Today’s Solutions: July 22, 2024

This mangrove forest can help

This mangrove forest can help us better understand climate change

When botanist Carlos Burelo was a young boy, he used to play among a grove of red mangroves along the banks of the San Pedro Martir River in the middle of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The funny thing is that mangroves typically grow in coastal salt waters, while these ones thrive in freshwater 124 Read More...

Mangroves roots inspire scient

Mangroves roots inspire scientists to develop efficient water purifier

While solar stills have been around for some time already, there’s plenty of room for efficiency improvements. In a bid to do exactly that, scientists from Virginia Tech have developed a mangrove-inspired “synthetic tree” that mimics the natural process of transporting water from the roots to Read More...

ActionAid helps women in coast

ActionAid helps women in coastal villages rewild mangrove forests

We’ve written previously about the efforts of ActionAid, a non-profit organization that focuses on training and educating women who live in areas that are deeply affected by climate change to take on climate-adaptive livelihoods that will protect them and their environment. The first piece we Read More...

Mangrove restoration expands c

Mangrove restoration expands carbon credit benefits to coastal Kenya

Eight years ago, mangrove forests in the Kenyan village of Gazi were greatly depleted for use as firewood and construction poles while poaching ran rampant nearby. Today, the village has turned over a new leaf. The mangrove forests are thriving once again and poaching has fallen 90 percent over the Read More...

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Mangrove trees can protect vulnerable coastal communities from hurricanes

Climate change is making the impact of hurricanes and other storms more dangerous—and more expensive. As the costs loom over coastlines across the globe, vulnerable communities are looking for new ways to mitigate the economic impact. A promising approach would be to use existing natural habitats Read More...