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2010-08-05 08:35:00

Extensive seagrass beds, mangrove forests to be studied With its vast 1.5 million acres of mangrove swamps, sawgrass prairies and subtropical jungles, could the Florida Everglades--the famous river of grass--be affected by the Gulf oil spill? While current estimates are that little if any oil entered the Loop Current or reached the Everglades, this area is a significant national natural resource, and to study the effects of the spill on seagrasses and mangrove forests in and near the...

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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...


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