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Seaweed Farmers in Indonesia Struggle in Face of Climate Change

By NowThis Earth Published on August 9, 2021

Seaweed has been this community’s main source of income for 15 years — now climate change is destroying that.
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Seaweed is cultivated in the brackish water of Latonro village in Indonesia; it’s been the community’s main source of income for 15 years. But residents say that over the past 6 years, the number of annual harvests has decreased with increased rainfall. Excessive rain causes the water’s salinity to decrease, which inhibits the community’s ability to grow and harvest seaweed.

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