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USA - Biden races the clock on offshore wind

OFFSHORE WIND: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has so far only approved two of the 16 offshore wind farms President Biden wants implemented during his first term — a goal that has become more urgent since Republicans took over the House. (E&E News)

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Advocacy

WA - Tribal Nations Launch Collaboration to Address Climate Crisis

New program aims to support Tribal leadership on carbon pollution cleanup

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Waterways

USA - How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

As cities around the world look to rid their waterways of remaining pollution, researchers are installing artificial islands brimming with grasses and sedges. The islands’ surfaces attract wildlife, while the underwater plant roots absorb contaminants and support aquatic life.

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Energy

USA - American Offshore Energy Launches Novel Floating Wind Turbine Design

American Offshore Energy (AOE) has this week announced novel patents in the floating wind turbine industry including a vertical axis wind turbine which, the company says, can be deployed quickly, and even submerged in the wake of a hurricane.

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Federal

USA - Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

The Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2022 would require NOAA to collaborate with state, local, and tribal government entities on ocean acidification vulnerability assessments, research planning, and information sharing

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Advocacy

USA - Going Coastal: On Some Recent Books About the Ecology and History of Beaches

AMERICANS MAKE APPROXIMATELY 400 million visits to the beach each year, according to the United States Lifesaving Association. This summer, they arrived in droves up and down the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific, the Gulf shores and Great Lakes, along bays, rivers, and offshore islands.

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Property

USA - 90 Percent of US Counties Have Experienced a Climate Disaster in Past Decade

9 in 10 US counties have experienced a climate disaster in the last decade, report finds

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Advocacy

USA - I was a lead author on the climate report that won Al Gore the Nobel Prize. Here’s what we know now that we didn’t know then

What if we have been looking at climate change totally wrong? What if our greatest existential fear could instead offer hope for a brighter future?

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Aquaculture

World - Global aquaculture deemed to be “in decline”

Aquaculture’s growth rate peaked in 1996, and now it’s in decline, according to a newly published paper by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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Federal

USA - One Year into Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Administration Celebrates Major Progress in Building a Better America

One year ago, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. While “infrastructure week” was a punchline under his predecessor, President Biden is delivering an “infrastructure decade.”

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Energy

USA - Draft North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy Announced

As the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has ramped up offshore wind development to meet the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of generating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030, the question of how the expansion of offshore wind energy could affect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (NARW) has come under close review. T

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Engineering

USA - USACE discovering new ways to put dredged sediment to use

Dredging is a central part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) largest mission – to maintain clear, safe and navigable waterways.

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Fisheries

USA - Commentary: Our nation's fisheries face a common enemy: climate change

The continued vilification of fishermen, government agencies, coastal communities as well as seafood producers and distributors misses the point.

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Federal

USA - U.S. Government Decides Against Adding Great Hammerhead Shark To Endangered Species List

It was a report many were looking forward to - whether or not the United States National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) would decide for or against adding the great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) to the Endangered Species List (ESA).

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Waterways

USA - Making room for the river: Communities look at nature-based solutions

The western border of Atchison County, Mo., follows the twisting path of the Missouri River. Acres of corn and soy fields once lined its shores, but after a nearby levee suffered seven breaches in the Flood of 2019, the cropland was ruined.

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Science

USA - 11th U.S. Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium Highlights NCCOS Science

The 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae highlighted advances in research and development of scientifically sound solutions to aid communities across the country in responding to the increasing impacts from harmful algal blooms in our freshwater and marine systems.

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Property

USA - How Much Does Flood Insurance Cost? Everything You Need to Know

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. And they can be devastating: Just an inch or two of water damage can cause more than $25,000 in repairs and lost property. Flood insurance is unique because most policies are sold and backed by the federal government. (Homeowners insurance generally doesn’t cover flood damage.)

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Engineering

USA - The Long Game - Landscape Architectures and USACE EWN Program Explore New Project Opportunities

Landscape architects are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and building new networks through the Engineering With Nature program. The implications could be transformative for both.

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Engineering

USA - Navy, NASA, NOAA strengthen present, future OCEANS 22 coastal resilience impact

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nearly 1,600 attendees, professionals, and students from more than 30 countries were treated to cutting-edge science, technology and innovation at the OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads Conference and Exposition, Oct. 17 - 20.

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Science

USA - Measuring the Ins and Outflows of Estuaries

Scientists modeled monitoring schemes in three different estuaries to determine instrument layouts that could effectively and efficiently measure exchanges of salt water and fresh water.

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Property

USA - Climate change threatens to destroy 'the things Americans value most,' U.S. government warns

The U.S. must ramp up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades as climate change worsens disasters and threatens water supplies and public health across the country, according to a major draft report released by the federal government on Monday.“

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Engineering

USA - Taking action since Hurricane Sandy: Preparing a climate-ready workforce before the next storm hits

Last month marked a grim anniversary: 10 years since Hurricane Sandy hammered New York City, killing 44 people, displacing thousands, and exacting a $19 billion toll.

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Advocacy

USA - Surfrider Foundation's State of the Beach Report Reveals Coastal States Most At Risk Are Least Prepared For Climate Impacts

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network.

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Property

USA - Low Mississippi River levels causing concern for waterfront communities

QUINCY (WGEM) - Falling water levels on the Mississippi River are a source of concern for waterfront communities including some here in the Tri-States.

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