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By Kennedy Warne / On May 19th, 2011

Writers need heroes—or at least this one does, and while looking at mangroves in Florida I decided to make a pilgrimage to the home of one of American literature’s most famous sons: Papa Hemingway. I wasn’t disappointed. . ....

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By Kennedy Warne / On May 2nd, 2011

The Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is one of the great mangrove preserves of the United States. In fact, here mangroves are spreading where they’re not wanted—into former freshwater swamplands that were drained for a grandiose housing...

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By Kennedy Warne / On April 19th, 2011

While in Caravelas I met people whose lives are intertwined with mangroves. They live amongst them, make their livelihood from them and revere them. Here is what I wrote after meeting some of the fishers of Caravelas. . ....

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By Kennedy Warne / On April 12th, 2011

Opposition to shrimp aquaculture in Ecuador has been growing as coastal mangrove dwellers find their voice and harden their resolve to fight for the preservation of the forests that sustain them. Some of the more outspoken opponents of shrimp farming...

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By Admin / On November 29th, 2010

Marine protected areas have made international headlines in the past week as Oregon moved closer to approving three reserves and Australia delayed plans for establishing coastal marine parks. Three marine experts and Island Press authors, Steve Palumbi...

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By Admin / On June 22nd, 2010

Elizabeth Grossman, author of Chasing Molecules and High Tech Trash, visits the Louisiana coast:

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By Admin / On June 7th, 2010

Commenting on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Rob Young, coastal geologist and co-author of The Rising Sea, writes:

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By Admin / On May 6th, 2010

Terry Tamminen, Lives Per Gallon author, thinks we can learn from the Louisiana oil spill: The Cape Wind...

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By Admin / On March 31st, 2010

[This is the fifth part of a five-part series on the issue of menhaden depletion by Charles Hutchinson; here are parts one, two,...

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By Admin / On March 30th, 2010

[This is the fourth part of a five-part series on the issue of menhaden depletion by Charles Hutchinson; here are parts one, two, and...

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