Hawaii & Alaska
National Fishermen

AK - Sticky Tape: Pebble leaders caught on video confirming project rumors

have to believe there's more than one reason Northern Dynasty Minerals and Pebble Limited Partnership have struggled to secure investors for a literal gold mine. Could one of them be that they're not quite as slick as they think they are? [Editor's note: This editorial has been updated to include a response from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.]

A thunderstorm moving over the Intracoastal Waterway and out to sea in Fort Lauderdale. PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRIS KRIDLER/GETTY IMAGES

FL - Florida Braces for a Storm of Homeowners Insurance Rate Hikes

Hurricane Sally brought high wind and flooding to dozens of roads and reached up to some homes in Bay County on Sept. 16, 2020. Patti Blake / The News Herald

FL - Bay County Beaches Recovering From Increased Levels of Bacteria After Hurricane Sally

Barges are a common site on the Mississippi River, but not so much on the Missouri River. A group of lawmakers on the southern portion of the Missouri River want the Corps of Engineers to maintain the navigation channel as more businesses try to start navigation on the river. via DTN

USA - Lawmakers Push for Navigation Dredging on Missouri River

Arctic & Antarctica
Rising temperatures will lead to a series of tipping points for Antarctica’s ice sheets, leading to practically irreversible melting, simulations suggest. Here, the Getz Ice Shelf in West Antarctica is shown. JEREMY HARBECK / NASA

ANT - Global Warming May Lead to Practically Irreversible Antarctic Melting

Maine aquaculture producers may qualify for up to $250,000 each in federal COVID-19 relief funds but there is a question as to whether aquaculturists who grow their products in open water—using gear such as these suspended lantern nets used to grow scallops in Penobscot Bay near Stonington by Bobby Brewer and his father Marsden—will qualify for the aid. via The Ellsworth American

ME - Aquaculture Industry Qualifies for Relief

Great Lakes
Trade West Construction continues the deepening of the Upstream Channel for the New Lock at the Soo in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Deepening is the first phase of the new lock project and will be completed in the fall 2021. via U.S. Army Corps of Engineering.

MI - Construction Continues on New Lock at Soo Locks With Contract Awarded for Phase 2

Map showing location of phases 1a and 1b of CGG’s OBN survey in the UK CNS. via CGG Multi-Client

UK - CGG Completes First Phase of Largest Ever Seafloor Survey in UK Central North Sea