Pacific nations desperate for climate action

New Zealand climate scientists have echoed desperate cries from small Pacific nations in the firing line of rising seas. Representatives from 17 Pacific states, including Kiribati President Anote Tong, have been meeting leaders and experts in Wellington this week as part of Victoria University's Pacific Climate Change Conference. The university's Professor James...

NOAA study finds ‘living shorelines’ can lessen climate change’s effects

Protected and stabilized shorelines can store carbon, promote coastal resilience, improve water quality, and fish habitats.

A recent NOAA study, published in the journal PLOS One, shows “living shorelines”—protected and stabilized shorelines using natural materials such as plants, sand, and rock—can help to keep carbon out of the...

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