Coastal Care

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Northwest Coast of Madagascar

Northwest Coast of Madagascar

The Betsiboka Estuary on the northwest coast is the mouth of Madagascar’s largest river and one of the world’s fast-changing coastlines. Nearly a century of extensive logging of rainforests and coastal mangroves has resulted in nearly complete clearing of the land and dramatic rates of erosion. Astronauts describe their view of Madagascar as “bleeding into the ocean.”

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A Giant Brought to Its Knees: The Atlantic Coastal Forest

A Giant Brought to Its Knees: The Atlantic Coastal Forest

The Atlantic Forest is a shadow of its former self. Originally covering more than 386,000 sq. miles along Brazil’s coast, extending into eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Today less than 7% of that cover remains, in the wake of centuries of forest clearing for agriculture and urban development, and fragmented by centuries of unsustainable use and logging.

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Scientists Argue Against Conclusion That Bacteria Consumed Deepwater Horizon Methane

Scientists Argue Against Conclusion That Bacteria Consumed Deepwater Horizon Methane

Some scientists cast doubt on a widely publicized study that concluded that a bacterial bloom in the Gulf of Mexico consumed the methane discharged from the Deepwater Horizon well. The debate has implications for the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

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Mediterranean Sea Invaded by Hundreds of Alien Species

Mediterranean Sea Invaded by Hundreds of Alien Species

More than 900 new alien species have been encountered in the coastal environments of the eastern Mediterranean Sea in recent decades.

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Division over future of Chagos islands and islanders

Division over future of Chagos islands and islanders

Meeting in London addresses environmental issues surrounding the ban on inhabitation of the Indian Ocean archipelago. The central question was how to balance the archipelago’s environmental importance with its original inhabitants’ argued right to go home.

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Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks and marine environment

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks and marine environment

A decision welcomed by conservationists, as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city’s depleted marine environment.

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Environmental controls of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

Environmental controls of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

Forests of giant kelp are located in temperate coastal regions throughout the world. They are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, and giant kelp itself provides food and habitat for numerous ecologically and economically important near-shore marine species.

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New Rights Challenge to Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

New Rights Challenge to Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

A group of independent Brazilian scientists, who recently studied the environmental impact report, concluded that the project was not viable. The Xingú river basin is home to four times more biodiversity that the whole of Europe.

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Corals Moving North to Escape Warming

Corals Moving North to Escape Warming

Corals are dying in tropical areas, but now it appears they are expanding their range poleward. However, even if range expansion of corals does occur, the amount of dying corals in tropical areas may be much greater than the new settlements in the temperate regions.

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