Coastal Care

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Tag: Ecosystem Destruction

Oil Spill Brings Attention to Delicate Gulf Coast

Oil Spill Brings Attention to Delicate Gulf Coast

For decades, farmers and fishermen along the Gulf of Mexico watched as their sensitive ecosystem’s waters slowly got dirtier and islands eroded, all while the country largely ignored the slow, methodical ruin of an ecosystem vital to the U.S. economy…

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Structural and Functional Loss in Restored Wetland Ecosystems

Structural and Functional Loss in Restored Wetland Ecosystems

Wetlands are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems in the world, but because of human activities, over half of the wetland ecosystems existing in North America, Europe, Australia, and China in the early 20th century have been lost. Wetland restoration is a billion-dollar-a-year industry, that aims to create ecosystems similar to those that disappeared, but a new analysis of such projects shows that restored wetlands seldom reach the quality of a natural wetland.

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Reef Fish at Risk as Carbon Dioxide Levels Build

Reef Fish at Risk as Carbon Dioxide Levels Build

Researchers from the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, examined over the years how baby coral fishes and their predators dealt with sea water containing higher levels of dissolved carbon dioxide.

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Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations

Belize Protected Area Boosting Predatory Fish Populations

Sensitive coral reef ecosystems require a delicate balance of marine life to thrive. From the barracudas at the top of the food chain to the algae at the bottom, the system works together to keep itself healthy. A 14-year study by the WCS in an atoll reef lagoon in Glover’s Reef, Belize, has found that fishing closures there produce encouraging results.

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Haiti’s Unnatural Floods

Haiti’s Unnatural Floods

The nearly complete deforestation of Haiti has caused countless problems for the country, the people, and its biodiversity.

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Sustainable Conservation in Zanzibar: Not Just Mangroves and Ecosytems

Sustainable Conservation in Zanzibar: Not Just Mangroves and Ecosytems

The problem investigated in this thesis is why community sustainable development often falls short on its promises to deliver conservation, increase democracy and bring development opportunities. Contingent socio-economic and cultural factors must be taken into account when planning and implementing conservation initiatives if they are to endure, let alone succeed.

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20 Tonnes Of Dead Herrings Wash Up On Norwegian Coast

20 Tonnes Of Dead Herrings Wash Up On Norwegian Coast

Norwegians have been left puzzled at the sight of thousands of dead herring fishes carpeting the beach of Kvaenes, in the northerly district of Nordreisa with some wondering if a predator had driven them to their death or a storm had washed them ashore.

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Fire destroys 1,500 hectares of Patagonia forest

Fire destroys 1,500 hectares of Patagonia forest

A raging fire has destroyed or seriously damaged 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres) of vegetation in a Patagonia nature preserve in southern Chile.

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Oily: How A San Francisco Oil Spill Took Its Toll On Fish

Oily: How A San Francisco Oil Spill Took Its Toll On Fish

The impacts of an oil spill does not end when Anderson Cooper goes home… A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looks at the aftermath of a 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and finds the accidents has had lingering effects on local fish, effects that continued well after the spill was cleaned up.

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