With the completion of “Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown (Phase II),” the City has developed resilience plans for all 47-miles of Boston’s coastline
Over the past century, populations of shellfish on the East Coast—particularly of the native Eastern oyster—have declined to a fraction of their previous numbers due to overharvesting, water pollution, disease, and habitat destruction.
The East Hampton Town Board held a public hearing last Thursday on the adoption of the Coastal Assessment Resiliency Plan, which highlights a spate of ominous predictions as to how climate change will impact the town.
Southampton (United States) (AFP) – In the Hamptons, New York's playground for the rich and famous, a Native American tribe is battling with the latest threat to what's left of its traditional land: climate change.
Federal regulators prepare for widespread adoption of the gear in an effort to protect endangered right whales.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators who want to enforce new vessel speed rules to help protect rare whales can expect some pushback from ship operators.
The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously last Thursday to revoke all beach driving permits previously issued by the town clerk's office and declare that no permit issued by the town before or after the resolution confers the right to drive on the 4,000-foot stretch of ocean beach at Napeague popularly known as Truck Beach.
Chained between rusty beams on Chelsea Creek in East Boston is a big, floating ball of plants.
Built in 2015, the Block Island Wind Farm in #RhodeIsland gives us important insight into how aquatic life responds to the turbine operation. A recent four year study shows how mussel aggregations and other aquatic communities use the area.
On a slice of West Haven’s shoreline is a beach. But not the regular kind — here, people come to observe birds, not pitch umbrellas.
Nearly a millennium of cooling in the Gulf of Maine has been reversed over the past century.
By/ Christopher Burns
It’s the last Friday in July. At the edge of Katama Bay just west of Wasque Point, a tiny plover chick skitters nimbly across a patch of sand flecked with shells and seaweed. Nearby, a parent bird keeps a watchful eye as the chick forages for food.
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management extended the deadline for public comment on the environmental impacts of an offshore wind project after facing complaints 45 days was not long enough to review the 1,408-page impact statement.
NOAA Fisheries has announced proposed changes to vessel speed regulations to further protect North Atlantic right whales from death and serious injuries resulting from collisions — part of a multifaceted approach to stabilize and recover this endangered population.
Democratic candidate for governor Helena Foulkes is calling for the “abolition of politically-appointed supervisors of the CRMC.”
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say they expect high-tide flooding along the East coast to accelerate as sea levels rise.
Completion of Phase-I of the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project has equipped lower Manhattan’s Asser Levy Playground area with a 97.5-m (320-ft) long floodwall and a 44,996-kg (99,200-lbs.) floodgate, along with upgrades to the park and landscape to help them better absorb flooding impact.
Ben Gravy's Instagram bio describes him as a "semi pro novelty wave surfer", but I've been following him on Insta for years now & would also add "absolute delight" to that. He's been vlogging his surf adventures since 2015 & has such an affable, positive, contagiously enthusiastic energy that it's impossible not to feel a little happy watching his videos, even if you've never surfed a day in your life.
The Port of New York and New Jersey is adding a “container imbalance fee,” effective September 1, as a way to encourage ocean carriers to move containers out of ports more quickly. Port of New York and New Jersey is the nation’s third-largest port and the largest port complex on the East Coast, receiving millions of containers from Europe.
A proposed indoor salmon farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is poised to clear a key regulatory hurdle over critics’ fearsthat its discharges will threaten the state’s only Atlantic sturgeon spawning grounds.
A beach advocacy organization is calling on Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders to direct the state Department of Public Health to review water quality flagging accuracy for all ocean beaches in the state, arguing the system used to broadcast if water is safe to swim in is “fundamentally flawed.”
The State of New York has announced the release of its third offshore wind solicitation, which will buy enough renewable power to run 1.5 million homes. The state is seeking to procure at least two gigawatts worth of capacity in this round, in addition to its 4.3 gigawatt, five-project portfolio.
With Baltimore facing increased risks of coastal flooding from storms as sea level rises, federal officials have put forward a $138 million plan aimed at protecting the interstate highway tunnels under the city’s harbor while reducing flood damage to homes and businesses in low-lying waterfront neighborhoods.
A lawsuit alleging the town of Barnstable violated the Clean Water Act and is polluting Lewis Bay was dismissed by a U.S. District Court judge last week.