Date archive: April 2014

Coastal carbon included in White House plan

Coastal carbon included in White House plan

In the National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan, just released by the White House, carbon capture and storage is included as one of the important services coastal ecosystems provide.

Quatar’s floating blue carbon project

Quatar’s floating blue carbon project

Quatar has an innovative ‘Floating Mangroves’ project at Lusail Marina, a luxury marina in Doha. The project was initiated in March 2012 and explores the use of mangroves for capturing carbon emissions, or sequestration, helping to reduce atmospheric carbon levels. Project partners include UNESCO, Lusail City and Qatar University’s Environmental Club. “Floating mangroves can be…

The Power Of Whale Poop

The Power Of Whale Poop

More on the oceanic iorn fertilization by whale poop hypothesis from NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story?live=1 The Power Of Poop: A Whale Story by Robert Krulwich / April 05, 2014 This, I would think, should be self-evident: Generally speaking, big creatures eat smaller creatures that, in turn, eat even smaller creatures, like this … Robert Krulwich/NPR And just…

Blue carbon projects can work!

Blue carbon projects can work!

Blue carbon projects can work, by using the value of carbon stored and sequestered in coastal and marine ecosystems to support conservation and sustainable management, a new report shows. The report, published by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), aims to stimulate discussion regarding projects that support the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems…

Seagrass ecosystem services in Indonesia

Seagrass ecosystem services in Indonesia

Blue carbon related ecosystem services and values in Indonesia; seagrass meadows are critical for national food security and important fisheries exports – Article from World Fishing: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/seagrass-conservation-in-indonesia-protects-fisheries Seagrass conservation in Indonesia protects fisheries 03 Apr 2014 Research by Swansea University and partners shows that protecting seagrass meadows throughout Indonesia is critical for national food security…

What’s an Acre of Seagrass Worth?

What’s an Acre of Seagrass Worth?

Article on the valuation of seagrass ecosystem services from National Geographic’s Ocean Views blog: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/31/whatsanacreofseagrassworth/ What’s an Acre of Seagrass Worth? $80,000 in Fish Alone   By Philine zu Ermgassen, postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University and Dr. Mark Spalding, senior scientist with The Nature Conservancy For decades, dire tales of collapsing fish stocks were told, only…

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