Mangroves are a major factor in the battle against climate change. They store five times as much carbon dioxide in their roots as other rain forest types.
Plastic pollution and overfishing may currently be in the headlines. But rising CO2 emissions are also a key threat to the ocean that covers 71 percent of the planet, and a major challenge for future life on Earth.
A recent report shows rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere are about to make the world's oceans uninhabitable for many sea creatures, threatening entire ocean ecosystems. What can be done?
Panama has lost over half of its mangroves to development and the tanning industry. But now a group of school children have taken up the cause of defending these important forests.
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet and give us food, energy and other resources. But worldwide, this fantastic underwater world is in danger. Is there still time to prevent the worst?
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