Category archive: North America

North American Blue Carbon Scoping Study

North American Blue Carbon Scoping Study

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation has published a report that examines the extent and carbon sequestration dynamics of blue carbon ecosystems in North America. The overlap of existing marine protected areas in North America with these coastal wetlands is explored in an effort to assess the current size of the blue carbon market in North America. Read…

Landmark study demonstrates climate benefits of estuary restoration

Landmark study demonstrates climate benefits of estuary restoration

A study has confirmed the climate mitigation benefits of restoring tidal wetland habitat. This study was done by Restore America’s Estuaries in Snohomish Estuary, located within the nation’s second largest estuary: Puget Sound. It also provides a much needed approach for assessing carbon fluxes for historic drained and future restored wetlands which can now be…

What factors determine wetland carbon stocks?

What factors determine wetland carbon stocks?

Research into the ‘Carbon Stocks of Tropical Coastal Wetlands within the Karstic Landscape of the Mexican Caribbean’ has revealed the role of different environmental factors in determining the amount of carbon stored per unit area for mangroves and coastal marshes. In a landmark study, Adame et al. (2013) measured whole-ecosystem carbon stocks at nine sites…

Fish Carbon

Fish Carbon

Researchers from VIMS and Rutgers University have published on the potentially significant role fish may play in the marine carbon cycle, through the production of carbon-rich fecal pellets (fish poo) which rapidly sink to the seafloor, sequestering carbon and thereby mitigating climate change on potentially millennial timescales.

Counterpart International hosts Blue Carbon Conference in Washington, D.C.

Counterpart International hosts Blue Carbon Conference in Washington, D.C.

A blue carbon conference, hosted by Counterpart International, will take place at Washington D.C. tomorrow, Friday 12th, 2012.

Blue Carbon Offset

Blue Carbon Offset

Seafood Choices is offering blue carbon offsets for greenhousegas emissions related to travel and participation of the 2012 International Seafood Summit -_________________________ Help Us Create a Greener (and Bluer) Seafood SummitThe Ocean Founda…

Blue Carbon Discussed

Blue Carbon Discussed

Colin Campbell on Blue CarbonCBC All Points West | Thursday, August 2nd, 2012Colin Campbell, Sierra Club BC Science Advisor and Marine Campaign Coordinator, speaks about Blue Carbon on the August 2 2012 edition of CBC All Points West.Stream available h…

Mangrove conservation is economic CO2 fix

Mangrove conservation is economic CO2 fix

BBC news report on recent Blue Carbon researchBBC news | Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 | by Nick CrumptonProtecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests. Carbon credit schemes alread…

Money for Mangroves

Money for Mangroves

Results of a study exploring blue carbon economic potential by Siikamäki et a. (2012) –
Money for Mangroves
The Carbon Brief | Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 | by Freya RobertsMangroves spanning the world’s trop…

Oil Effects Blue Carbon Ecosystems

Oil Effects Blue Carbon Ecosystems

Deep Sea News report on Deepwater Horizon oil spill researchExcerpted from – Deep Sea News | Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 | by DR BIKA new Silliman et al. PNAS paper is looking at the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on heavily-impact…

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