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As experts predict an active storm season, critics say the hog industry has done little to change after recent hurricanes overwhelmed waste lagoons.
How these record high levels link humans to our changing climate
A small First Nation on the coast in B.C. is starting to reap the rewards of taking a risk on seaweed farming.
A study in North Carolina of dying trees may represent a foreboding preview of what may come to coastal ecosystems worldwide
In lower Plaquemines Parish, some fear they are river diversion's 'collateral damage'
The Town Council of Southern Shores voted Monday, May 3 to establish municipal service districts (MSD), though the discussion whether to use MSDs to fund beach nourishment is ongoing.
North Atlantic right whales have gained protections and sea turtles are more imperiled under a new federal calendar for harbor dredging that came to light May 14 in a federal lawsuit that seeks to protect sea turtles.
The first seaweed farm in US tropical waters has been installed in Puerto Rico, in a bid to support large-scale production of algal biomass for biofuels and other valuable bioproducts.
ByThe Fish Site
Hurricanes and floods in Tampa would disrupt Central Command and Special Operations Command’s crucial work, while extreme weather abroad exacerbates the crises they deal with each day.
In the immediate aftermath of an extreme weather event, a common question arises around how much human-caused climate change contributed to its likelihood or severity.
Ongoing development along Rhode Island’s shoreline pushes Native people out while sea-level rise threatens to drown important cultural areas
A Superior Court judge’s ruling removed one legal hurdle for the developers of a mega-yacht marina in Coral Bay on St. John.
ByAmy H. Roberts
In a voice vote, the U.S. Senate this afternoon approved the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act that would permit large cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska this summer.
With a groundbreaking ceremony held on 17 May and led by Dan Jørgensen, the Danish minister for Climate, Energy & Utilities, Ørsted marked the onsite start of construction of its first green hydrogen project.
These testaments to historic theft — not by the current owners but by centuries of violence against this land’s Indigenous people — don’t escape the notice of Narragansett Indian Tribe members as they make their way down house-lined Charlestown Beach Road to the shores of Block Island Sound, a sacred ceremonial place for the tribe for thousands of years.
Norsepower Oy Ltd, a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced the installation of five tilting rotor sails onboard a new-build very large ore carrier (VLOC) chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company.
Federal, state and local agencies, as well as some nonprofits are eligible to take over the lighthouses for free.
In an unwelcome twist, a global effort to curb pollution from the heavy fuel oil burned by most big ships appears to be encouraging water pollution instead.
Recurring flood damage to homes and powerful storms that threaten infrastructure are realities facing many coastal North Carolina communities.
The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy Action Plan (the Strategy action plan) focuses on actions from April 2021 to April 2022. It describes what is already being done to achieve the ambitions of the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England (the Strategy).
The governor of Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast said Thursday his state is at “imminent risk” of returning to lockdown as coronavirus cases there rose steadily.
The infrastructure bills taking shape in Congress will be the first test of the Biden administration’s ability to legislate on climate change. Most eyes are on how greener infrastructure can cut emissions of warming gases.
The final approval issued this week for Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first major offshore wind farm, offers few guarantees to commercial fishermen.
The biblical phrase “You reap what you sow” tastes like ashes grinding between the teeth this year as beloved Florida manatees die of starvation at record sickening levels.
EMERALD ISLE — The boom in tourism and occupancy tax revenue in 2020 continued unabated through the winter quarter of 2021, according to Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.
The tourism and hospitality industry in Miami Beach is making a faster than expected recovery as resort tax revenues continue to come in higher than projected. Instead of an anticipated 50% drop in revenue from March 2019, the last year of normal operations, actual receipts were down only 9.6%. As a result, the City collected $4.3 million more than projected.
(CNS): Frank Schilling, the former owner of Uniregistry, the domain name company that made him his fortune, has been given approval to build a luxury apartment development on the north coast of West Bay, off Sand Hole Road.
ByStaff | Cayman News
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is investigating after recent dredging operations caused what Land and Natural Resources officials described as “large and significant” damage to coral colonies near the entrance to Honolulu Harbor.
Scientists have perceived another and possibly annihilating tsunami peril in explicit spaces of the world, associated with undersea strike-slip faults in the Earth’s crust – where squares of rock along a partition point slide uniformly past one another.
SEATTLE (AP) — European green crabs were found in Washington’s inland waters in 2016, prompting extensive monitoring. Now state officials say this destructive invasive species is spreading in several coastal locations.
Northern Chile is an ideal natural laboratory to study the origin of earthquakes. Here, the Pacific Nazca plate slides underneath the South American continental plate with a speed of about 65 millimeters per year.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will shut down its Raster Navigational Chart (RNC) Tile Service and the online RNC Viewer on 1 October 2021.
The Australian oil industry was stunned by the government’s decision to levy the estimated $200 million cost of decommissioning Laminaria-Corallina oil fields in the Timor Sea.
Troubled waters in South China Sea
Experts worry that some federal disaster aid is actually creating perverse incentives for cities and states — and deterring them from making better climate policies.
Heidi Ricci is director of Policy and Advocacy, and Joan Walsh is the Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology, for Mass Audubon in Lincoln. Garry George is the clean energy director for the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C.
OPINION: As we await a landmark decision from the Supreme Court on whether a proposed seabed mining operation can proceed in the South Taranaki Bight, it’s time to set a few things straight that have been said about this experimental and destructive industry.
MIAMI — The scene at Pahokee marina on Lake Okeechobee last week was a warning sign: A thick mat of algae in various shades of green, brown, gray and fluorescent blue covered the area around boat slips. In some spots, the gunk was so dense it stuck out 2 inches above the water.
ByTampa Bay Times
The residents of Nahant, Mass. will vote this weekend on whether to seize part of the property where Northeastern’s Marine Science Center conducts vital, cutting-edge research to improve the sustainability of coastal communities facing the effects of climate change.
Before it’s too late, fishing communities are largely saying no to mining on the West Coast, which they say could threaten fishing stocks, vegetation and pose health implications for residents.
Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida.
The vaquita marina is found only in Mexico. It is the most critically endangered sea mammal on the planet, its survival threatened by a deadly clash of interests between fishing and conservation. Scientists estimate there may be fewer than a dozen left in the wild.
Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.
The National Park Service has selected a plan that provides a streamlined framework for Cape Hatteras National Seashore to manage over the next 20 years activities such as including beach nourishment, dune rebuilding, habitat restoration and emergency breach fill, with conditions.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $112.8 million.
A new deep-sea exploration technology that could one day search for life in subsurface oceans on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn will be put to test during a two-week demonstration expedition aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship.
Norwegian shipping company Klaveness Combination Carriers became the first shipping line to join a new initiative that will explore the use of Carbon Capture & Storage technologies (CCS) for ships to reduce CO2 emissions.
Unique observations collected by U.S. Geological Survey scientists during Hurricane María in 2017, revealed previously unknown ocean processes that may aid in more accurate hurricane forecasting and impact predictions.
Three new papers in the last couple of weeks have each made separate claims about whether sea level rise from the loss of ice in West Antarctica is more or less than you might have thought last month and with more or less certainty.
Today’s Arctic is different in that there is a new player in the region, namely China, which is bringing new opportunities to the area, but at the same time making political and security issues there even more complex.
‘Going from the old LEP to the new one is far from replacing like with like,’ says former Byron Shire Councillor Sandra Heilpern.
The new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement signed that day laid out 10 broad goals and 31 outcomes, many to be achieved by 2025 or even earlier.
Several environmental groups have asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency for communities impacted by what appears to be a growing toxic blue-green algae outbreak in the Lake Okeechobee system and a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico.
The last UK lockdown has simply accelerated the housing trends we saw in the first one, headed by a desire to escape the urban environment of cities and towns as people continue to relocate to the coast, according to latest research from Property Market-Index.com.
A socioeconomic analysis  commissioned by Seas At Risk and carried out by New Economics Foundation has revealed that a ban on bottom-contacting gear (bottom trawling and bottom dredging) in Marine Protected Areas would yield net benefits as soon as four years after the ban comes into force.
Crowds have descended on a Baltic beach in the hope of finding amber, after canal workers said they had discovered pieces ‘the size of bread’.
ByThe First News
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led a bipartisan coalition of the Texas delegation calling on Congressional leadership to prioritize funding for coastal resiliency projects like the Texas Coastal Spine in the American Jobs Plan.
Indonesia has constructed a tank that's also a boat, and it's called a Tank Boat.
In the last decade, summer in the Caribbean has become sargassum season.
For many years, herring has been the bait of choice for Maine’s lobster fishery but the supply doesn’t meet today’s demand.
As Ala. 193 approaches the end of the mainland on its way to Dauphin Island, the road transits a low, narrow causeway vulnerable to storm surges. A new project will add a breakwater and acres of march to its east
Environmental groups urged the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on Tuesday to establish a year-round speed limit for ships in areas of the Gulf of Mexico, home to one of the most endangered whales worldwide, to prevent deadly collisions.
Two dead endangered whales were dislodged from the hull of an Australian destroyer after the warship docked in San Diego last weekend, according to the Royal Australian Navy.
Biden administration tries to alleviate Southeast shortages. EPA nine states to fuel waiver, extends order to May 31. DOT issues new order allowing overweight truck loads
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comment on “The Bebop,” a proposed 120-foot-long floating bar and restaurant the owner wants to moor in Pillsbury Sound, between Mingo and Grass cays.
Fish Farmers Association says statements are misleading
Saitec secures a government grant for a feasibility study into using floating offshore wind to power oil and gas drilling in Canada
New York City-based architecture firm Rekstur is tackling the city’s 578 miles of coastal real estate with a floating container home off Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay.
Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week amid a steady flow of imports at some of the highest ocean freight rates on record.
Shareholder advisory PIRC recommended investors vote against Shell's non-binding resolution on its energy transition strategy on Tuesday, setting up a showdown at its annual general meeting next week.
Building a U.S. offshore wind industry will require more than just fast-tracking permits.
Two new papers offer radically different predictions of the glacier’s future — and thus for the future of low-lying cities around the world. Here’s how to understand the divergent projections
Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has passed the final major step in the federal review process, which means it will likely become the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States.
A majority of likely voters view flooding and climate change as serious threats to Virginia and its economy — and want the state to do more to combat the issues, a new poll shows.
Global design firm Stantec has revealed preliminary designs for the Battery Coastal Resilience Project, a $129 million New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) initiative to save The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park) from rising tides.
The Hawaiʻi Legislature passed House Bill 553, which prohibits intentionally capturing, entangling or killing a shark in state marine waters.
Recurring flood damage to homes and powerful storms that threaten infrastructure are realities facing many coastal North Carolina communities. However, for three predominately African-American, rural communities near the coast, NC State researchers documented additional injustices that threaten the communities’ ability to adapt to a changing climate.
The effort includes a new state trust for guaranteed project funding.
A $14 million dollar drainage improvement project is in the works to help relieve flooding in the medical district.
Coastal wetlands can absorb and store carbon even faster than forests do. Research questions whether that may be changing as the climate warms. (Story originally aired on WeSat on May 8, 2021.)
A three-year £2.3m study is investigating the effects that chemical pollutants from coastal landfill sites may be having on the health and survival of UK sea birds.
Littering the abyssal plain of the Pacific Ocean are an estimated 21 billion tonnes worth of polymetallic nodules containing high grades of manganese, nickel, copper and cobalt – the so-called “battery metals” that Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA) has warned may soon be in short supply.
Call for clean water, justice and jobs in environmental justice communities like Camden, Chester, Philadelphia and Wilmington
Tongue-eating louse is a parasite which preys on fish, entering through their gills
Canada is in the enviable position of having the longest coastline in the world.
architectural research initiative arch out loud has teamed up with american home construction company deltec homes to launch the ‘shelter’ competition, challenging participants to design the hurricane resilient home of the future.
Burkhart's experience is commonplace and a reminder of the decadeslong struggle to address the recurring sewage spills from Tijuana that pollute the shoreline of San Diego County's South Bay region.
The Valley Forge, a 108-foot firefighting tugboat, was sunk seven miles southeast of Oregon Inlet on May 6, 2021 to become part of AR-165.
Like people, communities sometimes play the “What if?” game, wishing they could get a second shot at some life-changing decisions. They seldom get that chance.
The grounding of MV Ever Given from March 23 to March 29, 2021 captured the world’s attention. Many people asked, how could such a modern and large vessel find itself with its bow rammed into Asia, its stern aground on Africa, and its midship astride one of the major maritime chokepoints in the world?
While the earth’s core is believed to be molten material, the majority of the world’s active volcanoes are believed to be releasing vast amounts of thermal energy on the ocean floor.
Plastic is "missing" in the ocean
V-shaped gaps will be excavated in the front of selected sand dunes at Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve (NNR) to improve these beautiful dune habitats for rare wildlife.
There is some cause for cautious optimism for the southern resident killer whales that frequent Puget Sound
President Biden announced last week that he is nominating oceanographer Rick Spinrad to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Spinrad previously served as head of the agency’s research office and as its chief scientist.