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Belize's Coastal Capital

The Economic Contribution of Belize's Coral Reefs and Mangroves...

This study evaluated the average annual contribution of reef- and mangrove-associated tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection services to the economy of Belize.

Marine Protected Areas of the World

The development of a global system of marine protected areas (MPAs) lags far behind that of the terrestrial biosphere in both the extent and the effectiveness of its coverage.

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Natural Coastline Defense: Mangrove Forests in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia's scientists, researchers, and political figures are emphasizing the importance of restoring mangrove forests, one of nature's strongest defenses against natural disasters.

A Better Way for the U.S. Government to Clean Our Water

When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck.

Food or Fuel? The Bioenergy Dilemma

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p>The cost of grain-based staples--such as tortillas in Mexico, beef noodles in western China, and bread in the United States--has increased around the world. There are several reasons why prices have jumped, but there’s one getting a lot of attention: the global rush for bioenergy.

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