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Climate Week: From the Amazon to the oceans

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 25, 2019
Tuesday's Climate Week roundup: UN report warns grim future for oceans, marine scientists map out how to prevent that future and leaders discuss building resilience in coastal communities.
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On World Mangrove Day, a new strategy to protect the world’s most important ecosystem

By Jorge Ramos, Ph.D.

July 26, 2017
Mangroves are critically important for coastal communities around the world. Here’s what one group is doing to protect them.
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‘Surf and turf’ can have carbon footprint of cross-country road trip: study

By Bruno Vander Velde

April 10, 2017
Dining out? You may want to think twice before ordering the “surf and turf special.” The carbon footprint of a steak and shrimp dinner — were it to come from shrimp farms and pasture formerly occupied by mangroves — is the same as driving a small car across the continental United States.
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These women protect the trees that protect Ecuador

By Elizabeth Guinessey

November 10, 2016
Mangroves do more than protect coasts — they’re also lifelines for nearby communities.
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What on Earth is ‘blue carbon’?

By Bruno Vander Velde

November 1, 2016
A term you might never have heard of has immense importance for curbing climate change.
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