Gulf of Mexico
Source: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), "Areas Under Restriction," GOMESA Map, at

USA - Interior Disburses $353 Million in GOMESA Revenues for Gulf State Coastal Conservation and Hurricane Protection Projects

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced that the Department disbursed almost $353 million in FY 2019 energy revenues to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS) – an increase of 64.2 percent ($138 million) over the prior year. The funds will be used to support coastal conservation and restoration projects; hurricane protection programs; and activities to implement marine, coastal or conservation management plans.

Beach mining at the Tormin mine on the West Coast, north of the Olifants River. The government has dismissed appeals against a huge expansion of these operations. Picture: GROUNDUP/JOHN YELD

SA - Barbara Creecy gives go-ahead to mine on Western Cape beaches

Damage to the New Jersey coastline, hit hard by storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Credit: U.S. Air Force

Steering a (virtual) hurricane: New model gives scientists more control