The smell of smoke can put Rocklynn Culp of Twisp, Wash., on edge. It’s an inescapable reminder of the 2014 Carlton Complex fire, which, when it happened, was the largest wildfire in Washington state history.
$2-Bln plan includes strengthening, elevating levees and seawalls
In-depth tide data and benchmark verification project will take dozens of experts years to complete.
Seattle-based Manson Construction Co. announced the execution of a contract for the construction of a 15,000 cubic yard hopper dredge with Keppel AmFELS.
A Miami ship line proposes an untried design never seen on the world’s rivers and yet conceived to haul as much cargo as 2,375 highway trucks while never churning up a dangerous wall of water behind it.
Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and Francis Rooney (R-FL) today introduced the Strengthening Coastal Communities Act, bipartisan legislation that would direct offshore wind revenues to NOAA’s Coastal Resilience Grants Program.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing a regulation that will not allow oil producers to avoid picking up their offshore well decommissioning tab when they go bankrupt, the acting director of the department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Walter Cruickshank, told Bloomberg.
As this active hurricane season continues. more coastal cities are changing how they build as a way to prevent against the effects of climate change.
DETROIT, Michigan, Sept. 19 -- Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, issued the following news release:
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., Oakbrook, Ill., announced today that it has been awarded several major dredging contracts totaling $118.8 million.
When you take the “science” out of fisheries science, things can go downhill very, very quickly.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States dropped in June, data from the Department of Energy shows.
New developments have raised serious questions regarding the economic and job benefits from offshore wind energy projects in U.S. waters.
While fresh seafood hasn't traditionally been included in hunger relief programs, advocates say the lean protein is a smart choice that supports local economies.
Search by state or county to find properties at risk from climate-driven flooding
Once a week, Florencia Ramos makes a special trip to the R-N Market in Lindsay, Calif. “If you don’t have clean water, you have to go get some,” says Ramos, a farmworker and mother of four who lives in the neighboring Central Valley town of El Rancho.
Add “climate change” to your home buying checklist
La Niña conditions weaken wind shear in the tropical Atlantic, allowing more hurricanes to form.
When the hurricane hunter aircraft collected data for Hurricane Laura in August, most of the meteorologists analyzing it weren’t onboard. That’s something new for 2020.
Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced last week that the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission has approved more than $130 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects.
Carbon capture and storage technologies are seeking to achieve zero net emissions in America by 2050. To that end, a host of legislative initiatives has been proposed at the state and federal levels to research the feasibility of current carbon capture technologies and to determine whether such technologies make economic sense for businesses.
With sweeping declarations identifying a need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create thousands of high-paying jobs, the proposed Green New Deal superficially appears to be the climate legislation that green advocates have been waiting for.
On September 7, 2020, NOAA/NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided two different views of how fires are affecting the U.S.
As climate change drives more intense storms, hurricane-related costs in the United States have increased 1,100% since 1980, and the population of counties prone to hurricane damage has increased at least 22% faster than the overall U.S. population has grown.
It’s peak hurricane season now on the Atlantic Coast.
If you live somewhere with hurricanes, it’s time to look into your homeowner’s and car insurance policies. We lay out what you should look for in a policy and when you should get it (spoiler alert: get it now).
Lack of understanding raises questions about how weather threats are communicated
A perfect storm is brewing in the United States.
While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment.
Texas A&M researchers are testing how a combination of sand dunes with coastal structures could better protect against flooding.
WASHINGTON (CN) — Conservationists sued the Trump administration on Tuesday for failing to protect the Nassau grouper, one of the largest coral reef fish, four years after it was designated a threatened species.
Editor's Note: As Labor Day Weekend approaches, here is a guide to beach access and closures around the American shoreline.
As flooding grows more frequent, some smaller banks are shunning 30-year mortgages.
As climate change spurs worsening hurricanes, renewable microgrids have the potential to generate and redistribute power.
As the COVID-19 recession trudges on, governments looking for economic recovery are embracing clean energy’s potential to create near-term jobs and long-term growth – especially when pairing economic recovery goals with climate goals.
Which popular places are most at risk
Communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas are still reeling from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful storms to strike the coast of the Gulf of Mexico in decades.
Millions of people rely on real estate websites when they're hoping to buy or rent a home.
Earlier this year, a Michigan dam collapsed after heavy rainfall. The resulting flood forced thousands to flee their homes and will cost upwards of $175 million dollars.
A destructive storm is rising from warm waters. Again.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has allegedly halted a probe into a case of possible political interference in conservation measures.
A research team led by Florida State University found that sea turtles in the U.S. will have less suitable nesting habitat in the future because of climate change and coastal development.
Matching grants bring total to $5.9 million for 23 projects across 18 U.S. states and territories
CHARLESTON, S.C.—Conservation groups today challenged in federal court a Trump administration rollback of clean water protections that sharply curtails the ability of states and local residents to protect their drinking water, rivers, streams, wetlands, aquatic life, and other local interests.
From climate-fueled storms to COVID-19, mounting catastrophes are sowing stress and trauma. The country’s one program to help reaches only a fraction of survivors.
NOAA-funded projects focus on climate variability
WASHINGTON - As if 2020 didn’t have enough going for it already, forecasters expect an especially busy hurricane season this year.
Despite the upcoming election frenzy and the myriad of things Congress has to deal with, negotiations between the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve differences between the two versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in each chamber are ongoing, according to barge industry sources.
Forty per cent (40%) of the US population – about 127 million people – live in coastal areas, putting them at risk of flooding from storm surge and record-setting high tides, according to a report by Torrent Technologies.
As Hurricane Douglas bore down on Hawaii and Hurricane Hanna threatened the eastern United States, FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor came clean about climate change. He admitted to Congress for the first time, that, yes, climate change does make storms worse.
NOAA SATELLITES PROVIDE CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR FORECASTING AND TRACKING TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES
David Simonelli, Chief Operating Officer commented, “Great Lakes is pleased to add these major coastal protection and maintenance dredging awards to our backlog. These projects are aligned with our strategy to provide dredging services to support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently circulated a draft proposal to renew its existing Nationwide Permits (NWPs) as well as create two new NWPs that would authorize seaweed and finfish aquaculture in coastal waters.1