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INDIA - #BleedBlue: Building a new narrative to support marine conservation

Blue bonds, like green bonds, can catalyse global capital to work towards the conservation of our marine ecosystems

Caribbean
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Costa Rica - For the Oceans Foundation takes lead for Ocean Conservation for Costa Rica

There is growing international interest in the conservation of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, a vast area of largely thriving but threatened ocean stretching Southwest from Costa Rica’s coast to the Galapagos.

Northeast
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CAN - Nova Scotians defeat billionaire developers who tried to swoop in on park

A coalition of activists, scientists and land defenders are celebrating in Nova Scotia this week, following the cancellation of a proposal that could have seen a piece of biodiverse coastal parkland ground to sand.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Rio Grande Valley environmentalists sue Army Corps of Engineers after LNG, pipeline projects receive operating permit

Local environmentalists have sued the Army Corps of Engineers after the agency reissued a permit for a liquified natural gas (LNG) export plant.

International
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UK - 'Unswimmable': Thousands of sewage pollution alerts on Britain's coast in last year

Parts of the coast were made "unswimmable" because of sewage pollution near beaches, Surfers Against Sewage claim.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Marine Sanctuary Off of Hawaiian Islands Under Consideration by NOAA

NOAA Fisheries has announced the initiation of a process to consider designating marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary.

West Coast
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CA - Vehicular access at Oceano Dunes remains controversial despite California Coastal Commission vote to phase out OHV access

Months after the California Coastal Commission voted to phase out off-highway vehicle access at Oceano Dunes, the issue remains a hot topic.

Southeast
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NC - What ancient trees from New Bern to Wilmington are telling us about future flooding events

Comparing tree ring width and heavy tropical rainfall amounts for those years allowed the researchers to see what precipitation level resulted in each ring width. Maxwell said the researchers then estimated past annual tropical system rainfalls dating back to the 18th century. What they found was that hurricane rainfall extremes increased each decade, adding up to 2.5 to 5 inches more rainfall today compared to storms from the 1700s, he said

Southeast
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NC - NC's Updated Coastal Habitat Plan Focuses on Seagrass, Local Solutions

Leda Cunningham, officer for conserving marine life in the United States at The Pew Charitable Trusts, explained the plan includes new guidelines aimed at protecting seagrass, which filter out pollutants, improve water quality and help communities withstand increasing flood and sea-level rise from climate change by strengthening shorelines.

Coastwide
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World - Apple exec: No one is safe from climate change until the ‘most vulnerable’ communities are protected

‘You can’t separate justice from environmental health and environmental protection anymore,’ says Lisa Jackson, an Apple vice president and former EPA chief

Coastwide
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USA - Federal Agencies Reinvigorate Climate Adaptation

Federal agencies are updating 26 new agency adaptation plans in response to President Biden's Executive Order 14008.

International
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World - Report: Deep-sea mining noise endangers marine life

The industry is aware that noise pollution is a problem, one miner said.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Maui nonprofit receives grant to address coastal resilience

Nonprofit Maui Nui Marine Resource Council was among the 49 recipients nationwide to receive grant funding to support coastal resilience in the South Maui community.

Northeast
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RI - 'It's getting out of control': Washington County residents sound off on beach access to state legislative committee

The ocean and the beach are parts of the identity of people who live in Rhode Island, even those who cannot afford beach front property, said Patricia Almeida, of Charlestown.

West Coast
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CA - California Scores 'A' on Surfrider's State of the Beach Report

The Golden State Continues to Be a National Leader in Coastal Management, Preservation

Southeast
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FL- Florida records 1000 manatee deaths in 2021

This is by far the deadliest year for manatees and far more than the previous record: 830 in 2013.

International
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IND - Climate change might mean several of Indonesia's small islands have no future

As the world's largest archipelagic country, Indonesia should be showing more concern about the impact of climate change on small islands.

Southeast
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FL - Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Expands High School Marine Science Curriculum to Include Plastics in Partnership with Brightmark

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two powerhouses have come together to provide a marine sciences curriculum for high school students focused on the impacts of post-use plastics on oceans and marine life and the greater ecosystem impacts.

International
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The killing of Japan's endangered whales

Japan are killing endangered whale species all while encouraging the consumption of whale meat in elementary schools.

Southeast
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FL - North Florida Land Trust completes fundraising to preserve Little NaNa Dune

North Florida Land Trust announced last week that it has raised all the money needed to pay off a loan used to purchase a portion of the Little NaNa Dune System in historic American Beach.

International
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World - IFRC and TNC urge governments to invest in climate change adaptation measures to tackle the climate crisis

Kingston, Jamaica – November 15, 2021: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are calling for governments to urgently invest in climate change adaptation measures to tackle the growing climate crisis in the Caribbean.

Coastwide
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USA - Estuaries, though small, have huge economic impact: report

Though “geographically small,” estuaries are “economically huge,” according to a recently released update to a decade-old report on the economic value of these coastal regions where rivers mix with salt water.

Northeast
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ME - Gulf of Maine Research Institute Buys Portland's Historic Union Wharf

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and the Proprietors of Union Wharf jointly announced they have signed a purchase and sale agreement to transfer ownership of Union Wharf to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to protect and preserve working waterfront access in Portland Harbor.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Conservation groups appeal Tillamook County land use decision

Conservation groups Surfrider Foundation and Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition are appealing a decision by Tillamook County that would allow a major shoreline armoring project to take place through an exception to statewide land use law.