is done now, seas could rise a metre by 2100, and four metres by 2300.
Oxygen produced by these plants helps animals boost their metabolism to match the heat.
Federal and state agencies are carrying out a 35-year, multi-billion-dollar plan to restore Florida's Everglades, but have not factored sea level rise or other climate change impacts into their plans.
New research makes the economic case for mangroves.
Far more megafauna species use coastal wetlands than we thought. And it affects the way we need to address the extinction crisis.
Thousands of hydropower dams are under construction around the world. New research shows that by cutting off sediment flow, these dams can have big ecological effects on far-off bays and deltas.
George Monbiot talks with an ecologist about natural solutions to the climate crisis.
The Trump administration is sharply reducing environmental protection for wetlands and streams across the US. This roundup of stories spotlights the many benefits that such water bodies provide.
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.
Mangrove forests grow in the tidal lagoons of tropical coastlines and they could actually benefit from climate change. Here's what that means for us.
Coral reefs are in trouble, but other marine species are also feeling the strain but are off the conservation radar.
Coastal development is destroying marshes, mangroves and other wetlands that provide valuable protection from hurricanes and storms. Research shows these benefits can be worth millions of dollars.
Wetlands are some of the world's most undervalued weapons against climate change. They store huge quantities of carbon – but without better protection, many could soon be drained or paved over.
Australia has seen an unprecedented number of widespread, catastrophic transformations in response to extreme weather events.