May 5, 2011

Mangroves are an important bulkhead against climate change

Saying that the wetland trees shield from storm surges as well as store large amounts of carbon, a study by the US Forest Service highlights the need to conserve coastal mangrove forests which have declined by up to 50% in the last five decades.

http://www.france24.com/en/20110403-declining-mangroves-shield-against-global-warming
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/ufsp-mat040411.php

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