September 12, 2012

Destroyed Coastal Ecosystems Emit Massive Amount of Carbon

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Disturbed soils under tidal marshes, mangroves and sea grasses emit about 450 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year -- about the same level of annual carbon emissions in the United Kingdom, according to a midrange estimate in a study published in PLoS ONE Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.png .