The upcoming Central Atlantic offshore wind auction will not include the wind energy area offshore Maryland that was finalized in July – only the WEAs offshore Virginia and Delaware, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced in a proposed sale notice released Monday.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently helped complete four living shoreline projects in Anne Arundel County that are designed to protect communities from erosion and flooding.
WESTERLY – Shoreline access advocates who contributed to a GoFundMe page have been alerted that they are considered potential witnesses in an ongoing legal fight and may be deposed by attorneys for the Weekpaug Fire District, prompting a strong rebuke from the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
AUGUSTA — Governor Janet Mills and Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Commissioner Patrick Keliher announced December 11, 2023, that Maine has received $17,252,551 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to help improve data on endangered North Atlantic right whales (NARW).
The state has been awarded $5.1 million to research alternatives to the traditional trap-and-buoy lobster gear that requires vertical lines that can entangle whales.
The Preservation Society of Newport County has filed two lawsuits in U.S. District Court challenging the thoroughness and lawfulness of the federal Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) permitting review process, which has approved two offshore wind farms in Rhode Island waters.
The first U.S. utility-scale wind farm began operating, sending electricity to the New York grid, in a rare boost for the global offshore wind industry in recent months.
The ‘ResilientCoasts’ initiative aims to help the 78 coastal communities develop tailored strategies to address the impacts of climate change.
Nine years ago, I stood on the muddy banks of the Great Marsh, a salt marsh an hour north of Boston, and pulled a thumb-sized crab with an absurdly large claw out of a burrow. I was looking at a fiddler crab – a species that wasn’t supposed to be north of Cape Cod, let alone north of Boston.
UPPER TOWNSHIP — Pumping has begun to add sand to beaches in the south end of Ocean City, part of a $33.7 million federal contract, but about a mile and a half south, things are looking desperate in the north end of the Strathmere section of Upper Township.
A $3.2 million study will help re-assess how federal engineers protect 21 miles worth of beaches at the Jersey Shore, federal officials said this week.
NEW JERSEY -- Homes in Manahawkin sit just feed from man-made lagoons, but even on a lovely day, water rises above bulkheads.
On Nov. 20, the federal government approved Empire Wind 1 and 2, two new wind farm lots 19 miles off Long Branch.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A long-awaited Staten Island resiliency project recently got a new eye-popping price tag, but the federal agency tasked with its construction is finally ready to move forward.
BEVERLY — Local and state officials gathered with members of the press at the Carriage House on Tuesday morning as Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll announced the launch of the Commonwealth’s ResilientCoasts initiative, a plan to design and fund long-term solutions to rising sea levels for Massachusetts’s 78 coastal communities.
Work has been needed with increasing frequency with the effects of climate change
These grants will provide additional resources to aid lobster and other fixed-gear fishermen in developing and bringing new ropeless gear technology onto their boats.
NEWPORT – Historical preservation groups in Newport and Block Island have filed suit against the federal government over the approval of two large offshore wind farms in the ocean waters off Rhode Island, arguing that the projects' towering turbines would ruin views from the Newport mansions, the Southeast Lighthouse and other historic sites.
Maine, with its thousands of miles of serpentine coastline and communities highly vulnerable to flooding and storms, would seem the perfect candidate for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants, an umbrella of awards aimed at making towns and cities more resilient to natural disasters and less reliant on federal funding when calamities do strike. But communities aren’t applying for the funding — and when they do, few are successful.
AUGUSTA — A unique coalition of organized labor and environmental groups that successfully passed a landmark offshore wind bill earlier this year is now signaling its unequivocal support for the responsible development of an offshore wind port on Maine’s coast.
South Fork faces beach loss, power-source views
In recent months, East Coast states’ plans to install massive new offshore wind farms have been battered by bad economic news, canceled contracts and newfound uncertainty about the projects officials are counting on to reach their clean energy goals.
Climate change in Connecticut is often considered a hypothetical issue. Yes, it gets hotter in the summers, but we’ve mostly been spared the devastating hurricanes, the weeks of extreme heat and the deadly wildfires that much of the rest of the country has seen in recent years.
Experts are calling Massachusetts the Saudi Arabia of offshore wind