Federal fishing regulators are evaluating how to use electronic monitoring to help manage one of the largest fisheries on the East Coast.
2020 Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants.
Wastewater disposal. Flood control. Sewage piping. Sea-level rise. These are topics Broward County elected officials need to master, so there’s a need for a crash course once taking office.
An arm of the federal government is temporarily waiving the need for some fishing vessels to carry at-sea monitors.
The shipping season on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River is getting underway nearly two weeks later than industry stakeholders had hoped. The extra time was used by the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board to reduce water levels in the system in order to mitigate the chance of flooding later this year. Unprecedented water levels in 2017 and 2019 caused devastating flooding along the shoreline.
NOW is concerned with the economic hardship imposed on secondary and tertiary U.S. suppliers due to the global spread of COVID-19.
A series of interactive maps published on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal illustrates the shifts that have taken place over the last five decades by several commercially and recreationally important fish species living along the East Coast.
Pierre LeBlanc needs to decide by Friday whether he’ll bring in dozens of temporary foreign workers.
Dredgers are expediting operations in New York to make way for the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will dock in the epicenter of America's COVID-19 outbreak to assist hospitals that become overrun by the pandemic.
Manhattan Cruise Terminal and Pier 90 are set to play host to the USNS Comfort hospital ship, which is scheduled to arrive on Monday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Climate change is imperiling the world’s largest animals by increasing the likelihood of fatal collisions between whales and big ships that ply the same waters.
Sea levels are rising as the world warms and coastal land in New Jersey sinks, increasing flooding and risk in coastal communities. Buildings and roads are being raised, ways to restrain back-bay waters are being studied, and programs are encouraging a very small number of retreats from places most at risk.
Mayor Anthony E. Vaz announced today that effective immediately the Seaside Heights ocean and bay beaches are closed until further notice.
A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as "a quintessential forage fish" for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales, and other marine mammals, and even bigger fish such as Atlantic sturgeon, cod, and bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean. But scientists say right now they know far too little about its biology and populations to inform relevant management, climate adaptation and conservation efforts.
In February, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Adriana Espinoza — formerly the NYC program director for the League of Conservation Voters — as the city’s first senior advisor for environmental justice.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS — If you want to get outside during the governor's stay-at-home order (which still allows for solo outside activity), one Shore town has taken itself off the list of possible destinations.
Power from offshore wind energy will become an important and growing part of the US power supply going forward, and the US BOEM is doing everything it can to support that market with greater regulatory transparency, flexibility, and predictability.
In recent weeks, wealthy city dwellers hoping to escape the novel coronavirus have been fleeing to their second homes, exacerbating long-standing tensions between locals and summer residents. While those from out of town feel they have the right to use property they own and pay taxes on, year-round residents worry the new arrivals could be carrying the disease, and local hospitals aren’t equipped to handle an outbreak.
The U.S. state of Maine is requesting federal aid due to the ongoing impacts the COVID-19 outbreak is having on its fisheries.
A compilation of beach closure stories by CNT
Due to recent rainfall and the increased chance of future storms, Santa Barbara County Public Works (Public Works) will begin sediment deposit operations at Goleta Beach. The sediment deposit will start as soon as Friday, March 20, 2020, and will continue as needed until facilities have been cleared.
CHATHAM — It’s been a practice for about as long as anyone can remember, but because of a complaint to the state, the town is now regulating the storage of weir poles at the end of Harding’s Beach.
Environmental group Oceana has released the results of an analysis that it claims indicates ships are ignoring a voluntary speed zone in an area south of Nantucket designed to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.
Officials on Fire Island are urging seasonal homeowners not to come to their beach homes to get away from more densely populated areas amid widespread calls for the public to practice social distancing.
Preliminary 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecasts are suggesting an above average hurricane season .
Researchers who urge people to move away from vulnerable shorelines are ‘walking the walk’
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the first annual report on the progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters, the agency said in a release.
Some analysts say compulsory purchases of the most vulnerable homes may be needed.
An engineering survey is the first step as Charlestown mulls what to do with town-owned beach property. The results could reignite the always fierce debate about the right to public access to the shore vs. the rights of property owners.
Trustees plans to save the Great Salt Marsh and Crane Beach.
Two and half years have passed since the installation on Beard Street of the first phase of Red Hook’s interim flood protection measures (IFPMs). Delays that have plagued the second phase of the project – which will address vulnerabilities in northwestern Red Hook, near Atlantic Basin – are expected to come to an end this summer.
The study is underway at a critical time for the future of the fledging U.S. offshore wind energy. In August 2019 the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was compelled to hold up its environmental impact statement for the Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts, after NMFS insisted more information was needed about potential effects on the marine environment and fisheries.
The Army Corps of Engineers indefinitely postponed their scheduled Feb. 27 meeting after President Donald Trump’s administration’s proposed budget did not provide funding for the New York-New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.
The state Coastal Resources Management Council and the University of Rhode Island have released a smartphone app that allows property owners to estimate the amount of flood damage to their homes and businesses caused by a major storm.
ROCKPORT — Maine lobstermen spent much of 2019 crying into their beer over a poor catch but by the end of the year, if they were crying at all, it was into a glass of Champagne.
The lessons she's learned may resonate with others struggling with flooding.
Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) is in the final stages of planning a hospital campus expansion that brings important community assets closer to Hyannis Harbor and our rising seas. The sensible and vital, longer-term vision should be to relocate the entire hospital campus away from the waterfront to the existing CCHC 40-acre expansion site in Independence Park in Hyannis.
The Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Harbor Garage Redevelopment heard from the Chiofaro Company developers regarding their proposed project, Pinnacle at Central Wharf, as discussions for the controversial project continue.
The endangered North Atlantic right whale is an iconic marine mammal, but with roughly 400 left in the world, the Government of Canada is doing its part to ensure its protection, conservation, and recovery.
Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of rest of world
MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — Residents in a Jersey Shore town that hates its new sand dunes will get a chance to say whether they support building a boardwalk.
Added federal funding for work in Long Branch, Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach; critics question efficacy of the program
NEW YORK, NY– Responding to the indefinite suspension of a critical NYC coastal resiliency study, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) wrote a letter to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), urging the study’s immediate reinstatement.
Shinnecock Indians are using nature-based solutions to calm the waves and restore the beaches that protect their lands.
While self-driving cars have hogged the headlines for the past few years, other forms of autonomous transport are gaining steam.
Quogue Village residents are torn over how to address worsening erosion near their village beach, with suggested solutions ranging from letting nature take its course to a project that could raise some tax bills by an estimated $30,000 per year.
A university professor from Japan is packing quite a lot into her yearlong sabbatical in Newfoundland, exploring how people in rural parts of the province continue to make a living from the fishery.
The Popponesset Spit, an important barrier beach that divides Popponesset Bay from Nantucket Sound, will receive thousands of cubic yards of sand from an continuing dredging project, adding to a beach-nourishment project undertaken this past winter.
We read with much dismay, but not surprise, the news of how hundreds of freshwater sunfish washed up dead on Easton’s Beach last month.
When a proposal to build a giant sea wall to protect the region from the next Superstorm Sandy was unveiled in 2018, it was met with strong opposition by environmentalists and some local officials, who said it would destroy the ecology of North Jersey’s tidal rivers and redirect a potentially devastating storm surge to the Jersey Shore.
Why, it seems like only yesterday that US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told members of Congress to go ahead and slash many dollars from his renewable energy budget, since most of the good stuff is now available commercially. Hey, he might be on to something. Take the agency’s floating offshore wind program, for example. Not too long ago floating wind turbines were a dream, and now they are a thing. In fact, a “secret” group of US officials is bound for Scotland next week, where they will eyeball a new floating offshore wind farm, which happens to deploy technology developed by a US company with an assist from — you guessed it — the Energy Department.
DEM Announces $3.33 Million in Green Economy Bond Funding to Help Communities, Local Groups Protect Open Space Portsmouth Press
“The federal government’s decision to abandon the Army Corps’ storm surge study is reckless, and it exposes our region to the ravages of the next superstorm,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer said