Little Acts for Estuaries Week

Estuaries Week offers opportunity for thousands to make a difference By Arielle Ostry  When I was a senior in high school, my dance company was required to complete a community service project. We were all strapped for time, stressed about classes, extracurriculars, and the upcoming venture to university. Like most 18-year-olds would, we collectively opted to procrastinate. When the deadline to pick a project rolled around, the only option left was…

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Global economic potential for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from mangrove loss

Mangroves are among the most threatened and rapidly disappearing natural environments worldwide. In addition to supporting a wide range of other ecological and economic functions, mangroves store considerable carbon. This report considers the global economic potential for protecting mangroves based exclusively on their carbon.

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A Blueprint for Blue Carbon: Toward an improved understanding of the role of vegetated coastal habitats in sequestering CO2

Recognition of the C sequestration value of vegetated coastal ecosystems provides a strong argument for their protection and restoration; however, it is necessary to improve scientific understanding of the underlying mechanisms that control C sequestration in these ecosystems. This report identifies key areas of uncertainty and specific actions needed to address them. 

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