Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning
The south of Bengal has been decimated by the category 5 super cyclone Amphan during the night of 20 May and the early hours of 21 May. However, when combined with other threats, most of which have an anthropogenic origin, the sustenance of the ecosystem can indeed be found wanting.
The power of trees
A group of researchers documented how coastal areas protected by the presence of wide belts of mangrove trees, are better protected against losses, and their economies rebound more quickly.
If we can put a man on the moon, we can save the Great Barrier Reef
Scientists recently confirmed the Great Barrier Reef suffered another serious bleaching event last summer—the third in five years. Dramatic intervention to save the natural wonder is clearly needed.
The man helping to save Senegal’s mangroves
With the help of the local population, one man has led a program that has planted 152 million mangrove buds in the Casamance Delta of southern Senegal over the past decade. The reforestation project has become one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Five trees or a latte? Coastal communities seek help for mangroves
A Singapore-based online platform is to launch an app and website in the next six months using blockchain technology to fund mangrove restoration projects across India and Southeast Asia, to add 1 billion mangrove trees by 2025.
The super-corals of the Red Sea
As seas warm and acidify with climate change, corals worldwide are bleaching – but in the north of the Red Sea there is a ray of hope.
Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said, in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world’s largest living organism.
Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience
A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai’i.
Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event – the third in just five years.