Date archive: February 2012

Blue Carbon & World Bank Oceans Partnership

Blue Carbon included in the discussions – (World Bank President Robert Zoellick) “pointed to the value in preserving carbon-rich mangrove forests and sea grassbeds and the possibility of earning carbon offsets for projects that conserve these areas.”Pu…

Seagrass Restoration in Virginia – Restoring Carbon Sequestration

http://www.newswise.com/articles/seagrass-restoration-in-virginia-s-coastal-bays-proving-successful-studies-showSeagrass Restoration in Virginia’s Coastal Bays Proving Successful, Studies ShowReleased: 2/23/2012 5:00 PM EST, Source: University of Virgi…

Shrimp farming/ negative impacts on climate change

Scientists have found that mangrove destruction as a result of shrimp farming have major impacts on carbon sequestration in these habitats.   http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/the-carbon-footprint-of-a-shrimp.html The Carbon Footprint …

Mangroves- An Ecosystem In Peril

 http://www.eurasiareview.com/03022012-mangroves-a-non-edible-biofuel-in-peril-oped/ Mangroves: A Non-Edible Biofuel In Peril – OpEd 3 February 2012/ by Naseem Sheikh/ Eurasia ReviewThe escalating and inelastic demand for energy to fuel economic activities exerts pressures on its limited supply. The skyrocketing prices of petroleum products results in the depletion of non-renewable energy sources and the continued investigation and use of renewable…

Scientists working on plan to fight global warming

 http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/01/louisiana_scientists_working_o.html Louisiana scientists working on plan to save coastline, fight global warming 28 January 2012/ by Mark Schleifstein/ The Times- Picayune A team of Louisiana scientists is laying the groundwork for creating a new carbon storage industry that could both reduce the effects of global warming and rebuild wetlands along the state’s coastline. Sarah Mack,…

Mangrove Forest Issues in Tanzania’s Rufiji Delta

Government officials in Tanzania are concerned about the intrusion and increasing demand for fresh plots as local farmers are driven to new areas as increasing levels of salt water is pushed inland. They claim that the random forest clearing carried out by some farmers is harming the conservation of local biodiversity. http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/salty-soils-drive-tanzanian-farmers-into-forest-reserve Salty soils drive…

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