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Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - After Hurricane Ida, Louisianians Offer Bold Visions for Climate Resilience

Recovery from Hurricane Ida is still underway in southeast Louisiana, where the climate crisis hangs a question mark over the future. People in Louisiana are already preparing for rising seas and intensifying storms, offering models for the rest of us. So, will New Orleans be under water someday? Mike Ludwig speaks to Jessica Dandridge, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, to find out.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - NCCOS Awards $1.7M to Support Habitat Connectivity Research in National Marine Sanctuaries

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science awarded $1.7 million of an anticipated $5.9 million over the next four to five years for three research projects to investigate species’ habitat usage and connectivity in and around national marine sanctuaries in the Florida Keys, Flower Garden Banks, and Stellwagen Bank.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

MS - Mississippi’s largest tourism board is on the brink of collapse on the Coast

The organization that promotes Mississippi’s biggest tourist destination — the three counties along the Gulf Coast — is on the brink of collapse following a string of leadership resignations, in-fighting over county representation and public name-calling.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

TX - Environmentalists sue GLO, Cameron County over SpaceX test launch beach closures

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — A group of South Texas environmentalists sued the Texas General Land Office and Cameron County for allowing the repeated closure of Boca Chica Beach, on the border with Mexico, for SpaceX tests.

International
Justice

World - Opinion: Transformational opportunities for an equitable ocean commons

A frontier mentality has been a defining aspect of human history. Often this sentiment is optimistically framed in the language of aspirations and opportunities. But it can also be accompanied by unsavory narratives of over-exploitation, inequity, and conflict (1).

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

OR - Disaster relief requested for commercial salmon industry

At the recommendation of Oregon’s coastal legislators, Gov. Kate Brown issued a formal request on Oct. 4 to the U.S. Department of Commerce for federal disaster relief for Oregon’s commercial salmon industry. This request comes in response to diminished salmon landings for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons.

Caribbean
Recreation

USVI - Boating in the USVI, Part 2: Laws to Create Restricted Areas Offer Inadequate Protection

This is the second in a series of articles exploring the recent resurgence of the recreational boating industry. This part of the series looks at restricted areas.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - As Ida-hit Port Fourchon rebuilds, disappearing wetlands threaten its future

PORT FOURCHON, Louisiana, Oct 14 (Reuters) - On Louisiana’s south coast, in a key port servicing the U.S. offshore oil industry, a huge shipyard sits idle and in tatters. Where parts of the nine-bay terminal’s roof once hung, only a tangle of twisted metal beams is now visible while a side of the building is caved in.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

LA - When the Place You Live Becomes Unlivable

After Hurricane Ida, New Orleanians are weighing the emotional, cultural, and financial costs of leaving the place they call home.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Oak Island council OKs $17.5-million sand contract

Oak Island Town Council has approved a $17.5-million contract with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock to put sand along the western portions of the shore this winter.

Northeast
Federal

MD - NFWF, EPA Announce $10 Million In Grants To Restore The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program partnership today announced more than $10 million in grants for projects that will protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding watershed.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - NOAA is raising its climate profile, its head says

Richard W. Spinrad is the first Senate-confirmed administrator of NOAA in five years, which has its advantages in Washington.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - US to Hold Seven Offshore Wind Auctions in Next Three Years

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to organise up to seven new offshore wind lease sales by 2025, according to the country’s Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.

International
Science

World - Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'

Symbiotic relationship between Pacific Ocean coral species offers a potential solution to restore climate-damaged reefs

International
Property

World - Investors could lose $8.4 trillion as climate crisis hits oceans, WWF says

Investors could lose trillions of dollars as the climate crisis hits oceans, the WWF has said. An estimated $8.4 trillion of assets and revenues are at risk from rising temperatures. The financial community is embracing green investing ahead of the COP26 summit.

International
Science

World - Underwater gardens boost coral diversity to stave off 'biodiversity meltdown'

Symbiotic relationship between Pacific Ocean coral species offers a potential solution to restore climate-damaged reefs

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Hurricane Michael damage wins 2021 DesignSafe Dataset Award

“The dataset is important because it captures near immediate perishable evidence of the performance of the built environment after Hurricane Michael,” Kijewski-Correa said. “It broadly assesses building performance over a large expanse of the impacted area and over a wide range of structural typologies.”

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Hundreds still without power in Terrebonne and Lafourche 6 weeks after Hurricane Ida

It has been 45 days since Hurricane Ida lashed Terrebonne and Lafourche and Kayin Chaisson still doesn’t have power.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - DOE Announces $13.5 Million for Sustainable Development of Offshore Wind

Four Projects Will Support Environmental Monitoring and Advance Federal Goal to Deploy 30 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind by 2030

Southeast
Tourism

FL - House seeks answers on fighting red tide horrors

A lethal enemy breeds near the bottom of the sea. It rises from the ocean like a red blob when the time comes, and the dead husks and shells of large sea creatures wash ashore. First, it comes for the fish, then the sea turtles, and ultimately the coastal tourism economy.

International
Justice

CN - An underwater mystery on Canada's coast

Tens of thousands of wooden stakes poking up from British Columbia's shoreline have smashed a long-held stereotype of Canada's First Nation people.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

LA - Federal hurricane prevention for New Orleans that cost billions worked during Ida, senators agree

U.S. senators on Wednesday promoted a federal hurricane system’s performance in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida, but noted that other regions experienced devastation that is likely to worsen as climate change produces more intense and frequent storms.

Southeast
Property

FL - Florida property insurance market’s ‘staggering losses’ are ‘not sustainable’

(The Center Square) – Many Florida property insurers are seeking double-digit rate hikes citing ballooning reinsurance costs, “loss creep” from 2017-18 hurricanes, coastal flooding and litigation.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Resistance, resilience, and recovery of salt marshes in the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael

Hurricanes and other intense storms impact marshes in a variety of different ways. Storms can be a major source of sediment deposition, which in turn increases marsh elevation and resilience to sea-level rise. Wave action and inundation can also cause significant vegetation loss, edge erosion and other marsh degradation, including pond formation. Understanding how marshes are impacted by major storms is imperative to understanding system-wide coastal resistance and resilience.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - In Louisiana, restored nesting island wildly popular with birds

Pelicans, egrets, herons, ibis, terns, and other colonial water birds built about 6,100 nests on Rabbit Island — more than 16 times the number biologists had expected, a news release from the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - With only weeks remaining, US Army preps for release of climate strategy

The service is preparing to release a new climate strategy with four key lines of effort, according to a memo obtained by Defense News outlining the plan.

Great Lakes
Fisheries

Great Lakes - As lake trout reappear, a renewed bipartisan focus on the health of the Great Lakes also emerges

This past May, biologists from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation found something that looked quite small and inconsequential to those of us who might only fish in the Great Lakes, but something that was huge and quite important to scientists like them that spend their entire lives staring into the into largest freshwater basin on the planet.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - The Navy Vs. Marine Mammals: How Often Do Ship Strikes Happen?

The Navy hires biologists and oceanographers to assess and document its environmental impact, but many of those impacts remain unknown.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - Arctic Ocean's 'last ice area' may not survive the century

With warming climate, summer sea ice in the Arctic has been shrinking fast, and now consistently spans less than half the area it did in the early 1980s. This raises the question: It this keeps up, in the future will year-round sea ice—and the creatures who need it to survive—persist anywhere?

International
Engineering

AUS - Collaroy sea wall: Work should stop immediately, objectors say

IT might be being billed as the multimillion-dollar solution to coastal erosion, but some residents say construction of a giant sea wall in Collaroy and Narrabeen should be stopped immediately.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Hurricane Ida in Louisiana: Caskets, vaults still displaced

Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana with furious winds that ripped roofs off buildings and storm surge so powerful it moved homes. What it wrought on the living it also wrought on the dead, moving vaults and caskets and adding another layer of trauma for families and communities recovering from the powerful storm.

Southeast
Property

USA - Stronger and more frequent hurricanes threaten job growth in coastal counties

The southeastern coast of the United States is threatened yearly by hurricanes, some receiving more media coverage and resources than others. Coastal states such as Florida experience more hurricane impacts than other states and thus the greatest labor market disruptions from these disasters.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - FEMA Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program Minimum Floodplain Management Standards

WASHINGTON -- FEMA published a notice today in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) minimum floodplain management standards.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Top fossil fuel lender JPMorgan joins UN climate action finance plan

As the largest U.S. bank and a major lender to the fossil fuel industry, JPMorgan has been criticized for not joining the group, which launched in April, sooner. The announcement comes ahead of next month's UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 26, in Glasgow.

International
Waterways

China - Challenges at Chinese Ports are Increasingly Impacting Global Shipping

While much of the focus has been on the challenges shippers and carriers are having at getting imports offloaded at their destination ports and delivered, there are also growing backlogs at Chinese factories and ports.

International
Engineering

Japan - This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete

In rural Japan, the unstoppable forces of nature meet the immovable determination of the construction state. Can this village survive? (Paywall Applies)

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Port approves $95.4M contract for Houston Ship Channel expansion after moving to reduce air emissions

Port commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with a locally based dredging company to begin work on an extensive, multi-phase project to expand the Houston Ship Channel, delaying the start by three months so the company can bring in a less-polluting dredge and retrofit other equipment to reduce harmful air emissions.

Northeast
Science

NY - Stony Brook scientist: Algae blooms, dead zones are 'new normal' in East End waters

Conditions causing low oxygen and harmful algae blooms in Long Island waters — including on the East End — have become a “new normal,” according to this year’s water quality report from Stony Brook University scientist Christopher Gobler.

West Coast
Energy

CA - ‘Extremely Troubling’: Oil Pipeline Records Obtained by Voice of OC Prompt Questions as Congress Starts Probing

Congress is holding hearings today, tomorrow and Monday about potential law changes over the spill, which is drawing scrutiny of the original 1979 permit records obtained by Voice of OC.

West Coast
Local

CA - State, Feds Kick Off Slew of Investigations Into Orange County Oil Spill

This week, a host of different state and federal officeholders are launching investigations and oversight hearings after last week’s oil spill off of OC’s coast. Could their action spur the next environmental movement?

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - A $5M beach renourishment project: 268,500 tons of sand coming to these Collier County beaches

Collier commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to spend nearly $5 million to renourish three county beach areas with work set to begin late this month.

Arctic & Antarctica
Waterways

Arctic - The Northwest Passage is thawing. Will US, Canada sail its waters together?

Steering the ship from her perch 93 feet above the Arctic waterline, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Valerie Hines guides the vessel through ice cover laid out like a vast white puzzle starting to tear apart.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

VA - 'Coastal Futures Hub' Aims to Protect Rural Communities Threatened by Climate Change

Virginia is a hot spot of climate change. We have the highest sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast, and we have more storms that are hitting the coast now than at any previous time,” environmental scientist Karen McGlathery said.

International
Tourism

IT - OPINION: How tourism could help save Italy's coastline - instead of destroying it

A friend recently sent me an aerial photo of Sardinia’s La Maddalena archipelago, taken from an helicopter in August, and I had to look four times before I realized what those hundreds of tiny white dots were.

International
Advocacy

World - Ancient cultures faced rising seas and lived to tell the tale

There’s some truth behind age-old flood myths (even Noah’s Ark and Atlantis).

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Report highlights how Bristol Bay locals are losing access to commercial fisheries

Alaska’s limited-entry commercial fisheries system may be pulling access to fisheries away from the coastal communities where they take place.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii OCCL Updates About Coastal Erosion

HONOLULU, HI (STL.News) The options available to land managers and owners of coastal properties facing serious beach erosion are limited, expensive, and unlikely to provide permanent fixes. That’s one of the conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources last Friday.

Coastwide
Science

World - Yale Researchers Say Atmospheric Rivers Are Stable For Now — But Change Is On The Way

Yale researchers are charting the course of mighty “rivers” in the sky that are holding steady in the face of climate change — for now.

Northeast
Science

MA - A new $905,988 yellow buoy will soon be in Buzzards Bay. Here's what it will do

A new high-tech buoy that measures wave height and direction, and provides mariners with real-time weather information intended to improve navigational safety, will be installed soon in Buzzards Bay.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Chesapeake - How future hurricanes could affect the Chesapeake Bay region, according to new research

If another Hurricane Isabel hit the Chesapeake Bay area a few decades from now, it could affect at least a million more people and cause $6 billion more in damage than when it landed in 2003, new research suggests.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Huntington Beach boomed thanks to oil. Now, many see it as blighted barrier to future

Strolling home from a beach yoga session near Lifeguard Tower 14, not far from the crews working to contain the massive oil spill from an offshore pipe, Julie Green passed a vestige of her city’s petroleum-steeped history.

International
Fisheries

China - Shandong's Rushan Leveraging Its 10 Billion-Dollar Oyster Industry

On October 6, the second China (Rushan) Oyster Industry Summit Forum was held successfully in Rushan, Shandong.

International
Waterways

NO - World's 1st LNG-Fueled Wind-Assisted CO2 Carrier Ordered By Northern Lights

(Norway) - The Northern Lights joint venture has awarded contracts for the construction of two dedicated CO2 carriers to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Mills: But for Whitlock we wouldn't have secured $25 million to dredge Port Mansfield ship channel

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS – Willacy County Judge Aurelio ‘Keter’ Guerra says deepening Port Mansfield’s ship channel to allow for ocean-going barge traffic can be a “game changer” for his county’s economic fortunes.

International
Engineering

World - Engineers can drive change but COP26 must set the goals

The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) presents an opportunity for actors in the public, private and civil sectors of society to come together and create solutions towards anthropogenic climate change.

International
Science

World - Our underwater future: What sea level rise will look like around the globe

The planet is warming rapidly, resulting in historic drought, deadly floods and unusual melting events in the Arctic. It is also causing steady sea level rise, which scientists say will continue for decades.

Southeast
Property

GA - Flood insurance rate changes underway

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The flood insurance rates for properties are changing.

Northeast
Property

RI - Collapsed roads, flooded basements, submerged cars: Flood risk growing in New England

If a major flood happened tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of homes, commercial buildings, roads and critical infrastructure across New England are at risk of damage, according to a new report by the First Street Foundation. And the dangers are only expected to grow over the next 30 years.

Great Lakes
Science

MI - Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate adaptation research and engagement at U-M and MSU

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $5.4 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to continue their study of climate change and variability risks in the larger Great Lakes region for the next five years.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Not a drill: Navy struggles to complete adaptation mission

The U.S. Navy is at war against a surging sea. It has yet to notch a victory.

International
Engineering

World - In the green energy race, deep-sea mining is gaining momentum, consequences could be devastating

Three miles deep along the floor of the abyssal plains of the global oceans, trillions of black, round, rock-like nuggets are scattered and amassed. These rocks, called Polymetallic Nodules, are similar in size and appearance to partially burned charcoal briquettes and are a mixture of nickel, cobalt, manganese, and other rare earth metals.

International
Energy

CAN - Sustainable Marine hires Seasystems for floating tidal mooring job

Sustainable Marine Energy has commissioned Seasystems to supply adjustable mooring tensioners for the 420kW PLAT-I tidal energy platform that will be installed in the Bay of Fundy in Canada.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - The case for ocean optimism

With the health of the ocean under threat, a rallying cry for marine conservation goes global. Here is a good-news story

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - When it comes to sand replenishment, the Sierra Club is all wet

Winston Churchill once said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” The same happens with the replenishment of beaches.

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Oceanic dead zones are worse than ever

The Oregon coast is known for its stunning beauty. But under the surface, these cold ocean currents support one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet — and because of that, one of the largest fishing fleets on the west coast.

West Coast
Energy

CA - California's offshore oil rigs are decades old, and industry resists decommissioning them

Experts and environmental advocates say this aging infrastructure will likely spark more disasters in the years ahead — as oil companies face an uncertain future, are reluctant to invest in upgrades, and hand off assets to smaller and smaller companies.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - 25% of all critical infrastructure in the US is at risk of failure due to flooding, new report finds

As a massive investment to repair roads and adapt to climate change faces an uncertain fate in Congress, a new report finds much of the country's infrastructure is already at risk of being shut down by flooding. And as the planet heats up, the threat is expected to grow.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - US hit with 18 billion-dollar disasters so far this year

The United States saw an unprecedented 18 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the first nine months of the year, according to scientists with NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Who Gets to Use Our Oceans?

A new proposal would track lobster boats in federal waters to collect data that protects commercial fisheries against developers

Coastwide
Energy

World - Innovation in floating wind will be crucial to the future of offshore energy

With offshore floating wind as a proven commercial reality, the challenges associated with the industry are now focused on delivering at scale, but there are still key innovation issues to be resolved across the industry.

International
Science

UK - Algae blooms investigated as potential mass seabird deaths cause

Blooms of toxic algae in the North Sea are being investigated as one potential cause behind the “dreadful” death of thousands of seabirds along the east coast.

Arctic & Antarctica
Science

Arctic - Sea-level rise causing frozen grounds along Arctic coastlines to thaw, study suggests

The Arctic sea ice has suffered devastating loss and has shrunk to its second lowest on record. Melting sea ice is just one of many signs of a warming climate in the North. Emanuela Campanella explains how climate change is rapidly transforming the Arctic Circle. – Sep 22, 2020

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - On Their Ends: Years of flooding and catastrophic storms have Louisiana's seafood industry on the brink

For Scott Maurer, working in the oyster industry in southeast Louisiana lately has just been hit after hit.

Coastwide
Advocacy

World - By land and by sea | Greenbiz

Farmers as a group don’t typically embrace change. Just ask Luis Lombana, CEO of Ficosterra, a Spanish marine biotechnology company that makes fertilizers from an unexpected source: seaweed.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Bay County Florida sees gains 3 years after Hurricane Michael

BAY COUNTY — For Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey, the days leading up to Oct. 10, 2018, were just like any normal storm preparation — gather names of who is staying, board up windows and lock down loose items around town.

Northeast
Property

NY - New York City council requires climate resilience plan

New York City has long been a leader among cities when it comes to tackling climate change.

Northeast
Science

MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore Receives $30M NOAA Grant to Diversify Marine Sciences Workforce

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- NOAA has announced that it will continue its two-decade commitment to support the next generation of marine scientists and researchers at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - Golden Ray wreck fished out of St. Simons Sound, leaves pollution questions in its wake

At 656 feet long and big enough to haul more than 4,000 automobiles, the hulking Golden Ray ship has been hard to miss in the St. Simons Sound, where it laid on its side for more than two years.

International
Energy

SCT - Scotland's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Fits First Turbine Base

The first turbine jacket foundation has been installed at Seagreen, Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest, fixed bottom offshore wind farm. Each jacket foundation will support a Vestas V164-10 MW turbine.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

NC - Stinging fish invasion along East Coast may have begun off North Carolina, USGS says

North Carolina may owe Florida an apology. The lionfish invasion plaguing waters off Florida may have begun in North Carolina, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.

International
Science

World - Crabs Are Spellbound By Electromagnetic Fields Emitted By Underwater Power Cables

Underwater power cables may be having a mesmerizing effect on brown crabs, causing them to lethargically linger around the seafloor longer than they should, a new study has found. Most concerningly, electromagnetic fields emitted by the cables appear to lead to cellular changes in the edible crabs, potentially making them more vulnerable to infections and affecting their migration habits.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

USA - How Dredging the Mississippi River Could Uncover $461 Million

A complex series of railways, roads, bridges and waterways connects U.S. farmers to the rest of the word, but this system is deteriorating and threatens U.S. agriculture’s leading global position. Luckily some much-needed investments are in process, such as the Mississippi River Ship Channel Dredging Project.

Northeast
Science

NY - A summer of discontent in Long Island's coastal waters

Scientists at Stony Brook University have completed their assessment of water quality in Long Island's estuaries in 2021 and the news is not good. During the months of June through October, every major bay and estuary across Long Island was afflicted by toxic algae blooms and oxygen-starved, dead zones.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Oceano Dunes again violates plover protection rules. Will it ever be held accountable?

Once again, California State Parks has been caught violating rules aimed at protecting threatened and endangered shore birds at the Oceano Dunes off-road vehicle park.

Caribbean
Engineering

Bermuda - Scaled down plans to address coastal erosion at John Smith’s Bay approved

Caves at John Smith’s Bay are set to be largely filled in after slightly scaled-down plans to address coastal erosion at the beach were approved.

International
Science

World - A group of little-known killer whales have been identified as big hunters of the sea

(CNN). Swimming deep in the Pacific Ocean, a group of little-known killer whales that eat large sea mammals including grey whale calves has been found, researchers say.

International
Waterways

WORLD - Hapag-Lloyd CEO: ‘We are probably in the peak of the problems’

Congested ports. Clogged supply chains. Capacity shortages. Much of Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen’s third-quarter overview had a familiar refrain, one likely to be heard again after the fourth quarter.

International
Justice

PI - Women on storm-hit Philippine island spearhead Indigenous effort to restore mangroves

Almost eight years after Typhoon Haiyan barreled into Busuanga Island in the western Philippines, the lesson it left is still etched in the mind of village leader Annabel Dela Cruz. For her and other Indigenous women in the village of Quezon on Busuanga’s northern coast, keeping their mangrove forest intact is now seen as a matter of survival amid the climate crisis.

Coastwide
Property

USA - Reconfiguring Urban Shorelines for Resilience

Redeveloping and improving shoreline protection in urban areas is a significant infrastructure need in the United States. These areas are subject to continual damage due to storms, rising waters and the effects of climate change.

Coastwide
Justice

USA - Changing climate poses burden as people count on fishing

A warming climate leads to greater weather extremes and impacts the distribution of marine life in North Carolina’s coastal waters, scientists say.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - 'Digital Twins' Of Texas Coastal Communities Could Shed Light On Resiliency Texas A&M University Today

A Texas A&M urban planning professor will head a group to examine virtual models of Galveston Island and other Texas coastal communities in a large-scale study.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

LA - Riding Out Hurricane Ida On The Last Inhabited Barrier Island In Louisiana

People who live on Grand Isle have endured decades of destruction, and they've always rebuilt. This time might be different.

International
Science

World - The Lurking Danger of Ocean Acidification

In 2010, the world’s attention was captured when Deep Water Horizon, the world’s largest marine oil spill, began spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. While this crisis was ongoing, there had been a silent, arguably even deadlier, environmental concern severely affecting the Gulf’s coastal ecosystems: ocean acidification.