Great Lakes
Contract fisherman Jim Dickau holds a grass carp while removing different types of Asian carp for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources from the Illinois River near Morris on Aug. 23, 2016. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)
Science

Little attention has been paid to grass carp, a gluttonous herbivore that could decimate Great Lakes wetlands

Chicago has long been characterized as the last line of defense in the war to prevent bighead and silver carp from reaching the Great Lakes. But as efforts ramp up, another little-discussed species of Asian carp is already spawning in the region and could become the first to be established.

Northeast
The oyster populations from Maine to Florida has shrunk to less than 10% of its historic size. (nulovetoyo/Adobe Stock)
Fisheries

Reclaiming The Big Oyster

Northeast
The P.E.I. government released its Coastal Property Guide in 2016, outlining the rules that apply to properties on the coastline, including buffer zones and setbacks. This 2014 photo shows the impact of tropical storm Arthur in Charlottetown. (Submitted by Alli Henderson)
Property

To move away from the shore, or to 'armour' it — Prince Edwards Islands erosion question

West Coast
A gray whale found dead off Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California. Photo by M. Flannery, California Academy of Sciences.

2019 Gray Whale Unusual Mortality Event Along the West Coast

Pacific Northwest
Ducks fly above the recently restored wetland area of Smith Island along Union Slough on April 11 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

On I-5’s edge, biologists revive a vanishing world for salmon

Northeast
It’s time for New Jersey to transform its aging infrastructure into a resilient one, with mobile and green engineering. (Illustration by Traci Daberko for Rutgers University)

Here’s how we can adapt to the rising sea along the New Jersey coast

West Coast
The Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort has replaced the heavy ropes and stanchions that ringed its guest area with less obtrusive ropes to outline its alcohol service area. An incident involving hotel security and a group of Montecito residents is under scrutiny by the California Coastal Commission. (Giana Magnoli / Noozhawk photo)

Rosewood Miramar Resort Ordered to Open Beach Access to Public

Southeast
An adult right whale and a juvenile swim off Georgia’s coast. The species has been listed as endangered since 1970. Only an estimated 411 of this most-endangered whale species remain, according to NOAA. File/Credit: Sea to Shore Alliance/NOAA permit 20556

Georgia's endangered marine mammal to get relief from planned halt of offshore oil exploration