Date archive: November 2012

Report outlines the importance of assessing the value of wetlands

Report outlines the importance of assessing the value of wetlands

A recent report produced for the eleventh meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) calls for the valuation of ecosystem services which are provided by wetlands. These services include the mitigation of coastal erosion, carbon sequestration, coastline storm protection and the provision of food security via fisheries. The…

Science for Environment Policy: Seagrass decline releasing large quantities of carbon

Science for Environment Policy: Seagrass decline releasing large quantities of carbon

Grasses growing at the bottom of our oceans lock away large quantities of ‘blue carbon’, according to a new study. The results suggest that the soil that seagrass grows on is capable of storing more carbon than soils on land and as a result of the current global decline in seagrass, vast stores of carbon may be being released into the ocean and atmosphere.

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