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Contaminants which run off from farms and cities, produce dead-zones downstream, where few things can live. It's feared this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be the biggest yet. Image by NOAA.
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Ocean Conservation Is an Untapped Strategy for Fighting Climate Change
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Mangroves in Benin. Such vegetation provides an important
buffer from the ravages of ocean storms and currents. Photo credit - Ji-Elle.
The ocean contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the overall economy and assures the livelihood of 10-12 percentof the world’s population. But there’s another reason to protect marine ecosystems—they’re crucial for curbing climate change. More here.