Research from Japan reveals that mangroves can’t cope with cold feet.
In the waters of a river in Tabasco grows a population of red mangrove: a lost world whose origins can be traced back to the last glaciation.
These carbon-hoarding, coastline-protecting forests are sponges for greenhouse gases. Doing plantings right and involving local communities are key to saving them.
Rapid restoration isn’t always the best restoration, when the restoring species is invasive.
Can plants help fight global warming? Nigel Chaffey looks to the roots.
We think of sea-level rise as a long-term threat, but sometimes the change is catastrophically quick, and it’s the recovery that is long-term.
Rhizophora mangle supports a thinner stem of higher mechanical resistance when compared to Avicennia germinans, a co-existing mangrove lacking rhizophores.