NORWICH, United Kingdom — Concerning new research from the University of East Anglia reports that the continual warming of Earth’s climate may result in the proliferation of potentially fatal infections caused by bacteria found all along the East Coast of the United States.
Climate change is leading to an increase in potentially fatal bacterial infections is the U.S. East Coast. The Vibrio vulnificus bacteria thrive in warm coastal waters and can infect cuts or insect bites. A new study reveals that infections have risen from 10 to 80 per year over three decades, with cases now spreading as far north as Philadelphia. The bacteria, often referred to as “flesh-eating,” can cause severe damage, sometimes resulting in limb amputations for survivors.
Both REITs admit climate risk is a material risk factor in their 10Ks. Coastal Risk, a consulting firm, and I tried estimating such risk using publicly available data. We made some progress but could not go too far. We need rules on quantitative climate risk disclosures that would help investors bound such risks, contrary to claims that our current voluntary disclosure regime is adequate.
A survey of more than 1,400 residents of flood-prone urban areas found that almost half would consider moving if flooding becomes more severe.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. (GLDD) has recently been awarded several major dredging contracts totaling $138.8 million.
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Through the National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) (www.fishhabitat.org), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and partners are providing more than $39.2 million to support 95 fish habitat conservation projects in 24 states.
The federal Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG-OCM) has released the fourth annual report on progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes waters.
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Pasadena-based consulting and engineering firm Tetra Tech Inc. announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s water office awarded it a five-year, $105 million contract to restore and protect watersheds and water bodies throughout the United States.
Rising seas, fires, and outdated government policies threaten a repeat of the subprime mortgage meltdown
For decades, this land along the Rivanna River was home to traveling carnivals and circuses with thousands of people coming to see elephants, tigers, clowns and high-wire acts. On occasion these 21 acres were known to flood, and in 1959 dozens of carnival workers lost their homes when their trailers were swept away.
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The guide emphasizes using assessments "to enhance the resilience of a function rather than any one infrastructure system or asset."
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The Coast Guard has requested slightly less funding for fiscal 2024 than it was awarded this year, saying the proposed budget would adequately support the service "while building the Coast Guard of the future."
HLP believes project developers will struggle to meet demand based on current logistics practices and equipment provision.
Assessments provide important data about the effects of chemical pollution on marine mammals.
Vriko Yu launched a startup on the back of her Ph.D. studies in biological sciences. Now she’s the CEO of Archireef, a climate tech venture that’s working to restore fragile marine ecosystems by using 3D printing technology and some good old-fashioned terracotta.
Sea level rises this century may disproportionately affect certain Asian megacities as well as western tropical Pacific islands and the western Indian Ocean, according to new research that looks at the effects of natural sea level fluctuations on the projected rise due to climate change.
A framework agreement to protect open oceans is the first step toward enacting protections for ecosystems that take CO2 from the air and store it for millennia in sediments.
Among the budding cornucopia of new technologies and energy sources under development in the course of this energy transition, hydrogen and its viability is among the most controversial.
The Biden-Harris administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The budget reflects the Administration’s commitment to ongoing efforts vital to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) mission, which include advancing renewable energy, creating good-paying jobs with a free and fair chance to join a union, bolstering energy security, supporting economic prosperity, and ensuring the reliability and affordability of domestic clean energy.
WASHINGTON -- The Biden-Harris Administration today released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The Budget details a blueprint to grow the economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs for families, protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security, and reduce the deficit by ensuring the wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share—all while ensuring no one making less than $400,000 per year pays more in taxes.
The Takeaway: Five communities gained the assessments they need to guide resilience action, thanks to NOAA funds and community partners.
In an effort to fund locally led landscape-scale conservation and restoration projects, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grant funding opportunities available through the 2023 America the Beautiful Challenge.
The 7% budget increase USGS received for fiscal year 2023 will leave many activities proposed by the Biden administration without funding, including in climate change research and resilience. However, supplemental funding has allowed the agency to accelerate certain priority mapping initiatives.
The definition of the phrase "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS), encompassing the jurisdictional reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act) and the related Oil Pollution Act of 1990, has been a source of contention between administrations and federal courts since the Act's passage in 1972.
Driven primarily by fossil-fuel use and associated carbon emissions, climate change poses an existential threat to planetary life by transforming physical and social environments through rising sea levels, drought, heat waves, more intense hurricanes and flooding, and disruptions to energy and food production.