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Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs

Australia's coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world around $23 billion US a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. This is according to calculations just published by researchers at the Kiel Institute for ...

How much is a clam worth to a coastal community?

Researchers have developed a method to estimate the value of oyster and clam aquaculture to nitrogen reduction in a coastal community. Nitrogen is a nutrient that comes from many different sources, including agriculture, ...

Coastal ecosystems 'bright spots'

CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has identified coastal 'bright spots' to repair marine ecosystems globally, paving the way to boost biodiversity, local economies and human wellbeing.

Methane in tidal marshes

A pair of University of Delaware researchers were studying "blue carbon"—the carbon stored in coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, salt marshes or sea grasses—when they found something no one expected to see in ...

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