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USA - Offshore Wind Can Change Habitats for the Better

Since the Block Island Wind Farm, four years ago, pioneered U.S. offshore wind development, the United States has positioned itself to become a world producer of electricity in this renewable-energy sector.

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Advocacy

USA - Watchdog Accuses Trump's NOAA of 'Choosing Extinction' for Critically Threatened Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence

"The North Atlantic right whale is the world's first large whale species nearing extinction. Its extinction is entirely preventable."

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Federal

USA - New bill to promote hydropower development in the US

A bill introduced by Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers could help speed up hydropower development in the US.

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Energy

USA - In Latest Blow to Fossil Fuel Industry, Appeals Court Sends Colorado Municipalities' Climate Case Back to State Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled late Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three Colorado municipalities against two powerful fossil fuel companies will proceed in state rather than federal court in what was a blow to the oil giants.

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USA - End of an era? Series of US setbacks bodes ill for big oil, gas pipeline projects

The oil industry says the pipelines are needed to expand oil and gas production and deliver it to fuel-hungry markets, but a rising chorus of critics argue they pose an unacceptable future risk to climate, air and water.

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Fisheries

USA - Atlantic and Gulf Coast Oyster Reefs Are at Historic Lows but Can Recover

A collection of Pew materials about this critical habitat and strategies for its protection and restoration

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Science

USA - Plastics epidemic: Let's not waste the opportunity to tackle waste

With coronavirus cases rising in many places around the United States and health officials predicting a second wave to come, there’s no doubt that personal protective equipment (PPE) items like gloves and masks are here to stay.

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Federal

USA - House Climate Plan Calls for Community-Focused Adaptation

Climate change is real, and people across the nation—particularly people of color—are already feeling its effects.

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Fisheries

USA - How To Reform and Strengthen Fishery Habitat Protection

It has been a tumultuous year for the fishing industry and the coastal communities that rely on it.

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Advocacy

USA - Conservation Group Sues Over Changes to Coastal Dredge Rules

MANHATTAN (CN) — Amid an Atlantic hurricane season expected to be more active than normal, an environmental group claims the Trump administration illegally loosened longstanding rules protecting coastal barriers to allow beachfront developments to take sand from vulnerable areas.

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Property

USA - States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

A handful of states are preparing to spend millions of dollars to address flooding, as extreme rain and sea level rise threaten communities along rivers and coastlines.

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Energy

USA - Offshore Wind Power: Present Challenges and Future Realities

Sustainability and resilience are major market drivers reshaping how the power industry views the economics of renewable energy in North America.

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Engineering

USA - US offshore wind sector moving ahead

Offshore wind is whirring ahead in US waters, albeit on a slower trajectory than its most ardent supporters had hoped.

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Energy

USA - Reps: Fed center could power offshore wind efforts

BOSTON - A federal-level effort that brings together technology and policy minds to coordinate regional supply chains, foster a skilled workforce and plan for reliable transmission would help offshore wind energy become an even more attractive source of power, three members of the state’s Congressional delegation said.

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Science

Atlantic - Tropical Storm Edouard could form in the Atlantic this week

(CNN) — After a two-week lull in the Atlantic hurricane season caused by Sarahan dust, the tropics are heating back up again.

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Property

USA - Is your property a flood risk? New tool shows millions are, including entire Florida towns

A new app designed to rank the flood risk for every property in the U.S. has some distressing findings for Florida.

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Federal

USA - Bill calls for grant funding for projects to bolster US coastal, fishing communities

U.S. Representatives Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Florida) and Don Young (R-Alaska) filed a bill in Congress on Friday, 26 June, that calls for USD 3 billion (EUR 2.67 billion) in grants funding designed to restore the country’s coastal ecosystems, including fisheries.

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Recreation

USA - Ever Wondered What It’s Like Checking the Surf From Space?

An interview with surfer and astronaut Christina Koch about her 328-day spaceflight.

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Tourism

USA - Beach Closures around the American Shoreline

Everything you need to know about beach closures this Fourth of July weekend.

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Federal

USA - Federal Agencies Propose Clarifications to Flood Insurance Rules

Five federal agencies are collaborating to clarify rules related to flood insurance requirements.

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Property

USA - Millions of Homeowners Who Need Flood Insurance Don’t Know It — Thanks to FEMA

It is FEMA’s job to warn homeowners about major flood risks, but its approach is notoriously limited. In Cook County alone, researchers found about six times as many properties in danger as FEMA estimated. Look up your address with a new tool.

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Tourism

USA - Which Beaches Are Open for July 4 Weekend? What to Know Before You Go

With confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. surpassing 2.5 million, several beaches are closed for the July 4 weekend in a bid to reduce the risk of spreading infection, while some are expected to be open amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Recreation

USA - Pro surfers hit artificial waves in the heat of the climate crisis

As the patterns in the Pacific Ocean begin to change, athletes are turning to surf parks to catch their big breaks.

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Science

NJ - Is Sea Level Rising?

COURT HOUSE - Sea level rise is a reality and one that will not change anytime soon. Cape May County, with its close proximity to seawater and reliance on the ocean for much of its economy, will feel the effects of climate change and the ensuing seawater rise more heavily than most of the nation.

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Federal

USA - Latest edition of federal duck stamp available for purchase

The 2020-21 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp – commonly known as the duck stamp – went on sale Friday, giving hunters, philatelists and anyone who cares about migratory birds and other wildlife an easy way to help conserve critical habitat.

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Federal

USA - Transportation Bill Enabling Investments in Nature Clears House Panel

On June 18th the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved new transportation infrastructure legislation. The Invest in America Act, H.R. 2, calls for new infrastructure with greater resilience to the impacts of climate change as well as investments to conserve America’s lands, waters and wildlife.

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USA - Most Americans believe the government should do more to combat climate change, poll finds

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the federal government should act more aggressively to combat climate change, and almost as many say the problem is already affecting their community in some way, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The issue remains a bigger priority for Democrats than Republicans, the Pew Research Center survey finds, but more communities are experiencing the effects of climate change

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USA - New Data Reveals Hidden Flood Risk Across America

Nearly twice as many properties may be susceptible to flood damage than previously thought, according to a new effort to map the danger by First Street Foundation.

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AUS - We need to adapt fast to erosion and rising sea levels to manage coastal risks

The impact of rising sea levels and coastal erosion will see shorelines retreat steadily and provide major challenges for planning authorities, according to a research that involved the University of Western Australia, and was contracted to GHD consultancy firm.

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Federal

NOAA, BOEM Develop New Tool to Reduce Dredging Impacts to Essential Fish Habitat

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and Quantum Spatial, Inc. recently completed a 2-year study, funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The team developed a cutting-edge decision-support tool, ShoalMATE, to guide wise use and dredging of offshore sand shoals.

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Federal

Gulf - Coastal lawmakers lick their wounds, prepare for next fight

The prevailing narrative behind the Senate's passage of the "Great American Outdoors Act" last week was a feel-good tale of bipartisan unity in the interest of advancing the most expansive conservation legislation in decades. But debate on the sweeping public lands bill was also marked by a strong undercurrent of anger and resentment from some lawmakers in both parties who felt their urgent calls for coastal restoration resources were being ignored.

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Advocacy

USA - Change Coming to the Whole World of Real Estate & Leisure Time Facilities

Dan Martin, Host of the NextGen Waterfronts podcast on ASPN, lays out the potential consequences of our fast changing world in the age of COVID-19. This wide-ranging prognostication extends beyond coastal issues to address a broader context faced by all Americans. Well worth the read

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Science

USA - NOAA Ramps up Use of Drones to Collect Seafloor and Weather Data

Three shiny, orange-red autonomous surface vessels set out on the water from Alameda, California, in May bound for the Bering Sea where they will survey the nation’s largest fish stock and monitor changing weather and ocean conditions in the Arctic.

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Fisheries

USA - Fishermen Hope for Change as the Seafood Industry Faces a Crisis

The pandemic and climate change are creating extreme hardship among small-scale fishermen. A new order boosting offshore aquaculture and relaxing fishery regulations is adding to existing U.S. wild fisheries’ woes.

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Property

VA - Bringing Coastal Resilience Innovation to Hampton Roads

On April 13, in the middle of a pandemic, a storm with wind gusts up to 75 mph ravaged the Hampton Roads coastal region of Virginia. From downed trees to lost power, damage abounded. As sea levels rise, storm surges are slated to get worse.

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Advocacy

UK - Surfers Against Sewage #ReturnToOffender campaign exposes top 12 plastic polluters

UK marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has released the results of its #ReturnToOffender digital clean-up campaign, revealing the UK’s top 12 plastic polluters.

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Waterways

World - Only certainty in ocean trade is uncertainty

Are fewer blanked sailings and rising rates signs of a recovery?

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Engineering

World - What’s deep-sea mining? Risks and challenges of the new industrial frontier

This is a turning point for a gargantuan industry, but the environmental damage could be catastrophic.

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Science

USA - Game-Changing New Smart Sponge Soaks Up Oil Spills, Saving Water And Wildlife

A team from Northwestern University has developed a highly porous smart sponge that can selectively soak up oil spills in water.

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Energy

USA - FERC Notice of Technical Conference Related to Offshore Wind Integration in RTOs/ISOs;

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) staff will convene a technical conference to discuss whether existing Commission transmission, interconnection, and merchant transmission facility frameworks in RTOs/ISOs can accommodate anticipated growth in offshore wind generation

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Property

USA - Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

Climate change is starting to transform the classic home loan, a fixture of the American experience and financial system that dates back generations.

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Advocacy

USA - Local, State, and Federal Experts Highlight Need for Increased Investment in Flood Mitigation

Webinar panelists cite successes and challenges in protecting communities from increasing disaster risks

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Science

MA - Scientists taking new measure of sand

We here at FishOn fear many things. We are on record of being afraid of robots, flying monkeys, ticks, bees and fear itself. We also have what many others have told us is a ridiculous phobia about eggs. But that's a column for another day.

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Tourism

Convention Plateau: The Hotel Recovery Can Only Go So Far Without Group Bookings

U.S. hotels are beginning to reopen following coronavirus-related shutdowns, but until a vaccine or accepted treatment is widely available, the recovery is almost certain to hit a roadblock.

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Science

NOAA - Robot Divers Could Use Artificial Intelligence To Save Coral Reefs

While scientists have succeeded at restoring some coral reefs, humans alone can’t save all the reefs that are dying across the globe, a NOAA reef restoration manager said this month.

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Property

USA - Six-in-Ten Homes in High-Risk Flood Zones Lack Flood Insurance

As the Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, a new report analyzing 100 of the largest U.S. cities shows where homeowners face the greatest financial risk and exposure to flooding.

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Federal

USA - Bill backed by King, Collins and considered vital to recreation economy passes U.S. Senate

The Great American Outdoors Act, a bill cosponsored by Maine's U.S. senators and considered by advocates among the most important conservation laws in decades, was passed by the Senate Wednesday.

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USA - CDC's COVID-19 Considerations for Public Beaches

As some communities in the United States consider opening or begin to open public beaches, CDC offers the following considerations for steps beach managers can take to help protect their staff and beach visitors, both in the water and on land, and slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Advocacy

MA - SeaAhead and New England Aquarium announce launch of BlueSwell Incubator Program

Applications now open for innovators looking to bring ocean sustainability solutions out of the lab

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Tourism

The end of tourism?

The pandemic has devastated global tourism, and many will say ‘good riddance’ to overcrowded cities and rubbish-strewn natural wonders. Is there any way to reinvent an industry that does so much damage?

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Federal

USA - Public lands bill nears Senate finish line

Bill with bipartisan backing would fund maintenance at national parks

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Federal

CA - National Fisheries Institute President: Lischewski's sentencing closes a 'dark chapter'

But group praises former Bumble Bee exec's innovation and commitment to tuna sustainability.

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USA - NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter Base In Central Florida Hit With COVID-19

The Aircraft Operations Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane hunter base in Lakeland was closed for additional cleaning earlier this month after five employees tested positive for COVID-10.

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Engineering

Video: How They Removed 1,400 Cars and A Sunk Ship From the Bottom of the Sea

Baltic Ace was a car carrier, a roll-on/roll-off ship designed to transport vehicles in a large, fully enclosed garage-like superstructure running the entire length and width of the vessel. She had eight cargo decks with a minimum free height of 2 metres (6.6 ft).

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Science

World - It’s Raining Plastic and Billions More 'Are Projected to Accumulate'

Why plastic is ubiquitous, not only on beaches after storms, and other climate stories you may have missed but we think you should still know about

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Science

FL - Kids invent device to prevent flash floods

FL - Sixth-grade kids design a device to warn city workers when and where storm drains are clogged to reduce dangers of flooding.

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USA - The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List.

After three years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies the president promised to undo.

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USA - A War Against Climate Science, Waged by Washington’s Rank and File

Efforts to block research on climate change don’t just come from the Trump political appointees on top. Lower managers in government are taking their cues, and running with them.

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Waterways

USA - MARAD awards $9.5 million in America’s Marine Highway grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded $9.5 million in America’s Marine Highway Program grants to eight projects.

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Aquaculture

USA - With executive order in hand, will USA get in the aquaculture game?

Industry proponents, seeking a clearer pathway through the permitting process, get a glimmer of hope

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Tourism

World - Tourism, water, and gender

Women face greater health and safety risks when water and sanitation systems are compromised, but this has never been explored in relation to tourism.

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Property

USA - U.S. CITIES ARE AT RISK FOR COASTAL FLOODING

There are five US cities that are at risk of flooding due to rising sea levels. They are Miami, Tampa, Boston, New York City, and New Orleans.

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Advocacy

USA - Birthday Greetings from Lesley Ewing, host of ASPN's Shorewords Podcast: It's Time to Act

Lesley Ewing's Shorewords Podcast covers coastal books, literature, and adventure. Like many of us, she has been thinking about the events of the day. Get behind the mic and meet Lesley as she shares how she sees current events and how she plans to respond.

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Tourism

USA - Airbnb Encourages Travelers to Seek Out What’s in Their Own Backyard

Home-sharing brand partners with local tourism bureaus and the National Park Foundation

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USA - Why the stage should be set for US aquaculture growth

A convergence in a number of factors – including technological advances and a change in the attitudes of the environmental community – have helped to set the stage for aquaculture growth in the US.

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World - Familiar Culprit May Have Caused Mysterious Mass Extinction

A planet heated by giant volcanic eruptions drove the earliest known wipeout of life on Earth.

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Federal

USA - Sen. Bill Cassidy urges amending 'Great American Outdoors Act' to provide equity to coastal states

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and chairman of the Senate Energy Subcommittee, addressed the Senate today to urge his colleagues to amend the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) to provide more funds available to Gulf and coastal states to address environmental issues such as land loss and coastal resiliency.

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Science

FL - Tracking marine animals — dead and alive — is crucial to conservation

Restoring the ocean’s biodiversity relies on tracking live animals — and, yes, also dead ones.

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Fisheries

World - The Rising Tide Of Seafood: Opportunities And Prospects

In the past few decades, particularly since the start of the 21st century, global seafood consumption has seen a steady uptick, fueled by an international boom in hatcheries and improved techniques in fish farming and aquaculture. An improvement in preservation and processing methods has also allowed for longer storage of raw fish and shellfish, boosting international trade of the same. Mounting recognition of the health benefits of seafood as compared to other forms of meat has led to a notable spike in seafood consumption in many countries, and the United States is following the same pattern, albeit a little slowly. These are some of the reasons our trade financing company keeps a close eye on the industry.

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Waterways

Int'l - ShippingLab project to accelerate hydrogen-fuelled shipping industry

Hvide Sande Shipyard, Ballard Power Systems and Odense Maritime Technology have joined forces to form a new shipping project that will investigate how hydrogen fuel cells can be applied on board ships.

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Engineering

Israel - Tel Aviv’s ECOncrete raises $5 million for ‘bio-enhancing’ concrete used in marine construction

Israeli engineering startup ECOncrete has raised a $5 million Series A to continue developing its environmentally-friendly concrete, designed for marine construction and artificial structures that promote the growth of sea life. The round was led by Bridges Israel, with participation from Goldacre.

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Advocacy

World - Seagrass meadows can help communities hit hard by pandemic

Seagrass meadows can be a powerful nature-based climate solution and help sustain communities hard-hit by stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but these important ecosystems continue to decline

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USA - Local Expert Weighs In On ‘Better Way’ with Agricultural wetlands

Guest Column on nutrient loss, nutrient trading and constructed agriculture wetlands

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Energy

US/Europe - Renewable energy is taking off — but not in bank boardrooms

When it comes to investing in a sustainable future, do we really have to pick between fossil fuels and renewable energy? Well, yes. But many of the world’s top banking executives and directors haven’t gotten the memo.

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Science

USA - Marine Energy Devices Likely Pose Minimal Impacts to Marine Life, Report Shows

Marine scientists from around the world spent the last four years reviewing numerous studies and other data on the possible environmental effects of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices and found that the potential impact to marine life is likely small or undetectable. However, scientists say there is still uncertainty around some issues, as there have been relatively few sizable deployments of MRE devices around the world where data can be collected.

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Property

USA - Borrowed time: Climate change threatens U.S. mortgage market

U.S. taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars in climate-related property losses as the government backs a growing number of mortgages on homes in the path of floods, fires and extreme weather.

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NYU - Coronavirus Is Improving Water Quality — For Now, At Least

Many researchers have monitored the decline in air pollution in response to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. However, the impact on rivers and seas is still unclear.

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Advocacy

World - Our resilient ocean can help revitalize our economy

Our ocean is vulnerable, just as we are in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. And like us, it is also resilient.

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Fisheries

USA - Lawmakers calling for more fishery relief funding and changes in allocation

U.S. lawmakers are continuing the call for more funding for the seafood industry, which has been battered by the COVID-19 crisis. However, the window for such funding may be closing.

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Waterways

USA - CDC Provides Updated Guidance Helping Cruise Ship Crew Reparations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide an important update on its guidance for the cruise lines designed to help with the repatriation efforts of crew members during the suspension of service. Coming more than ten weeks after cruise ships stopped sailing, it may be late but it is still expected to help the efforts to return idle crew to their homes.

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Federal

International - How a global ocean treaty could protect biodiversity in the high seas

Oceans cover 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface. But, because many of us spend most of our lives on land, the 362 million square kilometres of blue out there aren’t always top of mind.

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Federal

USA - America's Blue Economy Worth Nearly $373 Billion

America’s marine economy, including goods and services, contributed about $373 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2018 and grew faster than the nation’s economy as a whole, according to the marine economy statistics released today by two Department of Commerce agencies.1

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Science

Singapore - Mangroves at risk if carbon emissions not reduced by 2050, international scientists predict

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), and an international research team have predicted that by 2050, mangroves will not be able to survive rising sea-levels if global carbon emissions are not reduced.

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Science

NY - Parasitic worms in your shellfish lead a creepy but popular lifestyle

If you’re an oyster lover, seeing a shaggy worm slither across your appetizer is revolting – even though such worms are harmless to people. An internet search using the keywords “oyster” and “worm” will bring up a large cache of images, each one less palatable than the next.

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Science

Deep seabed mining could inflict considerable direct and indirect harm

You may have heard about minerals on the bottom of the ocean. The UK Government sponsors several exploration contracts for UK Seabed Resources (a subsidiary of the American aerospace and security company Lockheed-Martin) in the Pacific Ocean to look for them. These minerals come from the so-called ‘Area’, the deep seafloor beyond the limits of national jurisdiction and far out in the global ocean.

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Energy

Advancing Offshore Wind Community Acceptance Practices: New Report

A new analysis has gathered and distilled a set money-saving lessons that OSW can take from the experience of other clean economy sectors in dealing with local governments.

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Advocacy

USA - Pass the Great American Outdoors Act now

The pandemic has added urgency to the national dialogue on the role of parks and public spaces as essential civic infrastructure. As schools, businesses, churches and other institutions closed, park and trail use surged as one of the last public places to support our physical and mental health with ample leeway for social distancing. Not all cities are so fortunate to have spaces for people to safely meet-up, exercise, get fresh air, find access to nature, and feel normal again. Parks and trails are more important than ever. And there is new legislation in the wings to help.

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Recreation

Oh God, now what! Jet-Powered Electric Surfboards!

This Jet-Powered Electric Surfboard Lets You Surf Without Waves

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Science

Machine learning helps map global ocean communities

An MIT-developed technique could aid in tracking the ocean’s health and productivity.

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Science

WA - Most common ocean organisms host virus in DNA

The most common group of organisms in the ocean and perhaps on the entire planet thrives despite of, or perhaps because of, the ability to host viruses in their DNA, report researchers.

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DE - Team works to characterize ocean acidification throughout coastal North America

Scientists gather around a conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD) rosette, a machine used during the West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise, to collect samples that measure concentrations of oxygen, pH, and carbon, salinity, chlorophyll and nutrients. Credit: University of Delaware

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Aquaculture

Is a ‘baby food’ bottleneck looming for aquaculture?

Global aquaculture, particularly farmed shrimp, depends heavily on artemia as a hatchery feed. Supplies meet current needs, but expansion will require alternatives and innovation.

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Science

Two vital buffers against climate change are just offshore

New study underscores need to conserve and restore mangroves, coral reefs

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Science

Research shows rivers and oceans contaminated by tyre particles

A new study suggests tyre particles released from vehicles could be a significant and previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment.

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Science

Climate Change Is Already Impacting Sharks

In the face of accelerating climate change, future shark conservation strategies will need to consider how marine animals deal with the forecasted environmental changes our oceans will undergo. It has been shown that the ocean absorbs most of the excess heat from increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that the average global sea surface temperature has increased by approximately 32°F (0.13°C ) per decade over the past 100 years. This has led to rising ocean temperatures, which in turn impacts marine ecosystems and species, like sharks.

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Recreation

USA - A 2020 ranking of the top 10 beaches in America

As states reopen, its back to the beach for some. Stephen “Dr. Beach” Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been ranking the nation's beaches for 30 years. Here is his 2020 ranking.

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