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Science

Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas

Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis. The findings of the study are summarized in the article "Linking the progressive expansion of reducing conditions to a stepwise mass extinction event in the late Silurian oceans," published recently in the journal Geology.

International
Energy

AIDA Cruises lays keel for second LNG-powered cruise ship

Germany-based AIDA Cruises, a Carnival Corporation brand, has held a keel-laying ceremony for an LNG-powered cruise ship at the Neptun Werft shipyard in Rostock.

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Engineering

How do you hold back a ‘Wild&Scenic’ river?

Legal and tactful bank stabilization of federally protected rivers is doable, case studies show.

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Science

Tracing the journey of microplastics in the Arctic

By now it's well established that microplastics are a problem in the environment, even in the remotest parts of the planet. But where do different microplastics come from and how they get there, especially in the Arctic?

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Property

Here's how climate change policies could end up widening the wealth gap

Wealthier communities in the United States are more likely to receive federal assistance to buffer the effects of climate change, and more likely to reap the benefits of renewable energy, two new studies show.

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Science

Under the sea: Study reveals secret building blocks of northern algae

New research from U of T 's Mississauga and Scarborough campuses reveals fascinating secrets about the complex structure of a marine organism found around the globe. The data provides important new insights about a molecular mineralization process creates the unique structure of a marine plant.

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Science

2019 Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: NOAA Overview

The U.S. has sustained 254 weather and climate disasters since 1980 where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2019). The total cost of these 254 events exceeds $1.7 trillion.

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Property

"Managed retreat" from climate change isn't turning out the way we thought

New study raises as many questions as it answers, but researchers say that's the point.

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Federal

With Coastal Waters Rising, Researchers Provide First-Ever National Assessment of FEMA Buyouts

Vulnerable communities within wealthy areas were the most common buyouts across the U.S. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been offering voluntary buyout programs to homeowners in flood-prone neighborhoods since the 1980s.

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Science

Satellites Help Keep Communities Safe from Toxic Algal Blooms

Those eyes in the skies can serve as public health heroes by passing along important information that’s gathered from the vantage point of outer space.

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Energy

BOEM and NOAA Kick Off US West Coast Habitat Research

A team of researchers has begun investigating deep-sea habitats off the U.S. West Coast to help inform possible locations for offshore wind energy development.

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Federal

How Trump agencies' NEPA reviews lowball climate impacts

Trump administration officials tend to talk around climate change, but in official documents, they outline an unfolding crisis of extinctions, flooding and fire.

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Property

Orin Pilkey's Latest Book: Sea Level Rise: A Slow Tsunami on America's Shores

Book review: In “Sea Level Rise,” Orrin and Keith Pilkey poinder what will happen to the United States when oceans are 3 feet higher than they are now.

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Waterways

The future of shipping? Hydrogen-powered Energy Observer reaches London

The world’s first hydrogen-powered boat to tour the world, Energy Observer, has sailed into London. With no CO2 emissions, no fine particles and no noise that could disturb underwater fauna, the ship is the first of its kind and potentially a model for the future

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Energy

Worldwide offshore rig count in September up 43 rigs year-over-year

The worldwide offshore rig count in September 2019 decreased by four units sequentially, but increased by 43 units year-over-year, according to reports by Baker Hughes, a GE company.

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Science

Successful ocean-monitoring satellite mission ends

The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1. NASA and its mission partners made the decision to end the mission after detecting deterioration in the spacecraft's power system.

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Engineering

The Many Threats to Our Coastlines: Five Questions for Gilbert M. Gaul

The author of “The Geography of Risk” argues that reckless development and the specter of more severe storms pose a grave threat to high-risk

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Science

Seagrass meadows harbor wildlife for centuries, highlighting need for conservation

Seagrass meadows put down deep roots, persisting in the same spot for hundreds and possibly thousands of years, a new study shows.

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Advocacy

Opinion: To protect seabirds, pass the Forage Fish Conservation Act

Recently, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report explaining the devastating impacts of climate change on the ocean and the wildlife that depend on it. With “high confidence,” the report states: “It is virtually certain that the global ocean has warmed unabated since 1970.” As the managing director for Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society, I can tell you this is bad news for birds.

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Federal

NOAA Awards $10.2M For Harmful Algal Bloom Research

Projects will help improve efforts to protect marine resources, public health and coastal economies

International
Advocacy

England: Divers Can Help Revive Kelp & Seagrass

Scuba divers are being asked to join others in backing the exclusion of trawlers from a devastated area of Sussex coast – so that its once-thriving kelp-forest can be restored.

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Science

More frequent and intense tropical storms mean less recovery time for the world’s coastlines

Tropical cyclones – storms that bring strong, rotating winds and rain, and which can intensify into hurricanes or typhoons – affect coastal regions around the world. Our research team, centered at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences, has analyzed a 120-year record of tropical cyclones affecting coastal North Carolina, and found that six of the seven wettest storms over this time period occurred in the past two decades.

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Science

New study measures how much of corals' nutrition comes from hunting

When it comes to feeding, corals have a few tricks up their sleeve. Most of their nutrients come from microscopic algae living inside of them, but if those algae aren't creating enough sustenance, corals can use their tentacles to grab and eat tiny prey swimming nearby.

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Science

The History of Ancient Hurricanes Is Written in Sand and Mud

Scientists are using evidence left behind by ancient hurricanes to show how storms behaved in the past and how climate change might affect them in the future.

International
Energy

Construction starts on Asia’s largest LNG bunkering vessel

Asia’s largest LNG bunkering vessel has reached its first milestone with the strike steel ceremony held at the Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard

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Fisheries

Local communities play outsized but overlooked role in global fisheries

Flying along the coast in Senegal, it's impossible not to notice thousands of dots below in the water. These are large, planked fishing canoes, the product of centuries of design and tradition, and a vital part of the local economy.

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Science

Urban beaches are environmental hotspots for antibiotic resistance after rainfall

New research provide clear links between storm-water discharge, which sometimes includes wet-weather sewer overflow (WWSO) events, and the presence of AbR in microorganisms living in urban beach habitats.

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Fisheries

Fish Micronutrients 'slipping through the hands' of malnourished people

Millions of people are suffering from malnutrition despite some of the most nutritious fish species in the world being caught near their homes, according to new research published in Nature

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Science

An Unlikely Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change: Seabed Carbon Storage

Climate scientists say seabed carbon storage could be a new ally to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a volume greater than all the carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere from the planet’s coal-burning power stations.

International
Fisheries

Climate change and ocean acidification imperil fisheries, sweeping IPCC report says

Human-driven climate change has made the oceans hotter and more acidic, depleting them of oxygen and kneecapping their ability to produce life – a trend that will only continue if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.

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Science

Acoustics: The Sound of Sand Reveals its Source -- It’s all about the ancient shellfish

Lift a shell from the sand to your ear and everyone knows you can hear the sea. But listen carefully enough and you can hear shells in the sand too. Sand, it turns out, has a signature sound of its own, and now scientists have found a way to tune in.

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Property

Builders Profit, Owners Worry amid Disaster-area Development

“As a society, we really like living near water. We love living in the wildland urban interface, in the mountains, and we love nature, and these are the places in particular where the disasters are more prevalent,” said Leslie Chapman-Henderson, president of the Florida-based Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH). “Should we be dredging up sand to build those places back up? Or should we just acknowledge that we shouldn’t put structures there?”

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Advocacy

Why are YOU going to ASBPA's National Coastal Conference? See what six others have to say...

Coastal Mnews Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network are going because we're covering the conference and bring to you, our readers and listeners, the highlights of America's premier coastal conference. Join us and we'll see you in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from October 22-25!

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Federal

EPA Wants to Hear from You on Toxic Algal Blooms Policy -- And Check out ASPN Podcasts on the topic

Harmful algal blooms are a major environmental problem in all 50 states. Red tides, blue-green algae, and cyanobacteria are examples of harmful algal blooms that can have severe impacts on human health, aquatic ecosystems, and the economy.

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Science

As Storms Threaten, Geospatial Intelligence Team Keeps Aircraft at the Ready

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Center has been challenging the ground rules for an insurance industry organization that dispatches pilots to take aerial photographs immediately after natural disasters.

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Federal

House OKs Stopgap Funding for Government, Flood Insurance Until Nov. 21; Senate Action Awaited

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last week passed a continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through Nov. 21 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month. The bipartisan vote of 301-123 saw three Democrats vote no while 76 Republicans supported it.

Caribbean
Tourism

Caribbean Islands Are The Biggest Plastic Polluters Per Capita In The World

In 2016, global plastic waste amounted to some 242 million metric tons. Of this, 137 million tonnes (or more than 57%) originated in East Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Central Asia and North America, much of which made its way into the ocean.

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Engineering

Why councils are supporting a new approach to flooding and infrastructure

In May this year, the Environment Agency launched its National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management strategy (National Strategy), warning that the country must prepare for the worst on climate change.

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Federal

New Regulations Reform Implementation of Endangered Species Act

Long-sought reforms to Endangered Species Act (ESA) implementation have arrived. On August 27, 2019, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) finalized regulations (the 2019 Regulations) intended to make ESA listing decisions, critical habitat designations, and agency consultations more transparent and efficient while still protecting listed species.

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Engineering

Best practices for successful coastal flooding adaptation

Global warming, rising sea levels and rapidly growing cities are placing immense pressure on coastal cities, towns and subsistence communities. The U.S. Population Reference Bureau estimates that almost 6 billion people will be living within 200 kilometres of a coastline by 2025 – close to double the number in 2003. Population growth – along with sea level rise compounded by storm surges and increased rainfall intensity due to climate change – are the key reasons for the increase in coastal flooding and the degradation of our coastal regions and ecosystems today.

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Federal

Taxpayers foot bill for risky coastal "McMansions," new book argues (With ASPN interview)

Book review: In “The Geography of Risk,” reporter Gilbert M. Gaul assesses the costs of beach overdevelopment -- and who pays for it Note: Listen to Gilbert Gaul on ASPN's Ship o Shore Podcast, hosted by Robert Frump; link at end of article.

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Waterways

Is Criminally Charging the “Conception” Dive Ship Crew Justice? Or Just Papering Over the Enablement of Death Traps?

“Snoozing crew raises specter of criminal charge in boat fire” was the headline of an AP story this week and if the feds do indeed charge the surviving crew of the dive ship Conception, it won’t be the first time in recent years that they have dusted off the archaic “seaman’s manslaughter” statute.

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Waterways

Dredging Titan Douglas B. Mackie Dies at 67

Douglas B. Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) from 1995 to 2011, passed away on September 11, 2019.

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Property

Canada's real estate sector needs to own up to climate risks

Real estate investors cautioned to consider climate risk before they buy -- It’s time for a real estate climate risk index

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Federal

Slow U.S. flood buyback programs, rising waters, threaten homeowners

U.S. needs better policy for flood zones, says NRDC report, or risks “cycle of flood-rebuild-repeat”

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Property

Climate change poses major risk to flood insurance program, experts warn

Environmental experts on Wednesday warned House lawmakers about risks to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) posed by climate change, saying the situation is likely to worsen in the coming years.

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Property

Climate Gentrification: Coming to a Community Near You

“It’s hard to predict if you’re safer over here than over there.”

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Energy

Wind power prices now lower than the cost of natural gas

In the US, it's cheaper to build and operate wind farms than buy fossil fuels.

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Energy

U.S. House votes to block offshore drilling expansion; White House threatens veto

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the nation’s coast, including Virginia, despite pushback from many Republicans.

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Science

Tree 'boneyards' measure lost land at wildlife refuges

The strange shapes rising out of the sand are hard to make sense of from a distance. Sun-bleached and jagged against the skyline, they resemble antlers of enormous deer, or perhaps the splintered bones of giants.

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Advocacy

Congress Must Vote to Protect America's Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling

House of Representatives to vote on two landmark bipartisan bills to ban drilling off Atlantic, Pacific coasts and Eastern Gulf

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Federal

Body Counts in Dive Boat and Duck Boat Tragedies Could Resolve Long Simmering Issues Between Coast Guard and NTSB Over Tougher Safety Standards for Small Passenger Vessels Used by Millions of People

The US Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board finally may be heading to a high level showdown over long-standing NTSB proposals for tougher regulations protecting passengers on small passenger vessels and duck boats – vessels used by millions of people per year.

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Science

Flying into hurricanes: From the Navy to NOAA

Sam Urato was 5 years old when his family loaded into a station wagon and fled Hilton Head Island ahead of Hurricane Hugo.

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Science

Vintage Film Reveals Thwaites Glacier Thaw is Faster than We Knew

Newly digitized vintage film doubles how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice in Antarctica.

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Science

Alabama: UAH hyperspectral drone flights test new tool for UGA marsh grass researchers

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Atmospheric Science Department and UAH’s Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) have teamed up to offer University of Georgia scientists a unique drone-gathered data set for their coastal disturbance studies.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

Editorial: Resolve to help sea turtles showing results

THE HATCHING OF dozens of tiny loggerhead sea turtles at the north end of Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront early in August was cause for celebration.

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Science

What If There Were No Sharks?

Sharks are magnificent predators that represent an impressive evolutionary success story. They've swum the oceans for more than 400 million years, diversifying over time to inhabit rivers and lakes as well. About 500 known species are alive today, and there are likely even more yet to be discovered.

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Property

The boy who cried hurricane? Annual storm scares can leave residents jaded

They binged on Netflix and junk food. They dusted off board games and wrestled crosswords. They read. They drank. When the power went out, one family grilled frozen pizzas.

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Federal

Hurricane Dorian highlights urgent need for improved forecasts

The catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Dorian are a grim reminder of the need to invest in research and technology to improve forecasts of hurricanes and other storms. Weather prediction has become significantly more reliable in recent years, but we still need far more precise forecasts of the track, intensity and timing of hurricanes to safeguard society.

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Property

Taxpayers foot bill for risky coastal “McMansions,” new book argues (With ASPN Interview of Author Gil Gaul)

Book review: In “The Geography of Risk,” reporter Gilbert M. Gaul assesses the costs of beach overdevelopment -- and who pays for it

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Engineering

Coastal infrastructure urgently needs a rethink, marine ecologists say

UNSW scientists have released a world-first framework for guiding the building and management of coastal infrastructure at a global scale. It is hoped that the framework—published today in journal BioScience—will influence decisions in ways that help coastal systems to resist or recover from the impacts of climate change and construction.

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Property

Another summer of flooding should be a wake-up call to redesign our communities

Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of devastation over the last few days, but an onslaught of destructive floods have hit communities all across the country this summer. From small towns in the Midwest and Southeast to large cities like Washington and New York, torrential rains have inundated homes, cut power, and disrupted lives. It’s no accident either. Climate change is fueling more floods, leading to mounting economic costs, and upending our ability to respond to growing risks.

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Property

Analysts See 2020 Reinsurance Price Hikes Due to Catastrophes

Big insurance losses from hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters over the past two years are set to push reinsurance renewal rates higher in January, ratings agencies said.

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Engineering

Early-bird deadline for National Coastal Conference is Sept. 28

Summer is drawing to a close, and while that thought tends to brings us down, the closing of the summer also means we are getting close to the annual National Coastal Conference! 

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Science

Researchers identify five factors for better coastal risk-management strategies

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Decision makers face choices about how to design risk management strategies to protect coastal populations from rising sea levels and storm surges. Finding a solid strategy is difficult and only complicated by a warming climate, but a team of Penn State researchers has identified five factors that can better characterize risk management options.

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Science

Chasing The Methane Dragon That Lurks In The Deep Sea

We went into the depths of the ocean with a scientist seeking to understand how frozen gas deposits might respond in a rapidly warming world.

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Federal

Gulfstream G550 earns Hurricane Hunter order from NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established a contract for a Gulfstream G550 to join its Hurricane Hunter fleet of aircraft. The aircraft will support NOAA’s weather forecasting and research programmes.

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Advocacy

‘Balloon pollution’: Releases are being banned across the country over debris

It was the deflated clump of balloons floating in Unicorn Lake that really did it.

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Science

Seaweed 'forests' can help fight climate change

Farming seaweed, then sinking the mature plants to the bottom of the ocean, could be an effective way to fight warming. So why don’t we do it?

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Waterways

Maritime History Notes: The father of integrated shipping

Charles Morgan in the mid-1800s used the power of steam for his ships and railroads, and then combined them by constructing a port infrastructure.

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Waterways

Marinas Struggle with Flood Insurance

FEMA’s rates are up, while private carriers are starting to return to the market

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Science

NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Moves Forward

After passing a key review hurdle, NASA's newest mission to study the health of Earth's ocean ecosystems and atmosphere is ready to move from design to reality.

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Advocacy

Your trash can get into the ocean, even if you live hundreds of miles away. But how?

You could be contributing to the 14 billion pounds of trash that Sea Stewards estimates makes it into the ocean every year — even if you don’t live anywhere near the beach, experts say.

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Waterways

IADC Presents Fourth Nomination for the Safety Award 2019

IADC today announced the fourth nomination running to receive the Safety Award 2019 award – Jan de Nul’s Full Mission Simulator safely prepares crews for risky conditions at sea.

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Science

The Frightening Spread of Toxic Algae

Climate change is accelerating the spread of lethal algal blooms in American waterways—with devastating results for humans and animals alike.

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Science

Conjuring catastrophes: Inside the world’s largest hurricane simulator

It’s a clear summer day in South Florida but a storm rages inside the SUSTAIN Laboratory at the University of Miami’s (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where the world’s biggest hurricane simulation tank is in full swing.

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Recreation

Surfing in the Age of the Omnipresent Camera

On a recent, sunny Friday morning, a group of journalists and photographers gathered on the roof deck of the Surfrider Malibu, a boutique hotel that looks out over the iconic surf break for which it’s named. We were there for a demo of a new feature from Surfline, an iPhone app best known for its surf forecasts. Called Sessions, the feature captures the waves surfers ride and downloads the videos to their phones. “The pro guys have their personal filmers documenting their every ride,” Dave Gilovich, Surfline’s chipper, sixty-seven-year-old brand director, said. “Well, Surfline Sessions is for the everyman.”

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Science

How scientists are using drones to study the health of endangered whales

Canadian research scientists are spending a month at sea collecting information on the health of the remaining North Atlantic right whales.

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Science

Raytheon-built space sensor will fly aboard NASA satellite to measure coastal and ocean ecosystems

Raytheon will build the Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer, or GLIMR, sensor, under a contract from the University of New Hampshire. GLIMR, NASA's selected Earth Venture Instrument-5 investigation, will be NASA's first hyperspectral imager in geostationary, or GEO, orbit. Hyperspectral imaging collects and processes information from across the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light, infrared and ultraviolet frequencies to create a highly detailed view of physical and biological conditions in coastal waters.

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Federal

HUD Announces $6.875 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Funds

This notice allocates $6.875 billion in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds to grantees recovering from qualifying 2015, 2016, and 2017 disasters. Funds allocated by this notice were made available by the Further Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2018 (Pub. L. 115-123, approved February 9, 2018) (the “Appropriations Act”).

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Federal

Fake Claims, Price Gouging, Bogus Contractors: How Fraudsters Steal Disaster Aid

As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid flowing into the stricken areas.

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Property

'100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps

Researchers have developed new maps that predict coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences in New England; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.

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Science

The case for retreat in the battle against climate change

A new paper led by a A.R. Siders of the University of Delaware states that communities should plan for retreat in some cases from areas that are flood- or fire- or hurricane-prone and adjust their building codes and services as needed.

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Energy

U.S. To “Drown The World” In Oil

The U.S. could “drown the world in oil” over the next decade, which, according to Global Witness, would “spell disaster” for the world’s attempts to address climate change.

Southeast
Advocacy

New surf contest coming to Sebastian Inlet to help preserve beaches

Protecting and preserving the world's oceans, waves and beaches has been the hallmark mission statement for the 82 international chapters of the Surfrider Foundation.

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Science

John Steinbeck's Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rule of Ecology

A legendary writer, a quirky biologist and their jolly adventure in the Sea of Cortez

Pacific Northwest
Federal

Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large benefits to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

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Tourism

Why Can’t I Take Public Transit to the Beach?

In the U.S., getting to the beach usually means driving. But some sandy shores can still be reached by train, subway, and bus.

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Property

Coastwide - Development Trends in U.S. Coastal Cities

Nestled at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, Massachusetts, has a year-round population of 2,500 that swells into the tens of thousands during the summer. Though primarily known as an artists’ resort nowadays, the coastal town—founded some 300 years ago—still retains a bit of its legendary fishing character, with $8 million to $10 million worth of shellfish (lobsters, scallops, and crab) coming across the commercial pier each season.

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Property

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared?

New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.

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Science

We're Really Doing a Number on the World's Oceans

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could double again in the next decade without adequate action, researchers say.

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Property

Arch Insurance to Buy Coastal Commercial Property MGU Ventus Risk Management

Arch Insurance North America has agreed to acquire Ventus Risk Management, a technology and analytics-driven managing general underwriter that specializes in providing coastal commercial property insurance solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises.

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