With the COVID-19 pandemic came what media has deemed the “port congestion pandemic”.
Data provided by a new online tool allows people to see the wildfire risk facing American communities and even specific properties for the first time. The system, from a nonprofit called the First Street Foundation, is part of a growing movement to quantify the risks created by natural disasters.
Killer combo of offshore wind and green hydrogen indicates that rapid decarbonization is achievable, if policy makers do the right thing.
The Senate on Wednesday approved Adm. Linda Fagan to take over as the next Commandant of the Coast Guard, officially making her the first uniformed woman to lead a military branch.
President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a major investment in the conservation and stewardship of America’s public lands that will lead to better outdoor spaces and habitats for people and wildlife for generations to come.
When we think about climate change, terms like carbon emissions and fossil fuels often come to mind. But it’s important to remember — and prepare for — the physical impacts of the global climate changing as a result of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2020, Florida became just the third state—and the first in decades—to take over management of a key federal Clean Water Act program. Now, state rather than federal officials decide whether companies can dredge and fill wetlands and waterways for projects ranging from mining to housing developments to roads and bridges.
A bipartisan bill is poised to fund massive climate adaptation projects — it just doesn’t call them that.
Wetlands are found all over the world and include ecosystems such as swamps, marshes, lakes, lagoons, mangroves, coral reefs, and peatlands. To some up just a few of their benefits: they purify and store water, they reduce the impact of floods and coastal erosion, and they provide habitats for wildlife and plants. They are particularly important in Mediterranean coastal areas: they occupy approximately 2% of the total surface of the Mediterranean while hosting more than 30% of the basin’s vertebrate species.
The United States is committed to Indigenous-led conservation. Tribal and Indigenous communities have been the original stewards of land, waters, and wildlife since time immemorial. Many of the major milestones in protecting ocean areas under the jurisdiction of the United States resulted from the leadership of Tribes and Indigenous communities.
When Melissa Burt, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, made a video about the climate crisis, it included images of her daughter, Mia.
There are a million ways to die in New York City but drowning in a rainstorm is not something many New Yorkers have ever worried about.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is again doubling the monies to be awarded in 2022 for port infrastructure investments through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program.
Former Navy officer and climate specialist to replace Acting Administrator Lucinda Lessley
April 2022 saw levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere tip over 420 parts per million (ppm) — that’s the highest level ever recorded in human history.
Where there’s muck there’s brass”, goes an old saying from northern England. Brass is slang for money, and those with a lot of it are today eyeing up with great interest a particular type of muck. Muddy, smelly, shoe-sucking sediment full of what’s known as blue carbon.
The Metals Company announced along with Allseas the successful results of a deep-water test of its polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean. The vehicle was tested at a depth of almost 2,500 meters.
Global supplies of one of the main ingredients of fertilizer are running low, but researchers believe that restoring wildlife populations could help address the shortage.
The high seas are not a total free-for-all, but risks to these areas are serious. There is no management of new activities, nor is there coordinated governance of existing high-seas industries, writes Thomas McInerney.
Developers, sponsors, investors and lenders that navigate the numerous challenges presented by these capital intensive projects will be well positioned to advance this nascent, but exciting, market in the US.
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The Atlantic hurricane season is just a few weeks away with the official start arriving on June 1st. Forecasters are already predicting a active season.There is even a good chance for a preseason storm to develop for the third year in a row.
From giant land-based salmon tanks to submersible shellfish platforms, experiments in aquaculture are dotting Maine’s coasts
Last month, you might have missed the fact that the United States’ Supreme Court reinstated a June 2020 environmental (de)regulation flouting the 50-year-old Clean Water Act, a mere five months after remanding it. It was a blow to all who value safe water (shouldn’t that be everyone?).
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it was taking its first steps to disburse the more than $2.3 billion for carbon capture technology included in Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.