NEW YORK (AP) — Officials at the Bronx Zoo say a 3 1/2-foot-long mangrove snake has gone missing, but say there's no threat to visitors.
The zoo says the mildly venomous snake wasn't in its...
BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — The mangroves at Biscayne National Park are home to everything from baby fish to crabs — and, unfortunately, an awful lot of trash. Now, a small fleet of...
Mexican regulators say new oil refinery lacked permits
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican regulators say a new Gulf coast oil refinery spearheaded by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador did not have appropriate permits when contractors cut down 205 acres (83 hectares) of mangroves.
Mangrove thickets protect shorelines and ecosystems, and removal of the small trees is prohibited in Mexico.
The Security, Energy and Environment Agency said Thursday the contractors will be fined about $700,000 and must restore the destroyed vegetation.
Mangroves protect coastlines, store carbon – and are expanding with climate change
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Flying sludge, dirty kisses at Brazil Carnival ‘mud party’
PARATY, Brazil (AP) — Hundreds of revelers wrestled, tackled each other and threw chunks of gunk while shaking it to samba and reggaeton Saturday at a Carnival beach party where clothes were optional but the mud was not.
Months after Hurricane Irma hit Gulf Coast of Florida, doors are open to tourists
Seconds after casting into the soupy waters of the Everglades, I felt a tug on the line. It was my first time fishing in Florida anywhere, in fact and this was making it look easy. When Hurricane Irma made landfall here in Everglades City, in September, it stirred up a bounty below the surface of these mangrove-wrapped waterways.
Solitude of bald eagle nest disturbed by gawkers, drones
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Birdwatchers are concerned that so many people are gawking near a giant bald eagle's nest on Florida's west coast that the traffic might disturb the birds.
NIUMALU — Dr. Carl Berg of Malama Huleia said volunteer Mele Khalsa was a baby plant killer Tuesday during the shoreline cleanup focusing on the removal of invasive red mangrove.
“Look at her,” Berg said. “For every one the Kauai Invasive Species Committee takes down with a chain saw, she has more than a hundred in her bucket.”
Police in Bangladesh clash with protesters over power plant
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Thursday to disperse protesters demanding cancellation of plans for a massive coal-fired power plant near ecologically sensitive mangrove forests on the coast. Five people were injured.
PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis.
All 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka are now earmarked for preservation.