The National Ocean Service (NOS) plays a critical role in our coastal communities, providing a diverse suite of products and programs that bolster, protect, and restore our resources and economy.
Grants are intended to strengthen supply chains and bringing down costs
Pacifica, California, just south of San Francisco, is the kind of beachfront community that longtime residents compare to Heaven. One of its streets is called Paradise Drive; local fishermen brag that Pacifica Pier is among the state’s best places to catch salmon, striped bass, and crab.
The medium-endurance Heritage class cutters which will form a core component of the service’s surface capabilities for decades to come.
The oil and gas industry and other minerals producers have complained for many years about the complexity and slow pace of obtaining permits for projects to develop their underground assets. Now, the offshore wind industry is joining the fray.
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said today that he and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have launched an investigation into how insurance companies are navigating mounting risks from climate change, including where companies will next pull coverage or raise premiums.
FEMA announces nearly $2 billion available for state and local governments in Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs. This funding will allow states and localities to undertake pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce loss of life and property.
The nation’s property insurance industry is coming under unprecedented scrutiny with the launch of three inquiries into how climate change is causing premiums to soar and pushing insurers to withdraw from at-risk regions.
Even insurance companies are cutting and running — should you, too?
Rising interest rates, inflation and supply-chain hurdles are painful realities for the industry looking to help replace Earth-warming fossil fuels
A FEMA advisory council says a program that allows developers to elevate homes on fill dirt is environmentally harmful and can increase flood risks for nearby homes
(Bloomberg) -- Conservatives who have spent decades asking the Supreme Court to rein in the US government’s regulation of businesses are now betting on a case involving fishermen challenging a $710 fee they’ve never had to pay.
Asia-West Coast spot container rates outperforming Asia-East Coast rates
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The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
Millions more people in the U.S. may be required to buy flood insurance based on the recommendation of an expert panel at a time when climate-driven floods are becoming increasingly common
Awards will support 36 Tribes across 17 states, bolstering fish and wildlife conservation.
Funding for 11 Projects Across 8 States to Develop Marine Carbon Capture Technologies, Accelerating Novel Climate Solutions while Supporting President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to Achieve a Net-Zero Economy by 2050
The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to reconsider the Chevron doctrine, which instructs courts to defer to a federal agency’s reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous statute that US Congress delegated to the agency to administer. Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce, Case No. 22-1219 (Supr. Ct., Oct. 13, 2023) (certiorari granted).
Several agencies will get a part of $155 million from the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council. The money is aimed at helping agencies improve how they review and decide on applications for infrastructure construction. For details, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with the council’s Executive Director Eric Beightel.
DBRS Morningstar published a commentary examining the effect of large weather systems on U.S. coastal regions and the risk of certain properties becoming uninsurable. Some of the key highlights of the commentary include:
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded an Oregon State University (OSU) researcher USD 1.4 million (EUR 1.3 million) over three years to predict how fish stocks could shift due to climate change, specifically focusing on movements that have the potential to cause geopolitical tension.
Small businesses must submit applications by December 20, 2023
Every energy company, it seems, wants to get into the act to advance carbon capture for their natural gas and oil operations, as well as their petrochemical facilities. Dozens of U.S. projects are on the design table, but many remain in limbo, as investors await clarity about permitting, financing and tax breaks.
With warmer oceans serving as fuel, Atlantic hurricanes are now more than twice as likely as before to rapidly intensify from wimpy minor hurricanes to powerful and catastrophic, a study said Thursday.
Ocean tides may be rising, but a new tide forecast model created by a team of University of Miami scientists holds the promise of helping coastal communities to prepare.