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Mangroves are changing the landscape of the Texas coast

Mangroves are changing the landscape of the Texas coast

As temperatures rise due to climate change, mangroves are increasingly populating the Texas coast, leading scientists to explore their effects on the region's ecosystems.

Emily Foxhall reports for The Texas Tribune.

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The mangrove grandparents of El Delgadito

For over a decade, Ana María and David have led their community to restore Mexico’s desert mangroves with dedication, experimentation, and plenty of heart.
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Jamaica battles relentless plastic pollution in quest to restore mangroves

Currently there are several efforts to restore mangroves in the island country, as experts recognize the many ecosystem services they provide, including the protection and stabilization of coastlines as human-induced climate change worsens. However, restoration efforts face numerous challenges.

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The Sundarbans: Severely affected by climate change

The Sundarbans in India's West Bengal state are one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. But also one of the most disaster-prone areas, where some of the most vulnerable communities live. Why is this region particularly affected?
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UAE looks to salty, muddy mangroves in climate change fight

Against the heat, urbanisation and sand of the United Arab Emirates, the placid, muddy waterways of the Gulf state's coastal mangroves are being restored and planted in an ambitious fight against climate change.
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What is a ‘blue carbon’ ecosystem?

These habitats cover less than 1% of the Earth's surface, but they play a vital role in absorbing carbon dioxide.
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Indonesia’s ‘essential’ mangroves, seagrass and corals remain unprotected

Much of Indonesia’s mangrove forests, seagrass beds and coral reefs fall outside protected areas, according to a recently published report.

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