Climate Central: ‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. — Walking along a wooden path winding through Nease Beachfront Park, Danny Lippi pointed to coastal trees sprouting from the shrubbery around him. The exotic species were brought here by warming temperatures — bringing business opportunities for the local arborist.

“All of these are mangroves,” Lippi said, surrounded by the young perennial plants, blooming with hues of green and golden yellows. “You can actually see that line where the upland vegetation just stops.”

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