Could mangrove northern expansion temper global warming?

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Wetland and mangrove trees bordering a tidal estuary in the Florida Everglades, now one of the largest ecological restoration projects in the world. Photo source: ©© Moni3

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Fewer hard freezes due to global warming means more mangroves will flourish in Florida and worldwide to trap carbon and temper further warming, new NASA-funded research concludes…

Read Full Article, Florida Today (01-14-2016)

Florida’s Mangrove Forests Expand with Climate Change; LiveScience (12-30-2015)
The new results imply that mangrove forests may expand quickly with global warming in the coming decades. Though what this means for surrounding communities and the life that depends on the forests isn’t yet clear…

Everglades mangroves might hold billion-dollar fix for climate change, Miami Herald (11-25-2016)
The price of fighting climate change in South Florida has so far focused largely on the billions needed to install pumps, raise roads and retrofit the sprawling infrastructure that keeps the region above sea level. But South Florida might already have a valuable weapon that for ages has been sucking up carbon and keeping the planet cool: mangrove wetlands in the Everglades…

Let mangroves recover to protect coasts; BBC News (09-17-2016)
Allowing mangrove forests to recover naturally result in more resilient habitats that benefit both wildlife and people, say conservationists…

Mangroves Help Protect Against Sea Level Rise, Science Daily (07-27-2015)
Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton…

The World Must Invest In Mangroves, The Ecologist (04-11-2014)

Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves; Guardian UK (05-12-2015)
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation…

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