Great LakesCoastwideCaribbeanMid-AtlanticNortheastSoutheastHawaii & AlaskaWest CoastGulf of MexicoInternational

News from Across the American Shoreline

Coastwide
Property

USA - A Warmer World Quantifying climate risk goes mainstream

Data provided by a new online tool allows people to see the wildfire risk facing American communities and even specific properties for the first time. The system, from a nonprofit called the First Street Foundation, is part of a growing movement to quantify the risks created by natural disasters.

Coastwide
Science

World - The footprint of ship anchoring on the seafloor | Scientific Reports

With the COVID-19 pandemic came what media has deemed the “port congestion pandemic”.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Hundreds of Florida Manatee Deaths Spur Federal Lawsuit and Cleanup Funding from State Government

More than 1,000 manatees died in Florida last year, and at least 527 have already died in 2022. New funding should help address the die-off

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Maine's commercially harvested marine resources reach historic value

On the heels of a global pandemic, the overall value earned by harvesters in 2021 jumped by more than $365 million to a new historic value, according to data from Maine Department of Marine Resources.

International
Tourism

Thailand - After reopening, Thailand’s battered tourism struggles to rebuild

Authorities hope 5 to 15 million visitors will visit the country this year, down from 40 million before the pandemic.

Southeast
Local

FL - Beach renourishment not for everybody

Properties like Leonardo Arms and Pink Shell Resort need sand, others don't

International
Energy

Norway - Norwegian Researchers Want to Repower Offshore Rigs With Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could cut offshore production-related emissions, without the cost of connecting platforms up to a renewable electricity supply

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

Despite an admonition from federal authorities, Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s plan still steers aid disproportionately to whiter, inland counties at less risk of natural disasters.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - For Offshore Wind, The Magic Numbers Are 30, 30, & 3

Killer combo of offshore wind and green hydrogen indicates that rapid decarbonization is achievable, if policy makers do the right thing.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

DE - With Delaware Bay Beach Nourishment Projects Complete, DNREC Now Works Toward Restoring Atlantic Coastline - State of Delaware News

Having recently completed beach nourishment projects in five Delaware Bay beach communities, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today begins the next phase of restoring parts of Delaware’s coastline, including the beaches that experienced widespread erosion and damage from a May nor’easter.

International
Engineering

UK - Coastal defence: A new mitigation tool

Coastlines continue to be in jeopardy from climate change and ongoing residential and infrastructure development. Byrne Looby geotechnical engineer William O’Connor discusses a recent paper investigating persistent scattered interferometry as a coastal erosion monitoring tool.

International
Science

Puerto Rico - Inside a Queen Conch Nursery in Puerto Rico That May Help Save the Iconic Species

The region’s first and only locally-run hatchery provides a boost for both fishers and the imperiled royal sea snail.

International
Recreation

MX - Whale leaps and lands on top of boat in Gulf of California in Mexico, injuring two passengers

A giant whale nearly destroyed a small yacht in the Gulf of California when it crashed on top of it Saturday in Sinaloa, Mexico. Two of the four passengers on board suffered non-life threatening injuries, including rib and leg fractures. The accident took place in a region which is a popular destination for whale watchers at this time of the year

International
Science

Greenland - Geothermal 'Freak Zone' Found Below Greenland Following Heat Flow Mapping

Greenland has been discovered to be the site of an underground geothermal 'freak zone' following the conduction of heat flow mapping by scientists, according to a new study.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Construction Starts on 'Living Shoreline' Near New Orleans

Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

LA - $90 million dredging project expected to create economic boom for Acadiana

A $90 million dredging project in Iberia parish is underway. It’s a project more than 20 years in the making. The goal is to attract larger ships to the Port of Iberia. Bigger ships mean more commerce, and more jobs for Acadiana.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

GOM - National Academies' Gulf Research Program Awards $8.6 Million to Promote Equity in Health and Community Resilience for At-Risk Communities

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced grant awards totaling $8.6 million for 11 new projects supporting health equity and community resilience. These awards are targeted to vulnerable communities in the Gulf of Mexico region at risk from the impacts of climate hazards and other threats.

Federal

NC - 160 Years After Sinking, NOAA Scientists Plan to Survey USS Monitor

U.S. researchers and scientists will soon embark on a 10-day expedition to explore and investigate the shipwreck of the Civil War vessel USS Monitor, which sank 160 years ago off the North Carolina coast.

International
Energy

PE - Peru sues Spain's Repsol for $4.5 billion over massive January oil spill

Peru's intellectual defence body has sought $3 billion dollars for environmental damage to Peru's coast, and another $1.5 billion dollars as compensation to consumers, locals and others affected by the disaster.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

TX - Research to begin at largest artificial reef in Texas

The city limits of South Padre Island Texas encircle approximately 1,600 acres comprised of some of our nation’s most beautiful beach and bay shores. Approximately thirteen miles northeast of the city, on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, is a 1,650 acre site, approximately 80 feet below the waves, that is not so visible. This is the site of the largest artificial reef in Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Here's why offshore oil co. Talos Energy is betting on carbon capture and storage

Talos is leveraging decades of experience with conventional geology and offshore energy operations to become a leader in the development of future carbon capture and storage opportunities. The Company is actively evaluating potential project opportunities through its collaborative arrangements along the United States Gulf Coast.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Petrofac Awarded a US$200 Million Decommissioning Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) has awarded Petrofac a decommissioning project worth US$ 200 million based on the BSEE estimated cost.With more than two decades of experience in large project execution and incredible in-house engineering,

International
Advocacy

INDIA - Development needs to be regulated and not at the cost of the environment, says Justice Sthalekar

He warned that if the earth's temperature goes up with no effort to contain it, it will trigger the melting of glaciers around the world causing the sea level to rise and inundate coastal areas

Southeast
Science

FL - Fishing gear and plastic bag pieces found in the stomach of a dead sperm whale in Keys

Biologists are working to determine why a 47 ft. male sperm whale died off the Florida Keys. Currently biologists are performing an animal autopsy to determine how the animal died.

Northeast
Recreation

NY - The Gusts and the Gusto

Home-wrecking coastal storm gives the East Coast a week of wind and waves — but mostly wind.

International
Science

World - Satellite images reveal global losses of tidal wetlands over past two decades

The Earth has lost 4,000 square kilometres (km2) of its tidal wetlands over the past 20 years, a new study finds. This is equal to an area roughly the size of the Spanish island Mallorca or the Indian state of Goa.

International
Engineering

IRL - Sea-level rise and 'storminess' threaten Ireland's sandy beaches - Up to 15% of the world’s beaches face ‘severe erosion’ by 2050

Sandy beaches, wide open spaces and the constant drama of the ever-shifting coastal landscape has long drawn throngs to the world’s coastlines, both as holidaymakers and as permanent residents.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Parts of Jersey Shore beaches will be closed past Memorial Day after storm causes erosion

Beach erosion following last weekend’s fierce coastal storm has created additional headaches in several towns with Memorial Day weekend only two weeks away.

Northeast
Property

DE - Delaware county backpedals wetland protections as development pressure mounts

Under pressure from homebuilders, officials in Delaware’s fastest-growing county are on the verge of approving new regulations for construction near wetlands and streams that, in some crucial instances, would provide less protection than the county’s existing 34-year-old code.

Northeast
Recreation

NJ - A new island emerges at the Jersey Shore, and boaters are angry it's been closed to protect birds

Something remarkable has happened over the past few years off the coast near Brigantine: A sandbar, or shoal, has emerged into what wildlife officials are calling a 100-acre island complete with lagoon that already is “one of the most critically important areas for birds” in New Jersey.

International
Science

NZ - Mass bleaching of native sea sponges in Fiordland shocks scientists

For the first time there has been a mass bleaching of native sea sponges in Aotearoa, raising alarm about the impact climate change is having on marine ecosystems.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Construction Starts on 'Living Shoreline' Near New Orleans

Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb.

International
Property

AUS - Climate risk could make homes uninsurable

ONE in 25 Australian properties are likely to be uninsurable by 2030 due to increasing risks from extreme weather and climate change, new analysis from the Climate Council concludes.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Senate confirms new Coast Guard commandant — the first uniformed woman to lead a service

The Senate on Wednesday approved Adm. Linda Fagan to take over as the next Commandant of the Coast Guard, officially making her the first uniformed woman to lead a military branch.

International
Science

AUS - Plastic-stuffed seabirds sound alarm call for Australian ocean health

People have always relied on seabirds. Sailors followed them to find safe harbour, their flocks revealed where fish were swarming and seafarers used them to gauge when the weather was safe to set forth on a journey.

Southeast
Property

FL - A Flooded Future: Who Will Stay & Who Will Go? Miami's confrontation with sea level rise

“We are taking on water from every direction. To me, it just feels especially cruel that this was meant to be an oasis, and people will not be able to live here in 100 years, people will probably not be here in 50 or so.” -- Kendall Resident

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem.

West Coast
Local

CA - California Coastal Commission unanimously rejects desalination project

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with climate change.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Supports Ecosystem Restoration

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a major investment in the conservation and stewardship of America’s public lands that will lead to better outdoor spaces and habitats for people and wildlife for generations to come.

International
Energy

CAN - Sustainable Marine Delivers First Floating Tidal Power to Nova Scotia

Ocean energy pioneer Sustainable Marine today announced it has successfully harnessed the enormous tidal currents in Canada's Bay of Fundy, delivering the first floating in-stream tidal power to Nova Scotia's grid. Sustainable Marine CEO Jason Hayman said it marks a significant milestone both for the company and Canada's broader marine energy ambitions.

Northeast
Engineering

MD - Could summer beach vacations be impacted by coastal erosion?

Summer vacation season is fast approaching, but if you're going to the coast, there's a chance it could look different as eroding coastlines are impacting beach and bayfront towns.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

SC - Permit issued for massive development that would put new homes in flood-prone area, exacerbate flooding

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized a developer’s plans to build a massive development larger than Daniel Island on the Cainhoy peninsula, a largely undeveloped tract of land that is vulnerable to flooding now and will be at an even greater risk as seas continue rising and as storms continue to become more powerful.

International
Recreation

AUS - They really are a man's best friend! Surfing champion rides the waves with his dogs - but they don't like getting their feet wet!

While most people struggle to get their dog into a bath, a champion surfer has convinced a team of daring pooches to hit the water on a paddle board.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - Biden Scraps Offshore Oil Auctions

The Biden administration is scrapping planned auctions of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet -- a move that deepens uncertainty over the future of the US government’s offshore oil leasing program.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - TotalEnergies, Duke Winners Of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Auction

The Department of the Interior has announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Congress passes toxic algal bloom bill forcing federal response. Will Biden sign it?

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River Estuary are named in the proposed federal legislation.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Katrina survivors sued by Louisiana after using grant money to rebuild

After Hurricane Katrina, struggling homeowners said, they were told not to worry about the fine print when they received grants to elevate their homes.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - DEQ accepting applications for $18 Million to restore beaches from coastal storm damage

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting project applications from local governments for coastal storm damage mitigation projects.

Northeast
Science

NJ - How researchers are tracking Ironbound, a 1,000-pound great white shark

“He is a determined, young, mature male trying to make his way in the white shark world, and he has the attitude to do so,” one researcher said.

International
Science

World - Climate change isn't just making cyclones worse, it's making the floods they cause worse too - new research

Super cyclones, known as hurricanes or typhoons in different parts of the world, are among the most destructive weather events on our planet.

Northeast
Engineering

NY - Feds Grant $800K to Counter Climate Change-Fueled Flooding in Canarsie

U.S. Rep Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday the allocation of $800,000 in funds from the most recent federal budget to construct a “tidal gate” along the Canarsie waterfront, which aims to further bolster the vulnerable waterfront nabe from the adverse effects of climate change.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi center to study coastal resiliency

A new center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi aims at researching how technology and data can help coastal communities like Corpus Christi respond in the wake of disasters.

Coastwide
Science

USA - AT&T Data Shows High Risk of Wildfires Across U.S.

When we think about climate change, terms like carbon emissions and fossil fuels often come to mind. But it’s important to remember — and prepare for — the physical impacts of the global climate changing as a result of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - United States Announces Indigenous-Led Commitments at Our Ocean Conference 2022

The United States is committed to Indigenous-led conservation. Tribal and Indigenous communities have been the original stewards of land, waters, and wildlife since time immemorial. Many of the major milestones in protecting ocean areas under the jurisdiction of the United States resulted from the leadership of Tribes and Indigenous communities.

West Coast
Local

CA - Amid drought, California desalination project at crossroads

For more than two decades, California’s Orange County has debated whether to build a seaside plant to convert ocean water into drinking water in the hopes of buffering against ever-drier weather and drought

Coastwide
Science

Mediterranean - TESSA: A tool to assess the benefits of nature

Wetlands are found all over the world and include ecosystems such as swamps, marshes, lakes, lagoons, mangroves, coral reefs, and peatlands. To some up just a few of their benefits: they purify and store water, they reduce the impact of floods and coastal erosion, and they provide habitats for wildlife and plants. They are particularly important in Mediterranean coastal areas: they occupy approximately 2% of the total surface of the Mediterranean while hosting more than 30% of the basin’s vertebrate species.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Congress is routing climate policy through the Army Corps of Engineers

A bipartisan bill is poised to fund massive climate adaptation projects — it just doesn’t call them that.

Southeast
Local

FL - Climate leaders push solutions and urgency at Miami conference

The inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, a four-day event that began Monday, attracted hundreds of scientists, policymakers, activists and business leaders.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

NC - Weathering the storm: Homes collapsing on Outer Banks a reminder of NC coast's uncertain future

RODANTHE, N.C. — Debris was scattered along the Cape Hatteras Seashore this week after two unoccupied homes collapsed into the ocean.

International
Engineering

World - Extreme storms could help protect beaches from sea level rise, new study finds

Images in the wake of violent coastal storms usually focus purely on the extensive damage caused to beaches, dunes, property, and surrounding infrastructure.

International
Engineering

World - Dredging Up Problems - The Environmental Cost of Land Reclamation

Land — we cultivate it for food, mine it for resources, and build our homes upon it. We travel across it, wage wars over it, and even worship it. We spend nearly all of our time on it, and most of us are buried in it when we die. Sometimes, we even create it.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - It was a good day: BOEM racks up $315 million in bids for wind power leases off of North Carolina

On May 11, 2022, BOEM held an offshore wind auction for two lease areas in the Carolina Long Bay. The lease sale drew competitive winning bids from two companies totaling approximately $315 million.

International
Science

USA - Howard Hughes and the Strange Legal History of the Ocean Floor: Part 2

GSF Explorer, formerly USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer (T-AG-193), was a deep-sea drillship platform built for Project Azorian, the secret 1974 effort by the United States Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division to recover the Soviet submarine K-129.

Great Lakes
Justice

MN - Tribes’ spring fish harvest provides food, preserves culture

Bob Elm waited for the setting sun to dip below the horizon before heading out onto the chilly blue waters of Mille Lacs Lake.

West Coast
Recreation

CA - Pacifica pier repair to move forward with conservancy grant

The California Coastal Conservancy authorized a grant in the amount of $260,000 to repair the Pacifica pier at its May 5 meeting.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - Unqualified short-term rental owners fined for not being in compliance with new ordinance

A spokesperson with the City told 3News that 101 citations have been issued by Code Enforcement to short-term rental operators who are not registered.

International
Advocacy

World - Shipping poses significant threat to the endangered whale shark

New research indicates that lethal collisions of whale sharks with large ships are vastly underestimated, and could be the reason why populations are falling.

Pacific Northwest
Science

OR - Farewell to Oceanus

Research vessel decommissioned after 45 years in service

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - Tampa Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary helps set students up for success

Since 2007, a special opportunity within the United States Coast Guard has helped pave the way for college students to serve their country.

Northeast
Engineering

DE - Delaware beaches damaged by wind, waves during weekend storm

With only a few weeks until Memorial Day, erosion, scarfing and other damage is visible along many miles of Delaware’s oceanside beaches.

Great Lakes
Waterways

NY - Lake levels are lower but still above average

Water levels on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair are lower when compared to recent years, but are still well above average, say conservation authority officials.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Scientist-moms explore why climate change messaging falls flat

When Melissa Burt, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, made a video about the climate crisis, it included images of her daughter, Mia.

Coastwide
Property

USA - Cities Brace for Apocalyptic Flooding As New Age of Super Storms Dawns

There are a million ways to die in New York City but drowning in a rainstorm is not something many New Yorkers have ever worried about.

International
Advocacy

World - Climate change is devastating the Global South

Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from working outdoors, and making people vulnerable to serious health issues and even death.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

VA - Virginia to benefit from new federal Chesapeake Bay funding allocation

A $22.5 million investment in conservation assistance will soon help USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service better respond to the high demand for services from Chesapeake Bay area farmers and offer new and targeted program signups to get more water quality practices on the ground.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Column: 5 things Newsom got wrong on desalination plant

Governor Gavin Newsom weighed in again. He backs the huge Huntington Beach desalination plant which is to be voted on Thursday before the Coastal Commission.I weighed too.

West Coast
Engineering

USA - The Biggest Potential Water Disaster in the United States

In California, millions of residents and thousands of farmers depend on the Bay-Delta for fresh water—but they can’t agree on how to protect it.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - How the Melting Arctic Will Both Hurt and Help Alaskans

Polar Paradox: The Melting Arctic Could Destroy Indigenous Ways of Life While Making Some Alaskans Rich

Coastwide
Federal

USA - More States Want Power to Approve Wetlands Development

In 2020, Florida became just the third state—and the first in decades—to take over management of a key federal Clean Water Act program. Now, state rather than federal officials decide whether companies can dredge and fill wetlands and waterways for projects ranging from mining to housing developments to roads and bridges.

International
Advocacy

World - Restoring bogs, wetlands, and marshes is a carbon bargain

These soggy places can hold carbon at ten times the density of a forest. It’s easier to break a bog than to repair it—but it’s still a carbon bargain.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

NC - Storm brings down second beach house, NC 12 still closed

Two unoccupied houses crumbled into the surf Tuesday in Rodanthe, as winds and waves continued to rage during a prolonged storm on the Outer Banks that has also caused traffic delays on N.C. 12 and ferry cancellations.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - WATCH THE NORTH CAROLINA OFFSHORE WIND LEASE SALE LIVE ALL DAY TODAY

On March 25, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced that it has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Carolina Long Bay Wind Energy Auction: You've got questions? We've got answers!

We are holding our next wind energy auction on May 11, 2022, for two lease areas, totaling 110,091 acres, offshore North and South Carolina. These lease areas were determined following extensive stakeholder outreach and environmental review.

Coastwide
Federal

USA - Senate confirms Phillips to lead Maritime Administration

Former Navy officer and climate specialist to replace Acting Administrator Lucinda Lessley

Northeast
Advocacy

NC - Rob Young discusses climate change at CivicCon in Pensacola

Rob Young doesn't know why climate change and sea level rise are such political hot buttons.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

NY - Residents of Low-Lying Brooklyn Share Growing Concern Over Rising Sea Levels and Increasing Flood Risks

Recent United Nations research estimates sea levels are likely to rise by 6 to 12 inches by midcentury, and up to two feet by the end of the century.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Calif. unveils largest U.S. offshore wind target

California energy officials have released a draft of the West Coast’s first road map for offshore wind, calling for more gigawatts of electricity from the resource than any other U.S. state to date.

International
Aquaculture

Canada - West Coast flotilla pounds drums against fish farm licence renewals

Indigenous leaders and environmentalists took to the waters off Tofino Saturday, drumming songs for the wild salmon of Clayoquot Sound and calling on the federal government to evict fish farms along the B.C. Coast.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - In Search of Giants: A New Harvest Leaves Goliath Grouper Hanging in the Balance

Climb aboard a modest skiff in Tampa Bay to cast for a fish shrouded in controversy and confusion.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NJ - Storm Carves 10-Foot Cliffs in Ortley Beach, Township to Repair Entrances

The Mothers’ Day nor’easter that whipped up waves and led to clouds, rain and high winds all weekend carved a significant chunk out of Ortley Beach’s oceanfront, creating sand “cliffs” and damaging some beach entrances. (A video of the “cliffs” appears above. A video of dune erosion appears below.)

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Ocean overwash concerns return to the Outer Banks this week

A slow-moving area of low pressure off the Carolina coast has closed access to parts of the Outer Banks.

International
Advocacy

India - Stolen Shoreline: Documentary Narrating The Harrowing Tale Of Eroding Beaches In Thiruvananthapuram

The thirty-five-minute long documentary written and directed by environmental journalist K A Shaji reminds that society has remained greedy and impatient in its development goals over the last five decades.

Southeast
Science

FL - Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

Humans don't know what they're missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the "cruise capital of the world." Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine life that's trying its best to resist global warming.

Northeast
Federal

NE - Narragansett Bay Estuary Program Awards $650K in Grants for Green Project Planning in RI and MA

The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program (NBEP), hosted at Roger Williams University, has announced $649,000 in planning grant awards to support green-infrastructure and capacity-building projects for municipalities, local organizations, and universities across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

International
Advocacy

S America - The Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, is at risk of collapse

The world's largest wetland, known as the Pantanal, in South America is at risk of collapse due to a series of local and seemingly minor decisions that fail to account for their cumulative impact on one of Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems, according to a letter published in BioScience.

Coastwide
Science

World - The birth of the carbon removal market

Could a pioneering investment initiative from an alliance of Silicon Valley stalwarts catalyse the levels of carbon removal needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C?