Entries for September 2012

Deforestation Is Killing Madagascar's Coral Reefs

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(September 05, 2012) Sediment carried by rivers draining deforested areas in Madagascar is smothering local coral reefs, increas- ing the incidence of disease and suppressing growth, report two new studies published in the journals Bio- geosciences and Marine Pollution Bulletin. The first study, co-authored by the Wildlife Conservation Soci- ety, looked specifically at coral communities in An- tongil Bay, located in northeastern Madagascar, while the second included data from Western Madagascar. Results from ...