Date archive: May 2012

Mangrove carbon in the Philippines

Multi-sector groups join forces to plant mangroveshttp://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=808693&publicationSubCategoryId=77(From left) Val de Leon, senior vice president for administration and IT, Nissan Motor Philippines Inc. (NMPI); Dr. D…

Can ‘Blue Forests’ Mitigate Climate Change?

Can ‘Blue Forests’ Mitigate Climate Change?

Fifty-five percent of global atmospheric carbon captured by living organisms happens in the ocean.
Between 50-71 percent of this is captured by the ocean’s vegetated “blue carbon” habitats, which cover less than 0.5 percent of the seabed, according to a 2009 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report entitled ‘Blue Carbon – The role of healthy oceans in binding carbon,’ one of the first documents to demystify the term.

Blue Carbon at the World Expo 2012

Blue Carbon at the World Expo 2012

The World Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea, last week provided the high-tech venue for a symposium on the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans, a gathering of scientists and experts from around the world to discuss the interactions between oceans a…

Norway Supports Blue Carbon

Norway Supports Blue Carbon

Norway supports Blue Carbon in international climate change discussions -Last week, at the thirty-fifth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), in Bonn Germany, Norway introduced text supporting blue carbon. Unde…

Seagrass loss = Carbon emissions

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21825-mowing-down-seagrass-meadows-will-cut-loose-carbon.htmlMowing down seagrass meadows will cut loose carbon Seagrass meadows are disappearing at an annual rate of 1.5 per cent (Image: Roger Munns/Science F…

Vietnam – Mangrove Carbon & Conservation

Vietnam – Mangrove Carbon & Conservation

http://blog.cifor.org/8932/mangrove-conservation-key-to-fighting-climate-change-grapples-against-development/Mangrove conservation – key to fighting climate change – grapples against development Mangroves in West Bali National Park (©Center For I…

Icelandic Soils and Blue Coastal Carbon

Icelandic Soils and Blue Coastal Carbon

http://www.theclockonline.com/news/icelandic-soils-and-blue-coastal-carbon-1.2867898Amber McCormack / For the Clock / May 3, 2012On Wed., Apr. 18, at Plymouth State University, Lisa Doner presented a lecture discussing how past environmental changes ha…

Blue Carbon highlighted by UNEP and IUCN

Blue Carbon highlighted by UNEP and IUCN

Supporting Canada’s Coasts Can Benefit Climate and EconomyRestoring Drained Marshes Will Provide Ecosystem Services Worth Over $14,500 per hectare, says ResearchMontreal/ Nairobi, 03 May 2012 – Reversing the degradation of coastal ecosystems in Ca…

Project Watershed’s Blue Carbon Pilot Project

Project Watershed’s Blue Carbon Pilot Project

Blue Carbon acknowledged as a solution to mitigate climate change – Paul Horgen, of Comox Valley Project Watershed, states that the residents of Comox Valley (on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada) are now faced with the…

Mangrove carbon and shrimp farming in the news again

WWF faces criticism over their shrimp farming policy -“The conversion of mangroves and coastal zones into ponds for shrimp cultivation… releases massive quantities of carbon, thus contributing to climate change.”Alfredo Quarto, Executive Director of…

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