News tagged with mangrove swamps

Cuba girds for climate change by reclaiming coasts

After Cuban scientists studied the effects of climate change on this island's 3,500 miles (5,630 kilometers) of coastline, their discoveries were so alarming that officials didn't share the results with the public to avoid ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Environment
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Where the wild things go... when there's nowhere else

Ecologists have evidence that some endangered primates and large cats faced with relentless human encroachment will seek sanctuary in the sultry thickets of mangrove and peat swamp forests. These harsh coastal biomes are ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Mangroves Save Lives In Storms

( -- A new study of storm-related deaths from a super cyclone that hit the eastern coast of India in 1999 finds that villages shielded from the storm surge by mangrove forests experienced significantly fewer deaths ...

dateApr 14, 2009 in Environment
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