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Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - 2,000 feet of gear removed from entangled humpback whale last seen off Niihau

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A team of ocean wildlife officials removed about 2,000 feet of heavy gauge line from an adult humpback whale who was last tracked to be around Kauai on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - WRDA UPDATE: Transportation Committees Prep New Waterways Bill

Congressional transportation policymakers recently announced plans to kick off consideration of legislation aimed at improving the country’s transportation waterways.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Army Corps of Engineers gets $14 billion to help ease supply chains

(AP) - The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Army Corps of Engineers Announces Port Infrastructure, Disaster Mitigation Investments

$100 million is designated for studies of proposed projects in the four states where major disasters were declared in FY 2021 due to Hurricane Ida.

Great Lakes
Engineering

NY - Times Beach to be restored with $10 million in infrastructure funds

WASHINGTON – The Times Beach Nature Preserve, a 55-acre site on Buffalo's Outer Harbor that has been battered into disuse by frequent storms in recent years, will be restored thanks to one of the first local outlays from last year's $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal.

Southeast
Federal

FL - Biden administration announces $1.1 billion for Everglades restoration

Largest single investment ever to restore & revitalize Everglades, White House says

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $17.1 billion for the Corps of Engineers

On November 15, 2021, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act providing $17.1 billion for the Corps of Engineers.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - $2.5 billion coming to Louisiana for hurricane, flood protections

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Over $2.5 billion is coming from the federal government to fund flooding and hurricane protection projects across the state. This is on top of the one billion recently announced for bridge repairs.

West Coast
Federal

CA - NOAA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Management Plan for Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Through Feb. 24, 2022, the draft management plan and draft environmental assessment are available for download, review, and public comment. See details below for document access, public meeting information, and instructions on commenting.

International
Fisheries

World - Nearly half of countries' shared fish stocks are on the move due to climate change, prompting dispute concerns

Want to understand climate change, look in the water. Fish don't read and are not members of political parties or advocacy groups. Conditions are changing and so are fish populations.

Energy

USA - Fishermen, wind power advocates propose ways to 'mitigate' conflict

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management made minor boundary adjustments in its New York Bight wind lease areas to reduce conflicts with the scallop fleet. That’s just a small start toward reducing the impact of wind development on the nation’s seafood industry, New Bedford port officials say.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

LA - Report: Louisiana Seafood Industry Saw $580M in Losses From 2020-21 Hurricanes

Louisiana’s fisheries and seafood businesses experienced approximately $580 million in total losses resulting from four hurricane between August 2020 to August 2021, according to a new report by the Louisiana Sea Grant and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

International
Property

UK - Revealed! The coastal areas that have seen the biggest house price increases in 2021

Without a doubt, the UK housing market had one of its hottest years in 2021. Stimulated by the Stamp Duty holiday, the market turned into somewhat of a frenzy. This year is likely to be a more normal one for the housing market, but strong buyer demand is set to carry over into 2022.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - Sarasota city commission discusses annexation of Siesta Key

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – Residents on Siesta Key want better representation of their barrier island. Over the last several months, there’s been a momentous push to break away from the county and incorporate.

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Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - NC 12 subcommittee IDs five priority areas on Outer Banks

Reprinted from Outer Banks Voice - After six months of meetings, a subcommittee of the N.C. 12 Task Force has reached a consensus on what areas of the vulnerable road that connects Ocracoke and Hatteras with the northern Outer Banks should be the top priorities for keeping the transportation link open.

Coastwide
Science

USA - Increase in marine heat waves threatens coastal habitats

Heat waves—like the one that blistered the Pacific Northwest last June—also occur underwater. A new study in Frontiers in Marine Science paints a worrisome picture of recent and projected trends in marine heat waves within the nation's largest estuary, with dire implications for the marine life and coastal economy of the Chesapeake Bay and other similarly impacted shallow-water ecosystems.

International
Science

UK - The Crown Estate invests over £12million in new research to help protect the UK marine environment

The Crown Estate is partnering with a range of UK-wide expert bodies to launch three significant research projects that will help to enable the coexistence of offshore wind farms with a thriving marine environment.

International
Science

UK - Boost for carbon-catching seagrass meadows around the Isle of Wight as three year programme announced

The three-year programme will seed and support new and existing underwater seagrass meadows, which if restored to a sufficient scale can contribute to the UK’s carbon emission targets

International
Science

KE - How barcoding technology is rescuing aquatic animals

Researchers in Kenya are developing a special barcoding technology method in order to achieve a challenging and urgent goal: protecting aquatic life.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - California Plans to Spend $2.3 Billion on Ports

California Governor Gavin Newsom's state budget plan was released Monday, and its $286 billion top line figure includes an unexpectedly generous line item for shipping.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Federal, state and local officials sign partnering agreement for the Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico project

On January 18, 2022, federal, state, and local officials gathered to mark the signing of a Project Partnering Agreement for the Morganza to the Gulf of Mexico project that was executed on December 28, 2021 to kick-off federal-led construction for the project.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Surfrider Foundation Appoints Zach Plopper As Environmental Director

San Clemente, Calif., January 18, 2022 – The Surfrider Foundation, the largest grassroots organization focused on coastal and ocean conservation, announces the addition of Zach Plopper, a conservation expert and former professional surfer, as its new Environmental Director.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

OR - Capturing Value by Keeping Local Seafood Local

The USDA has awarded The Oregon Coast Visitors Association $735,200 for a grant entitled, Capturing Value by Keeping Local Seafood Local.

Coastwide
Advocacy

World - Green Buildings with water harvesting for clean Environment and Blue Economy

For the past two decades, the world has witnessed some level of significant industrial and technological revolution. opined that this revolution, despite its acclaimed benefits to humanity has resulted in a worrisome level of interaction with our environment.

International
Science

UK - UKHO's Diffuse Coastal Pollution Challenge with Geovation

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is launching a new challenge in collaboration with Geovation – a start-up accelerator programme and initiative of Ordnance Survey (OS), the national mapping agency for Great Britain - to find a sustainable solution to diffuse coastal pollution.

Southeast
Justice

SC - We're suing regulators and a pharmaceutical company over crab pens

Confining horseshoe crabs to manmade ponds robs threatened shorebirds of critical food source

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Tsunami Advisory Ends for Hawaiʻi following volcanic eruption in Tonga; Maui impacts reported

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says tsunami wave heights across the state are now below advisory levels and are continuing to diminish.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Recovering America's Wildlife Act: Conservationists' hope for species at risk

Piping plover. Atlantic sturgeon. American shad. Red knot. Horseshoe crab. Bog turtle. These are just some of the thousands of depleting species in this region that conservationists are working to preserve.

International
Advocacy

NZ - News and information - Wellington wins global prize for innovation

Wellington has gained global recognition and US$1 million in prize money as one of 15 cities worldwide to win the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge.

International
Advocacy

UK - ScotWind could ‘accelerate some seabirds towards extinction’, warns RSPB

A leading charity has expressed concerns about the potentially devastating impact of ScotWind on Scotland's seabirds.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - Reclaiming dredged material from the Altamaha River (VIDEO)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District have partnered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to use reclaimed dredge material from the Altamaha River to create a new bird island this month.

Coastwide
Science

USA - How next-gen satellites are transforming our view of climate change

As more frequent and more severe storms erode coastlines, mapmakers must adapt quickly.

Caribbean
Science

Carrib - Diving with great hammerhead sharks - Oceanographic

In this online feature, Jillian Morris-Brake, a marine biologist, shark conservationist, photographer, author and the founder of Sharks4Kids, talks about her experience diving with the magnificent great hammerhead shark in The Bahamas.

International
Advocacy

Nigeria - Osinbajo inaugurates expanded committee on blue economy - Ships & Ports

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has sought for wider participation of relevant stakeholders in the blue economy project to deepen participation and benefits of Nigerians from the country’s marine resources.

Arctic & Antarctica
Advocacy

Arctic - Governing the Blue Economy in Alaska and North Norway

The Arctic is changing, and it’s changing fast. So far, we are still in the process of learning about these changes, which may be environmental, technological, and social in nature.

Northeast
Federal

USA - Regional Climate Pact's Future Is Now a Tale of Two Governors

A regional climate pact among Northeast states faces increasing uncertainty as two of its most recent additions are already mulling whether to get out.

International
Science

Tonga - Scientists warn Tonga eruption may damage environment for years

Satellite imagery suggests the eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai could cause long-lasting environmental damage.

International
Advocacy

EU - Portugal leads with Europe's largest marine reserve

Marine conservation is central to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 13 (climate action) and 14 (life below water). Portugal has now created the largest marine reserve with full protection in Europe and the North Atlantic, an achievement that other nations could follow.

Coastwide
Science

World - 2022 Brings New Conservation Challenges—and Opportunities

Deep-sea mining, coastal wetland protection, and wildlife DNA analysis among issues likely to have global impact

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - The Promise, and Potential Pitfalls, of a Civilian Climate Corps

Congressional Democrats are trying to build one for the nation. They should check out California, which has already successfully rolled one out at the state level.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - EPA Releases Draft Environmental Justice Plan - Environment - United States

On January 5, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft Environmental Justice Action Plan. The Action Plan outlines measures that have been or will be implemented by EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) to address environmental justice (EJ) concerns in OLEM programs, including Superfund, emergency response, and risk management.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - Weathering Future Storms: Resilience Strategies for Marinas

Building the capacity to withstand and recover from storms is essential to the effective operation of any waterside facility. Whether it’s a publicly owned harbor connected to miles of shoreline or a small, private marina with several hundred feet of frontage, proactive protection measures for both water-based and landside facilities are critical for minimizing damage, maintaining emergency access and egress, and reopening as quickly as possible after a storm event.

International
Science

AUS - The economics of marine mapping

The use of seabed mapping data adds billions to the economy, yet only 25% of Australia’s seabed is fully mapped.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NY - New York State just sealed a deal for 2.5 GW of offshore wind

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that it has finalized contracts with BP and Equinor for the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 offshore wind farms.

International
Waterways

World - Shipping and Renewable Lobby Groups Join Forces to Advance Global Green Fuel Transition

The International Chamber of Shipping has announced a strategic partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to further support for the decarbonization of the shipping industry and its role in advancing the global energy transition to renewables.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

USA - NOAA Bans Mexico's Gulf of Mexico Fishing Fleet From US Ports

NOAA has banned all Mexican fishing vessels that operate in the Gulf of Mexico from calling at U.S. ports, effective February 7.

Southeast
Engineering

SC - Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary: A landmark legacy

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A dredge, appropriately named Dredge Charleston, a daily crew of 53 workers, and heavy earthmoving equipment worked 24 hours a day for seven weeks constructing a landmark legacy of the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening project: the restoration of Crab Bank.

International
Science

AU - Fears for the Great Barrier Reef as scientists discover first signs of bleaching

Coral on the Great Barrier Reef is showing early signs of bleaching, which has experts concerned as the Sunshine State is staring down the barrel of a long, hot summer.

International
Science

Tonga - Shock waves blamed for high tidal surge after Tonga eruption

Tsunami experts theorize that shock waves produced after a massive underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga on Jan. 15 caused the higher tidal levels seen along Japan's Pacific coastline.

International
Property

CAN - Province Invests in Climate Adaptation Projects, Communities

(Nova Scotia) - The Province is investing $37.3 million from the Green Fund in projects that support the goals of the Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

International
Energy

UK - Floating turbines win big among ScotWind’s awards totalling 24.8GW

Scotland’s government is looking forward to pocketing bidding fees of around £680 million from ScotWind, the nation’s first round of offshore plot leasing for a decade, and its first since control of awards were devolved to Holyrood.

Southeast
Science

FL - Public health responses to toxic cyanobacterial blooms: perspectives from the 2016 Florida event

In June 2016, massive cyanobacterial blooms occurred in the St. Lucie River in Florida, caused by nutrient and cyanobacterial-laden water releases from Lake Okeechobee. We independently collected and analyzed bloom material for cyanotoxin diversity and concentrations.

Northeast
Advocacy

ME - Peter Neill: Maine is positioned for greatness in a troubled world

Dirigo, indeed. Base our future on human ecology, not ‘nostalgia and empty tradition.’

Northeast
Local

RI - OPINION/GUEST VIEW: Coastal Resources Management Council Study Commission needs to be a state priority

It’s encouraging to see the candidates for governor paying attention to the work of the Coastal Resources Management Council Study Commission and voicing concern about the CRMC. The future of the CRMC should be an issue discussed in the 2022 gubernatorial race.

Northeast
Waterways

MA - Newly upgraded Conley Container Terminal welcomes largest container ship to ever dock in Boston

BOSTON — The biggest container ship ever to call on the Port of Boston arrived in the harbor Sunday morning.

Northeast
Advocacy

RI - Save the Bay Calls for Stronger RI Enforcement - Blasts State for Slashing DEM's Staffing

Save the Bay, the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization, is blasting state leaders for their slashing of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (RI DEM) staff — especially inspectors and enforcement officers.

International
Science

World - Could the Red Sea's heat-resilient corals help restore the world's dying reefs?

Corals in the Gulf of Aqaba have a unique evolutionary history that could help them survive the climate crisis. Scientists even hope to breed their resilience into other reefs.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - Could artificial intelligence help predict Louisiana floods better? This LSU prof thinks so

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, LSU professor Hartmut Kaiser is joining up with a team of scientists to help communities near the coast better prepare for flooding.

Hawaii & Alaska
Aquaculture

AK - Biden administration pledges $500K to design new mariculture facility on Prince of Wales Island

Southeast’s seaweed and shellfish industry is in line to receive a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday it would provide $500,000 in funding to draw up plans for a new mariculture processing facility on Prince of Wales Island. Producers and processors are welcoming the news.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Freeport Coastal Storm Risk Management Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District will hold three virtual public information sessions open to the public January 18-20 for the Freeport Project, part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) program.

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International
Property

AU - Will climate change spell the end of coastal living as we know it?

When Chris Rogers returned to the NSW Central Coast after a stint living overseas, he was eager to embrace the quintessential Australian lifestyle — a home where his kids could swim in the ocean whenever they liked and he could walk along the beach he loves every day.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - OPINION: Floridians deserve info on water conditions

The Florida Legislature has had a tough time maneuvering through the politics of clean water to effectively curb pollution and protect public health.

International
Tourism

THAILAND - Sandbox runs out of toys

Expanded scheme welcomed, but still can't compare with Test & Go

Northeast
Property

NYC - New York Definitely Doesn't Need 'New Mannahatta'

It goes without saying that New York City, built on a cluster of low-lying islands, will need to be reimagined and rebuilt in order to survive the climate crisis.

Pacific Northwest
Fisheries

CAN - B.C. First Nation 'outraged' over Alaskan salmon interceptions

Tŝilhqot’in Nation tribal chair Joe Alphonse is demanding a seat at the Canada-U.S. bilateral negotiations to address Alaskan fishers intercepting salmon headed for B.C. rivers

International
Science

FR - At the bottom of the Mediterranean, 'BathyBot' will hunt down the mysteries of the 'dark ocean'

The crane gently deposits the small white and yellow ‘rover’ mounted on the larvae at the bottom of a test tank at the Evermer Center in La Seine-sur-Mer (Var). On their screens, engineers and scientists check the operation of BathyBot cameras, which will soon be the world’s first permanently mounted underwater vehicle at 2,500 metres, to unravel the mysteries of the cliff.

International
Science

World - Volcanic tsunamis: Why they are so difficult to predict

Tonga's underwater explosion triggered a big mess of gas and exploding debris

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Harris County Flood Control District could have biggest spending year yet in 2022

HOUSTON, Texas -- Three years after work began on projects outlined in the Harris County Flood Control District's $2.5 billion bond program, Deputy Executive Director Matt Zeve said 2022 may be the district's biggest spending year in its history.

International
Property

AU - Coastal erosion may force retreat from the sea

Giving up land to the sea needs to be one of the options considered for responding to serious erosion events along our coastline, says a University of the Sunshine Coast researcher.

Coastwide
Science

USA - When water is coming from all sides

NOAA, William & Mary researchers team with TACC to develop, test first-ever 3D compound inland-coastal flooding guidance system

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - NOAA Releases 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan - DeeperBlue.com

The 2021 Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan has been announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program (MDP).

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Extinction Is Looming. Everyone's Fighting

New rules are coming for the lobster Industry. Will they save the right whale?

International
Science

World - Why Nasa is exploring the deepest oceans on Earth

Could our understanding of the deep ocean help unlock the mysteries of outer space? Nasa's space mission is leading us to unexplored depths of our own planet.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Historical Data Used to Analyze Red Tide Bloom Dynamics in Southwest Florida

Nearly all annual blooms of the red tide-forming, toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis (K. brevis) pose a serious threat to coastal Southwest Florida. New research developed methods to analyze over 60 years of data of K.brevis cell counts, or concentrations, along the coast of SW Florida to define bloom severity metrics, annual and interannual bloom cycles, and associated respiratory irritation.

Northeast
Science

MA - This shallow-water seagrass provides many benefits, free of charge

The Amazonian rainforest is being deforested at the rate of 10,000 acres a day. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost 50% of its coral since 1995. Another sign of the global climate crisis, however, is hiding in plain sight along the Massachusetts coastline: the sharp decline of a seagrass called eelgrass.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Our Ocean Backyard | Plastic on the shoreline and in the sea

An Earth-changing development took place in New York City in 1907 when plastic was first synthesized. It had all the right properties for a huge range of uses, including lightweight, flexible, strong, moisture resistant, relatively inexpensive, and a quality that has plagued us ever since, durability.

Southeast
Property

SC - Wealthy SC beach residents get break from politically appointed environmental board

A small group of affluent landowners, who bought houses on an erosion-scarred stretch of beach, have won a battle that could have reverberations for other oceanfront residents fighting rising sea levels that threaten their investments.

International
Engineering

India - Save Shankhumukham beach

Shankhumukham beach — the popular tourist spot — continues to be in ruins with the authorities turning a blind eye.

Northeast
Advocacy

CT - More than 50000 acres of Connecticut coastland designated as estuarine research reserve. Here's why it matters

HARTFORD — More than 52,000 acres of estuaries along the lower Connecticut and Thames rivers have been designated as a National Estuarine Research Reserve, the first in the state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Initiative announced to improve health of Sarasota Bay, other estuaries

The Gulf Shellfish Institute seeks to raise $22.5 million through its All Clams on Deck initiative.

International
Engineering

IT - To survive climate change, Venice needs to rethink its outdated flood defenses

The 3rd of October, 2020, was a momentous day for Venetians. A high tide had been predicted, which would normally have seen low-lying areas of the city under several inches of water. On this day, however, the streets remained miraculously

International
Science

World's Most Daunting Ocean Project: Mapping Entire Seafloor

TOKYO, Japan, January 15, 2022 (ENS) – Much has changed since the early days of oceanic bathymetry, the study of the seafloor, when simple soundings were taken by hand with a rope and weight.

Northeast
Property

CT - Groton to develop coastal resiliency plan for downtown Mystic

Groton — The town soon will begin a project to develop a plan to help make downtown Mystic more resilient to sea-level rise and climate change. The town anticipates sea levels to rise 20 inches by 2050.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Environmental group raises concern that offshore wind plans are 'too much, too fast'

With plans for more and more wind turbines off New Jersey’s coastline, the advocacy group Clean Ocean Action believes things to be moving too quickly and at far too large a scale. This week, the organization raised concerns about the potential impact on wildlife, especially on dolphins and whales.

Northeast
Federal

CT - NOAA Designates Southeastern CT as 30th Estuarine Research Reserve

Project Partners and Congressional Delegation Members Applaud Designation of “Living Laboratory” That Will Protect Habitat and Provide Expanded Research, Education, and Stewardship Opportunities

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Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

MD - Restoration Work Continues at Cape

Cape St. Claire is forging ahead this month on two long-awaited projects to help alleviate beach erosion, stop water from pooling in streets, and provide habitat for wildlife.

Southeast
Property

SC - Beachfront homeowners can keep sandbags for research, DHEC board rules

COLUMBIA — The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control decided Thursday night that DeBourdieu Colony homeowners can keep the sandbags they put on an eroding beach without state permission.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Task Force Convenes to Direct Future Work

(National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science) - The Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, otherwise known as the Hypoxia Task Force (HTF), held a virtual fall meeting from December 13- 14, 2021.

International
Science

World - Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences

The world witnessed record-breaking climate and weather disasters in 2021, from destructive flash floods that swept through mountain towns in Europe and inundated subway systems in China and the U.S., to heat waves and wildfires.

West Coast
Local

CA - City Seeks Feedback on Proposal for De Anza Cove Redevelopment Including Climate Resiliency

The city of San Diego Tuesday released an updated proposal for the redevelopment of De Anza Cove in the northeastern corner of Mission Bay Park, and asked San Diegans to weigh in on the plan.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii’s famed Waikiki Beach could disappear by the end of the century. It's not the only one.

As the seas rise because of climate change, 70% of all sandy shorelines on Oahu, Maui and Kauai are chronically eroding. Thirteen miles of their beaches have already been lost to erosion in the past century.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - Carlsbad officials blast Oceanside's sand replenishment plans

During its Jan. 11 meeting, the Carlsbad City Council approved a resolution opposing the City of Oceanside’s plan to construct four groins and a sand bypass system designed to minimize sand loss at the city’s beaches.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

MD - Could 2022 prove a turning point for the Chesapeake Bay? | COMMENTARY

On the surface, the future of the Chesapeake Bay appears about as murky and dark as deep water. The latest report released last week by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation observes that it’s unlikely that pollution limits agreed to by watershed states and supervised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are going to be met by a 2025 deadline.

Coastwide
Science

FL - Shark attacks related to lunar phases

New research from LSU and the University of Florida suggests that more shark attacks occur during fuller phases of the moon. While the exact cause remains unclear, the researchers found that more shark attacks than average occur during periods of higher lunar illumination and fewer attacks than average occur during periods of lower illumination.

Coastwide
Science

USA - Climate change is driving tiger sharks further north. There's a lesson here about how fishing rules work

As climate change warms the oceans, one of its sturdiest predators, the tiger shark, is moving north.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Farallones restoration is needed

We commend the California Coastal Commission for seeing through the fog of misinformation, distinguishing it from science-based fact, and approving a United States Fish and Wildlife Service plan to remove invasive house mice from the Farallon Islands.