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Mangroves in Mozambique: Green Infrastructure for Coastal Protection in an Era of Climate

5 December 2012 - 3:12pm

Bruce Byers, Bruce Byers Consulting

Cruising through mangrove-lined channel opposite Angoche © Bruce Byers

After wading across the low tide mudflats at the Port of Angoche, and into knee-deep water to climb into the fiberglass boat, the big Yamaha outboard wouldn’t start.  While we bobbed lazily in the hot sun and I fretted about [...]

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Small Islands, Big Food Concerns

8 November 2012 - 11:23am

Eilif Ursin Reed, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

Fisherman cleaning a catch. © Meg Gawler / WWF-Cannon

Imported food is changing people’s dietary habits and introducing lifestyle diseases in many of the world’s tropical island states. One reason is that the transition to a modern economy has made food self-sufficiency both unprofitable [...]

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This Region Could See a 30 Percent Increase in Precipitation by 2100: STOP SAYING THAT!

31 October 2012 - 1:11pm

Shaun Martin, WWF-US

Hurricane Sandy on October 25, 2012, with winds of 90 mph and a pressure of 954 mbar

It’s Monday morning, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy is strengthening as she approaches the US east coast. In Washington, DC the US federal government is closed, public transport has ceased operations, and WWF staff [...]

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Saving Coral Reefs, One Fragment at a Time

22 October 2012 - 8:30am

Rhys Gerholdt, WWF-US

WWF marine biologist Marianne Fish attaches coral fragments at a nursery site. © Rhys Gerholdt

Coral reefs are among the most valuable ecosystems on Earth, providing a home and nursery for 25% of the world’s marine life. For many coastal areas, healthy coral reefs provide an important barrier against destructive storms. In [...]

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