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As the pandemic highlights fragile supply chains, the Navy is working with Hawaii to harness the sun and other natural elements for power.
On Monday, one of the most active and tumultuous Atlantic hurricane seasons on record will end.
N.C. Highway 12 remained closed in between the NPS Pony Pens and the Hatteras ferry terminal as of 1:00 p.m. on Monday, due to ocean overwash that occurred with the morning’s high tide.
Rents are up 4-6% in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but have been falling in L.A. and Orange counties since the pandemic hit.
Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Partners has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to preserve value and to continue the operation and marketing its assets.
When tourism came to an abrupt halt in March, destination marketing organizations saw their primary revenue stream — a percentage of lodging taxes or “bed taxes” — tumble overnight.
Earlier this month, Iota became the 30th named storm in 2020, making this year's Atlantic hurricane season -- which ends today -- one for the record books.
Environmental scientists monitored and restored seagrass meadows off Virginia’s eastern coast while investigating their impact on the marine ecosystem
Matthew Costa stepped gingerly into a little pocket wetland near the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The squishy salt marsh is more than just a patch of habitat in the intertidal zone.
On Louisiana’s Gulf coast, hit by a record five hurricanes or tropical storms this year, Native American tribes are some of North America’s early climate refugees as seas claim their shoreline and salinity damages the land that remains.
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Port officials have begun clearing a shipping channel in Louisiana after sediments pushed into the waterway by hurricanes made the water too shallow for some vessels to pass safely.
A new study has found that affordable housing in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California will be at particular risk
We’re making a commitment to inform you, our readers, about the parts of climate change that are within your spheres of influence.
Provincetown, MA - Today, shark research groups and government agencies from the northeastern US and Canada announced the establishment of the New England White Shark Research Consortium (NEWSRC).
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State announced that $6.7 million in federal funding is available from the Marine Fisheries Relief Program established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist New York’s marine fishing industry following economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A four-year battle over a plan to dredge 13 miles of waterways to clear San Francisco Bay for larger oil tankers ended Monday, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers announcing it was scuttling the project.
Eleven grants will address threats and develop tools for restoration and management of coral reefs in U.S. and Caribbean waters
Using tricked-out drones, scientists are watching vegetation boom in the far north. Their findings could have big implications for the whole planet.
Weeks Marine has received a Notice to Proceed (NTP) from the Carteret County officials to begin mobilization of personnel and equipment needed for the Morehead City dredging & concurrent beach nourishment works.
The humble fishing net has had an upgrade – and it’s one that’s playing an important role in fisheries management.
For the first time in more than two centuries, the people were gone.
Maybe, if you squint really hard and the skies are clear, you might be able to convince yourself that you see them, out on the horizon: two turbines spinning far offshore of Virginia Beach.
Forests of fast-growing kelp influence the chemistry of the water in which they live. A new study evaluates their potential to ameliorate ocean acidification in sensitive coastal ecosystems.
Torrance’s Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center will, by March, finally see the overdue restoration of its vernal pools, critically important wetland habitat home to numerous rare plants and animals, including two species of fairy shrimp, at a cost of about $470,000.
An aggressive, golden-brown, crust-like alga is rapidly overgrowing shallow reefs, taking the place of coral that was damaged by extreme storms and exacerbating the damage caused by human activity
The construction and operation of marine ranches in the deep sea, help preserve the offshore environment
After 7 years' work, 100+ experts in 112 countries deliver 1st global assessment of HABs, synthesizing three decades of data
Work is under way to construct a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene near Morgan City, La., that will provide backwater flood protection for six parishes in the path of Mississippi and Atchafalaya river overflows that result from high water events.
Proving to be an unwelcome visitor to travel economies like the North Bay, COVID-19 has slashed in half tourism spending in California.
GULFPORT, Fla. — A historic and relentless hurricane season is finally coming to an end. Monday marks the final day.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says thousands of people have sent comments about a proposal for huge pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta.
Winds blowing off the Oregon Coast are some of the strongest in the nation, offshore or on land. They hold significant energy potential.
Funding will help with fencing and removal of hooved animals as well as creating firebreaks
ByThe Maui News
Taxpayers are backing more than a trillion dollars in home mortgages, but the agencies buying them are neglecting to consider climate risks.
LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN — As the wind whipped across the top of the Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of the most famous and beloved on the Great Lakes, Jim Gallie pointed to the disappearing beach: “It’s been progressively getting worse.”
With climate a major issue in two Senate runoff elections, the state’s voters need look no further than coastal Brunswick for potential risks.
Louisiana coastal officials are pushing the state’s congressional delegation to support an expected emergency supplemental appropriation bill aimed at this year’s record-breaking hurricane season to provide money for emergency repairs to beaches, barrier islands and other wetland restoration projects.
GLEASON BEACH, Calif. — A few winding turns past Bodega Bay, along foggy bluffs and coastal prairie, relentless waves pound a crumbling stretch of coastline in dire need of saving.
China’s western region and in particular the municipality of Chongqing with its population of over 31 million, which includes the megacity of the same name, could benefit from cooperation on topics such as disaster insurance, with catastrophe bonds seen as an opportunity, according to the Singapore government’s Monetary Authority.
Multiple levels of governments addressing the issue
I’m all for improving the overall well-being of the Atchafalaya Basin.
CHAMP, Md. — Eric Bedsworth’s day of reckoning arrived a year ago.
Dogger Bank, which will eventually become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, is getting an $8 billion investment from Norwegian oil giant Equinor and British energy company SSE.
HARLINGEN — Federal and state officials have announced a major windfall of $5.6 million for restoration of wetlands and protection of bird nesting sites at the Bahia Grande Unit of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.
QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — After Louisiana officials finished restoring 37-acre Queen Bess Island in February, much of the vegetation planted on its small footprint of newly pumped sand didn’t have time to take root before more than 6,000 brown pelicans arrived for breeding season.
The plan would cost billions of dollars to execute, but state leaders say the cost of doing nothing would be even greater.
Marin faces three natural disasters related either to fire, water and the shaking of the earth.
The town has established a coastal management program to provide long-term storm protection, while also offering recreational benefits.
The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius continues to face an unprecedented ecological, human health and economic impact from the devastating oil spill in August.
Some of the worst storms in U.S. history have hit around Thanksgiving, disrupting transportation and claiming lives. The following are five of the most destructive and deadliest of those storms.
They fear the state will be too lenient in handing out permits to developers, who support the plan.
Why is fishing proving to be so intractable in the post-Brexit negotiations?
MANTEO, N.C. — A replica sailing ship similar to the one that carried the Lost Colony to the Outer Banks will finally be able to escape the shallow water of the Manteo harbor.
Texas Congressman, Filemon Vela, has announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have awarded $150,000 to the City of South Padre Island as part of the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF).
Over a 2-day period at the end of July 2020, the Milne Ice Shelf underwent fracturing and collapse, losing 43% of its vast expanse as ice islands calved into the Arctic Ocean.
Money left over from 2012 harbour dredge will be used to cover $600,000 deficit due to lack of cruise ships
ByTom Ayers / CBC News
Florida’s waters may be protected from offshore drilling but the Bahamas plans to start looking for oil in less than a month at an exploratory well just 150 miles off the coast of the Sunshine State.
Conventional hydrogeologic framework models used to compute ocean island sustainable yields and aquifer storage neglect the complexity of the nearshore and offshore submarine environment.
With the world 1C warmer, modelling shows there is still a risk of corals bleaching from heat stress this summer
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 27 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds.
It has long been known that ship strikes involving large vessels pose one of the greatest threats to North Atlantic right whales, whose coastal habitats and tendency to stay close to the water’s surface make them vulnerable to such deadly collisions.
Despite our knowledge of the land we live on and the technology available to us, very little of the ocean floor has actually been mapped in detail.
No state is entirely safe from the threat of natural disasters, but some stand a better chance of surviving the storm.
The permit is last big hurdle for the construction project, which will be one of largest in recent history for Minnesota.
Line-Noue Memea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marveling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists in Hawaii.
State agency leader discusses benefits of strong safeguards—and what comes next
Videos show how species, ecosystem, and communities win from local participation in programs
Storms or tropical cyclones usually get the blame when Australia's beaches suffer severe erosion. But on the New South Wales north coast at Byron Bay, another force is at play.
If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.
Sargassum beaching events may be a new normal in the Caribbean Sea.
The central coast has become a popular travel spot for humans and a migration hotspot for marine life.
A new FEMA index considers socioeconomic factors in evaluating community disaster vulnerability
The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) on Tuesday announced $37 million in allocations to 30 agencies under the Proposition 68 Recreational Infrastructure Revenue Enhancement (RIRE) Grant Program.
Emissions from ship exhausts can have a major impact on air pollution, weather and climate, however until relatively recently these have been largely unregulated, particularly in international waters.
Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik First Nation says it will temporarily close its moderate livelihood lobster fishery after endangered North Atlantic right whales were detected off the province’s southwest coast.
A federal court says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can’t demolish a dam downriver from Augusta if it doesn’t maintain the current water level.
Despite the crazy year we’ve had so far, it looks like our Thanksgiving weather will be quiet.
The road through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore could be Ghost Tree Way for the story it tells about how invading saltwater above and below ground is killing vegetation and redesigning coastal lands.
Learn about the various ways the ocean has recovered during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tropical Storm Eta caused considerable beach erosion on the Gulf Coast. It may mean our coastline is in danger from a future storm.
A lattice work of marsh and canals, the Louisiana coastline, is vanishing.
The hope is to ready them up to face future weather threats.
This year's "Oscars of science" celebrate the work of a researcher who's been trying to get power from poo, citizen scientists using drones to help create 3D models of coastal communities, and the ABC's daily coronavirus podcast Coronacast.
Intact Adaptation Action Grants awarded to projects that are helping people and communities adapt to floods, wildfire and extreme heat
Weather systems responsible for transporting moisture from the tropics to temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere have been gradually shifting toward the South Pole for the past 40 years, a trend which could lead to increased rates of ice melt in Antarctica, according to new research.
Vineyard Wind, the international business consortium that plans to build the nation’s largest offshore wind farm 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, has been hit with yet another delay after a federal agency moved back its review timeline for a key permitting document last week.
Six years ago, a young, emaciated sei whale that normally inhabits the deep waters of the Atlantic was spotted swimming erratically in tidal rivers and creeks near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
With ample public feedback, the Army Corps of Engineers is now re-evaluating which projects to push forward to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou.