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Mangrove Forests Pushed North By Climate Change
2013-12-31 10:10:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have been expanding northward along Florida’s Atlantic coast for the last few decades due to extreme weather changes, ecologists reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings, which are based on 28 years of satellite data, offer a new and unique view of the speed and scale on which changes in climate extremes have affected vital ecosystems, the researchers...

2013-12-30 23:00:54

Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined, according to a new study based on 28 years of satellite data from the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland. College Park, Md (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Cold-sensitive mangrove forests have expanded dramatically along Florida’s Atlantic Coast as the frequency of killing frosts has declined,...

Bengali Forest Could Perish Along With Bengal Tiger Because Of Climate Change
2013-01-11 08:22:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) states that human development and global temperature rise is threatening one of the world´s most precious forest systems. The Bengali Forest is disappearing at a record pace and taking along with it, species that may be found nowhere else on Earth. Rapid deterioration of the mangrove forests in the Sundarbans has resulted in as much as 650 feet of coast disappearing in a...

Tropical Mangrove Forests Must Be Saved
2012-11-15 05:35:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tropical mangrove forests, which have one foot on land and one foot in the sea, are being decimated by human activity and need to be approached with sustainability in mind, according to a new policy brief released by a coalition of conservation groups from across the United Nations. The report, titled "Securing the Future of Mangroves,” said that the world has lost about 20 percent of its mangrove forests since 1980 and the...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

The kayaking season has opened in the marine sanctuary of Kung Kraben Bay in Thailand; an enchanting coastal haven, only about 200 kilometers from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok. The sanctuary is a magnet for visitors wishing to enjoy the coolness and peace of the mangroves and learn about the life cycle of the sea coast. The award winning eco resort Faasai Resort and Spa is offering daytrips In the cooler winter months from November to March, with kayaking in the bay and and mangroves,...

2010-05-06 18:10:00

- Migratory bird stop between North and South America at risk BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, May 6 /PRNewswire/ - A new environmental study sharply critical of the Government of Barbados shows the key Graeme Hall mangrove wetland is disappearing due to outside pollution and poor water quality. The Graeme Hall wetland is the last remaining mangrove in Barbados - a red mangrove forest that has existed for no less than 1,300 years. It is the only wetland in Barbados recognized internationally under the...

2009-07-09 13:58:28

A U.S. study indicates more than 40 percent of animals living in mangrove ecosystems around the world are threatened with extinction. Researchers led by David Luther of the University of Maryland and Russell Greenberg of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center said their study of amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems was based on an extensive literature search and consultations with various experts. They said their findings emphasize the...

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2009-07-01 06:40:37

Extinction looms for amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds restricted to declining mangrove forests More than 40 percent of a sample of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems are globally threatened with extinction, according to an assessment published in the July/August issue of BioScience. The study, by David A. Luther of the University of Maryland and Russell Greenberg of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, was based on an extensive...

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2008-05-08 00:15:00

ASEAN secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan said Burma's coastal areas were left exposed to last weekend's catastrophic cyclone as a result of destruction of the country's mangrove forests.  Officials say at least 100,000 people perished in the catastrophe.Both the large numbers of people living in coastal areas and the loss of mangroves had contributed to the tragedy, Pitsuwan said while speaking at a high-level ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) meeting in...

2007-12-10 06:00:14

Text of report by Amin Al Rashid headlined "Coastal areas to remain under risk: one-third mangrove forest destroyed in 50 years" published by Bangladeshi newspaper Jai Jai Din on 4 December The main mangrove forests are vital to the safety of the coastal areas. But unfortunately, in the name of the "shrimp revolution" a vast number of mangroves have been destroyed in various places in the country, including Satkhira and Cox's Bazar districts. As a result, damage caused by the recent Cyclone...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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