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Energy

TX - Talos Diving into Carbon Capture Opportunities in U.S. Offshore

Houston-based Talos Energy Inc. is diving into carbon capture and storage (CCS) opportunities along the Gulf Coast and offshore with UK expert Storegga Geotechnologies Ltd.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - THE STORMS WE REMEMBER

12 years apart, these two storms made a huge impact in the Keys

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - How Sharks Behave During Hurricanes Depends On Species

Scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are challenging the status quo on what we know about sharks and hurricanes.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Tracking the Tropics: How accurate are hurricane season forecasts?

The second week of the 2021 hurricane season is underway and the National Hurricane Center is already monitoring another area for possible tropical development.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Blue-green algae bloom in Manatee waters likely linked to Piney Point, scientists say

While toxic red tide algae continues to strengthen in the open waters of Tampa Bay, there’s another potentially harmful algal bloom that is catching the attention of residents closer to shore.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

LA - 55 Leading Scientists Express Overwhelming Support for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

Co-authored letter stresses urgent need for vital restoration project to sustain Louisiana’s coast

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Will Calhoun Port Authority issue $120M in bonds for Matagorda channel expansion?

The Calhoun Port Authority is pondering issuing $120 million in bonds to pay for a dock and wharf that are central to its plans to widen the Matagorda Ship Channel.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - School lesson gone wrong leads to new, bigger megalodon size estimate

A more reliable way of estimating the size of megalodon shows the extinct shark may have been bigger than previously thought, measuring up to 65 feet, nearly the length of two school buses. Earlier studies had ball-parked the massive predator at about 50 to 60 feet long.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - Plan to prevent flood damage could cost New Smyrna Beach homeowners

Living in paradise comes at a cost. Usually, homeowners pay up with high-priced flood insurance, but this time living on the coastal waters of New Smyrna Beach could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars to prevent even more flooding damage.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - Texas prepares for hurricane season as lawmakers tout coastal protection plan

In the days after Hurricane Harvey tore the roof off their Rockport, Texas home in the summer of 2017, they immediately started picking up the pieces and began the rebuild.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Lawsuit Launched Against Florida Department of Environmental Protection, HRK Holdings, Manatee County Port Authority Over Piney Point Disaster

Lawsuit Launched Against Florida Department of Environmental Protection, HRK Holdings, Manatee County Port Authority Over Piney Point Disaster

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - IN THE WORDS OF THE OCEAN PROTECTORS

In recognition of World Oceans Day, the Keys Weekly spoke to three “ocean protectors” to hear firsthand how the blue waters have impacted their lives and shaped their careers.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Miami’s $4 billion plan to combat sea level rise has radical urban ideas

The City of Miami has published a draft of its Stormwater Master Plan; a $3.8 billion plan to be enacted over the next 40 years, seeking to mitigate the impact of rising sea levels on the city.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - 4 years after Hurricane Irma, Jacksonville-area recovery effort concludes thousands of repairs

On Sept. 11, 2017, On Sept. 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma caused historic flooding in Jacksonville, leaving thousands of damaged and in some cases uninhabitable homes.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Climate crisis and negligent policymakers blamed for 'Record sickening levels' of manatee deaths in Florida

Conservation advocates in Florida are warning that 1,000 manatees in the state’s water could die this year—hundreds more than in recent years—due to starvation driven by water pollution, the climate crisis, and other man-made harms to the mammals’ ecosystem.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

GA - Salvors Make Progress on Fifth Cut of Golden Ray Wreck Removal

Undeterred by the fire that burnt through the interior of the wrecked ro/ro Golden Ray last month, salvors are making progress on a fifth cut through the defunct vessel's hull. However, fuel oil spillage from the wreck remains a concern, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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Tourism

FL - TOURISM TALK: April Tourist Development Tax Numbers Strongest in Brevard County History

The April Tourist Development Tax numbers have come in, and as expected, it exceeded April 2019 numbers 17 percent making it the strongest April in TDT history.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Guest Commentary: Florida needs a Right to Clean Water Constitutional Amendment

Red tide has been around for months, and now a massive blue-green algae bloom blankets 500 square miles of Lake Okeechobee and is making its way down the Caloosahatchee River. Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani says we are facing “an impending disaster.”

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Tough as nails, living shorelines abound in Okaloosa and Walton counties

A sea wall is at its greatest strength on the day it’s installed, says Rachel Gwin.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - New $62M pumping station at Alligator Bayou nearly ready for hurricane season

Expansion project has six new pumps that will pump flood water out of canals and ditches into the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

FL - Army Corps releasing Okeechobee water as algae bloom on the big lake appears to be receding

The federal agency that controls Lake Okeechobee levels is holding steady releases to the Caloosahatchee River as an algae bloom that's festered on the lake for months appears to be receding.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - U.S. conservatives stake claim to climate activism with Miami rally

For Benji Backer, being conservative means believing in limited government, market-based solutions -- and the scientists who say carbon emissions must be cut to avoid the worst of climate change.

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