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Climate change causing mangroves to grow in Florida

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 16:20

Mangrove trees, which are highly sensitive to cold, have expanded enormously on the Atlantic coast of Florida as the frequency of frosts has diminished, says a study.

Rare species of turtles to be released in Sunderbans

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 14:49

A bale of a rare species of Northern River Terrapin or Sunderbans Batagur turtles, which is considered critically endangered across the globe, will be released in the Sunderbans in mid-2014.

Sundarbans: Where farmers sell goats to protect trees

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 17:06

Aware that the only weapon they have to fight climate change are mangrove swamps, villagers in Sundarbans are now gradually rediscovering their love for the trees with some even selling off cattle which damage the plantation.

Declining mangroves shield against global warming

Last Updated: Monday, April 04, 2011, 15:02

Mangroves confer many benefits on humans living in their midst.

`Navi Mumbai airport will destroy tracts of mangroves`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 18:05

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh today said the proposed airport at Navi Mumbai would destroy a large swathe of mangroves.

Extinction threat for mangroves warns IUCN

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 14:17

As the world observes Earth Day Thursday, there is not much to cheer for the coastal communities whose primary source of livelihood -- mangroves is under threat due to unchecked anthropological pressures and natural calamities.