Mako sharks can zip through the water at estimated speeds of 70 to 80 miles per hour, making them the “cheetahs of the ocean.”
The experts suggest that we treat our relationship with the environment like a social exchange, believing that environmentally friendly behavior can compensate for harmful behavior.
Coastal wetlands, including mangroves and coral reefs, absorb the shock and reduce the impact of storm surges and tsunamis on coastal communities. Healthy coral reefs – an estimated 90 percent of which will die off with a global warming of 1.5°C – provide double the protection of dead reefs.
Constructed wetlands are one solution to mitigate the nutrient pollution of our waterways; they work by mimicking the natural filtration and cleansing properties of naturally occurring wetlands. In particular, floating treatment wetlands (FTWs) are a promising type of constructed wetlands for nutrient remediation within water bodies.
In 2013, the University of Georgia reported on research allowing scientists to tap into electricity created through photosynthesis before it’s used by the plant.
“Protect Our Coast. Protect Their Future.” Commercial Shows What’s at Stake for Future Generations of America
Every 100 minutes, a football field of land disappears into the Gulf of Mexico. To highlight this national land loss crisis, Restore the Mississippi River Delta will release a commercial during the Big Game on Feb. 3 that urges viewers across the United States to take necessary action