Major store of carbon going down the sink

10 March, 2011 by (comments)

Did you know that mangroves and sea grasses store up to five times more carbon than tropical forests? Presenting a major opportunity for carbon sequestration, their conservation is vital for managing the impacts of climate change. Read more in today’s feature from Scientific American.

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Severe drought in Uganda brings warning of famine

10 March, 2011 by (comments)

Thousands of Ugandans face a humanitarian crisis as hot, dry weather seriously threatens water and food supplies in 30 per cent of the country’s territory, IRIN reports. Residents are being forced to walk long distances in search of water and crop yields are being hurt by the nine-month-long drought, caused by La Niña. Meteorologists say that expected rainfall inRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Regions