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The minister dismissed most of the appeals against last year’s approval of expanded beach mining operations north of the Olifants River
Researchers can better quantify range of impacts from landfalling storms
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.
Five Indigenous communities have asked the U.N. to investigate the United States’ failure to live up to legal obligations.
(CNN) A North Carolina county is taking extreme measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading in its community.
SATELLITE BEACH, Florida – Satellite Beach County Manager Courtney Barker sent an email to the Brevard County Commissioners stating that the County’s decision to rescind the beach closures “was absolutely catastrophic to the public’s confidence in our ability to handle this emergency event.”
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ByThe Points Guy
Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that a total of $51,913,975.74 has been awarded to Mississippi through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA). The federal passage in 2006 of GOMESA created revenue sharing provisions for the four Gulf oil and gas producing States of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions.
ByYall Politics Staff
Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mississippi River Commission open the way for the Bonnet Carre Spillway to open earlier today to alleviate Mississippi River flooding as well as lives and property near the City of New Orleans.
ByWXXV News 25
Even with COVID-19 present worldwide, they see need.
Surfside Beach rental market experiencing difficult time
A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai'i.
The third-highest number of hooded plover fledglings has been recorded for the decade, with 17 little birds making it through to their first flight this season.
GALVESTON, Texas– On March 30, the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $16.9 million contract to Great Lakes Environmental and Infrastructure LLC of Rocklin, California, for repairs and raises to the Port Arthur Coastal Storm Risk Management System.
The COVID 19 monies that will soon be propelled into the nation’s hands include help for the seafood industry, which has been affected by closures in restaurants and bars.
As the world battles the coronavirus crisis, researchers are warning of a potentially active Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which kicks off June 1 through the end of November.
When humans are staying home in fear of contacting the coronavirus, other creatures of Mother Nature have staged a comeback to the world’s longest sea beach at Cox’s Bazar. A calm and placid ambience now prevails in the most frequently visited beach of the country, as the local authorities have imposed a ban on people’s movement.
Polar bears in the Barents Sea population use their environment in two different ways. Bears that spend most of their time offshore are exposed to higher levels of pollutants than bears that stay along the coast due to differences in feeding habits, energy expenditure, and geographical distribution.
In an unprecedented fifth opening in the last five years, the Army Corps of Engineers will open 20 bays of the Bonnet Carre Spillway Friday morning to reduce pressure on river levees in the New Orleans area and keep the Mississippi River below its official flood stage of 17 feet.
I joined Greenpeace on the high seas at the end of their year-long project to abolish a severe threat to our oceans
As the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic escalates, marine biologists at Florida Atlantic University acknowledge that "wild" life must go on. Three 6-month-old green sea turtles, the last batch of the 2019 hatchlings at the FAU Marine Laboratory at the Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, were ready to be released. However, with closed beaches and scuba boats not permitted to travel, researchers from the FAU Marine Laboratory had to get creative.
The latest U.S. government effort to better the nation’s weather forecast modeling may not be adequate to achieve its intended goal, according to leading scientists in the weather community. The effort, some say, lacks the necessary push for innovation.
Federal fishing regulators are evaluating how to use electronic monitoring to help manage one of the largest fisheries on the East Coast.
Santa Rosa County Commissioners approved signing an agreement Thursday, March 26 between Holley-Navarre Water, Gulf Breeze City and the Northwest Florida Water Management District that Commissioner Lane Lynchard of Gulf Breeze labeled “an absolutely huge deal for Santa Rosa County, Santa Rosa Sound, and Navarre Beach.”
As Alaska’s top doctor put it, “We know the fish are coming regardless of COVID-19 or not and we can’t ask them to stay home.”
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is providing the following important update on the status of the commercial California Dungeness crab fishery which includes the Northern Management Area (Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9) and Central Management Area (Fish and Game Districts 10 and south).
The Russian Antitrust Service (RAS) has proposed changes to the mechanism of fishing quota distribution that could expand a major overhaul of how the country manages its seafood sector.
In response to the effects of measures the state is taking to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, local governments looking to apply for funding to improve public access to coastal beaches and waters have been given extra time to submit their preapplication.
Great white sharks are congregating on the edge of the Gulf Stream near North Carolina.
When I started thinking about this message weeks ago, I initially planned for it to tie together NOAA’s 50th anniversary, Women’s History Month, and lessons I’ve learned throughout my career. Now, as I settle into my home office for the foreseeable future, our world is being turned upside down by COVID-19.
Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans.
Around the world, people have seen a few unexpected benefits from staying home to contain the new coronavirus. Blue skies made a rare appearance in Chinese cities, a change of pace from the smog. Clear water began flowing through canals in Venice, Italy.
Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has measured miles of herring spawn in Sitka Sound.
Crucial work has started to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion along Kent's shoreline.
The shipping season on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is getting underway nearly two weeks later than industry stakeholders had hoped. The extra time was used by the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board to reduce water levels in the system in order to mitigate the chance of flooding later this year. Unprecedented water levels in 2017 and 2019 caused devastating flooding along the shoreline.
California regulators on Tuesday set new rules about how much water can be taken from the state's largest rivers, angering water agencies for restricting how much they can take and environmental groups for not making those limits low enough to protect endangered species.
Irish aquaculture producers have been asked to fill in a form to strengthen the sector's case for financial aid from the government as they struggle to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ByThe Fish Site
An arm of the federal government is temporarily waiving the need for some fishing vessels to carry at-sea monitors.
Today's icy wasteland would've once played host to huge amounts of plant-life – during an unusually toasty period in history 90million years ago.
Even minor amounts of human activity can increase nutrient concentrations in fresh waters that can damage the environment, according to a new study.
The Philippines’ largest port could shut in less than a week if shipping containers aren’t moved to free up space for new cargo amid a lockdown that’s preventing businesses from retrieving freight.
Spending more time in front of the screen than usual? More YouTubes than tubes? We’ve complied a half dozen surf flicks you can watch online free while the world has a little collective think about its behavior, you can find em all here.
Maui’s mayor is clarifying the county’s stay-at-home order, telling residents that exercise at the beach or in the ocean is fine — but lounging on the sand is not.
ByHawaii News Now
WASHINGTON—Officially safeguarding the area’s secluded hot tubs, three-way friendly bungalows, and unlit beaches where troublesome friends can be quietly disposed of, the Department of Interior set aside a 300-mile stretch of Florida coastline as a National Wild Things Preserve.
Ahead of World Wetlands Day, research shows how protecting mangroves can mitigate sea level rise – while also helping them adapt to its effects.
Wastewater disposal. Flood control. Sewage piping. Sea-level rise. These are topics Broward County elected officials need to master, so there’s a need for a crash course once taking office.
The Lake Erie region may soon have its watershed moment when it comes to curbing agricultural runoff thanks to researchers at Bowling Green State University.
2020 Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants.
A wet spring in already soaked west Michigan could spell trouble for marina businesses up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline that can't adjust the height of their boat docks as water levels are projected to continue rising.
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study that’s expected to examine coastal risk across the entire Great Lakes basin remains stalled for lack of federal funding two years after being authorized by Congress.
The N.C. Coastal Federation recently received a $2.7 million grant from NOAA/NFWF for large-scale construction of living shorelines includes money for a large project to protect the Highway 24 causeway between Cedar Point and the bridges that lead into Swansboro to the west.
Tens of millions of dollars in revenue for the Virgin Islands are practically up in smoke as the COVID-19 pandemic forced cruise ship cancellations, a ban on hotel stays and a stay-at-home order that all but cut off the territory’s lifeblood: tourism.
Homeowners denied the ability to rebuild a home within the state's oceanfront setback area filed a takings case in federal court. Federal District judge ruled that the taking case was not ripe for federal courts - plaintiffs need to go through state court first.
“The Pleistocene” often evokes images of ice ages – with much of the planet covered by great ice sheets. In reality, this geological epoch that started 2.6 million years ago and lasted until about 11,700 years ago was a time of wildly swinging climatic conditions, typically with long, cold “glacial” phases interspersed with warm “interglacials”.
A cement block retaining wall tumbled into the Manistee channel over the weekend - just days before deconstruction was to begin - damaging part of the Manistee Riverwalk.
One of the most important stories you can cover in your community is how local institutions are preparing to adapt to more-destructive wildfire seasons, increased flooding, landslides and myriad other effects of a warming climate in the Pacific Northwest.
A series of interactive maps published on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal illustrates the shifts that have taken place over the last five decades by several commercially and recreationally important fish species living along the East Coast.
NOW is concerned with the economic hardship imposed on secondary and tertiary U.S. suppliers due to the global spread of COVID-19.
This article is the fourth in a series of articles published by NPQ, in partnership with the First Nations Development Institute (First Nations), that lift up Native American voices to highlight issues concerning environmental justice in Indian Country and identify ways that philanthropy might more effectively support this work.
According to Larry Couch, chief of the Panama City Beach Fire Rescue, the department’s eight seasonal lifeguards are in the midst of training to protect the city’s portion of the Gulf Coast.
What if Sandy had dealt New Jersey a glancing blow in 2012 instead of hitting it nearly head on? Or if the historic storm had made landfall farther south or north? What if the storm was smaller, slower, or more intense? How would the impacts change?
ByNCAR & UCAR
Law enforcement officers from Georgetown County will be closely monitoring county beaches and waterways for the duration of the State of Emergency and enforcing Gov. Henry McMaster’s Executive Order to close all public access points because of the public health threat posed by COVID-19.
The overall U.S. rig count is down 44 rigs from the previous week to 728, with oil rigs down 40 to 624, gas rigs down four at 102, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at two, according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes.
To stop the spread of the coronavirus, police in the Outer Banks set up check points earlier this month to prevent visitors and nonresident property owners from entering the popular vacation destination.
A replica of the sailing vessel Pilgrim that Richard Henry Dana Jr. wrote about in Two Years Before the Mast has sunk at its dock in Dana Point, California, where it served as a classroom for marine science and maritime history programs.
Myrtle Beach, which brings in more visitors every year than any other South Carolina destination, may be one of the U.S. metros most vulnerable to coronavirus-related job losses. File/Gavin McIntyre/Staff
The commanding officer of an aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam says there are more than 100 positive cases of the illness caused by the coronavirus among its crew and is calling on Navy leadership to do more to protect the lives of his sailors.
In 2018, friends Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel bought a 100-person survival lifeboat and spent just over a year transforming the utilitarian vessel with a mission to take it on an epic 5,000km, four-month cruise from the Sussex coast to the Arctic Circle. This is their story...
With spring underway, thousands of brown pelicans are returning to nest on Queen Bess Island — a bird rookery island south of New Orleans in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay. What may seem like an ordinary annual event is actually quite remarkable, and a promising sign of recovery and resilience for Louisiana’s state bird.
Concern is building in the market over who is going to buy the most recently harvested shrimp.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is projecting even higher water levels on Lake Michigan than last year. That means Indiana lakeshore towns could see more flooding this spring and summer.
A lot of plans have been scrapped. This has led to crystal clear waters (if not dolphins) in Venice, iconic Balinese surf breaks uncrowded like the 1960s and an exodus of selfie sticks from Machu Picchu.
Therefore, climate action should be central to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nature along KZN’s coast is slowly improving amid the 21-day lockdown, with shark nets and drumlines temporarily removed.
Spring peepers and wood frogs are calling for a mate, flowers are blooming, crows are nesting, songbirds are singing, and river herring are migrating from the Atlantic Ocean to warmer coastal waters. All life is beginning to stir, except of course for people. Across New Jersey and the rest of the country, many people have begun adjusting to a life of home-bound isolation, an effort to radically reduce human-to-human contact and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters.
In the not too distant future, global warming could deprive Japanese cuisine of an essential element: konbu, or edible kelp.
ByThe Japan Times
Besides building emergency hospitals in response to COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does so much more.
Whole portions of the city could crumble away in just decades, especially during storms when tidelines surge well past existing sea walls and other coastal infrastructure, according to an assessment of sea-level rise by the city.
Shoppers across the UK are unknowingly consuming 2.5 times more fish than they think, according to 'Caught Out', a new report from Feedback and the Changing Markets Foundation which ranks the top ten UK supermarkets according to the sustainability of the farmed seafood that they sell.
Pierre LeBlanc needs to decide by Friday whether he’ll bring in dozens of temporary foreign workers.
Irreplaceable ocean ecosystem surrounds the Tristan da Cunha archipelago
The US seafood industry received a $300 million assist from the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on March 27, and a wide coalition of industry stakeholders is hoping for more.
Crowds of more than 10 still gathered Saturday on Front Beach in Ocean Springs despite the threat of the new coronavirus.
Construction at the Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm in China is back in full swing, according to MingYang Smart Energy.
Holiday towns around the country are seeing a string of beach house owners move out of major cities and into their second homes to wait out the coronavirus outbreak.
Dredgers are expediting operations in New York to make way for the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will dock in the epicenter of America's COVID-19 outbreak to assist hospitals that become overrun by the pandemic.
SAN LEON — Joaquin Padilla steered his white oyster boat, MISS KOSOVARE, in deliberate, counter-clockwise circles on an unusually placid Galveston Bay. The boat’s oyster dredge — a chain mesh net with a heavy steel frame - dragged on the port side of the boat along the floor of the bay, raking up dozens of oysters of various sizes.
Tempers flared on both sides of the barricades and some coastal South Carolina towns regrouped after the abrupt beach restrictions were put in place late last week because of the new coronavirus.
“ROUND THEM UP AND BRING THEM TO THE LOCALS. LOTS OF SPARE ENERGY TO SORT THEM OUT!” Locals red with indignation etc.