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More than 1,000 manatees died in Florida last year, and at least 527 have already died in 2022. New funding should help address the die-off
He warned that if the earth's temperature goes up with no effort to contain it, it will trigger the melting of glaciers around the world causing the sea level to rise and inundate coastal areas
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized a developer’s plans to build a massive development larger than Daniel Island on the Cainhoy peninsula, a largely undeveloped tract of land that is vulnerable to flooding now and will be at an even greater risk as seas continue rising and as storms continue to become more powerful.
When Melissa Burt, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, made a video about the climate crisis, it included images of her daughter, Mia.
These soggy places can hold carbon at ten times the density of a forest. It’s easier to break a bog than to repair it—but it’s still a carbon bargain.
Governor Gavin Newsom weighed in again. He backs the huge Huntington Beach desalination plant which is to be voted on Thursday before the Coastal Commission.I weighed too.
Right now in India and Pakistan, a record-breaking heatwave is impacting the daily lives of nearly a billion people. Scorching temperatures are damaging wheat harvests, preventing many labourers from working outdoors, and making people vulnerable to serious health issues and even death.
New research indicates that lethal collisions of whale sharks with large ships are vastly underestimated, and could be the reason why populations are falling.
Save the Manatee Club and others demand EPA intervene
The world's largest wetland, known as the Pantanal, in South America is at risk of collapse due to a series of local and seemingly minor decisions that fail to account for their cumulative impact on one of Earth's most biodiverse ecosystems, according to a letter published in BioScience.
The thirty-five-minute long documentary written and directed by environmental journalist K A Shaji reminds that society has remained greedy and impatient in its development goals over the last five decades.
Rob Young doesn't know why climate change and sea level rise are such political hot buttons.
A new attraction in the Charlotte region will bring a popular North Carolina coastal attraction inland.
Former Kiribati President and environmental activist Anote Tong says that for many Pacific Islanders, climate change is already an “existential threat.”
The high seas are not a total free-for-all, but risks to these areas are serious. There is no management of new activities, nor is there coordinated governance of existing high-seas industries, writes Thomas McInerney.
Last month, you might have missed the fact that the United States’ Supreme Court reinstated a June 2020 environmental (de)regulation flouting the 50-year-old Clean Water Act, a mere five months after remanding it. It was a blow to all who value safe water (shouldn’t that be everyone?).
There is value in looking back from time to time to see not only what our region looked like in the not to distant past, but also to realize how much has changed and how differently it could have turned out had history gone in a different direction.
First enacted in 1972, the Coastal Zone Management Act encourages coastal states to facilitate programs geared toward the conservation and restoration of natural resources. All 35 coastal and Great Lakes states — with the exception of Alaska, which opted out in July 2011 — participate in the initiative that aims to "manage coastal waters and adjacent lands." But why was the piece of legislation introduced?
A quarter of a billion years ago, rising temperatures emptied the oceans of life. The planet now faces a similar threat, but the outcome is in human hands.
Beyond a shared vision and a few unifying themes, ecological economics is nonetheless a heterogeneous current intersected by important epistemological tensions and debates. To understand this diversity of positions, it has been proposed to divide the field of ecological economics into three trends.
This past Earth Day 2022 offered a fitting time to reflect on positive trends in the nation’s environmental focus that will improve our region’s ecological resiliency, quality of life and outdoor industry.
Capturing carbon by increasing forest cover has become central to the fight against climate change. But there's a problem. Sometimes these forests exist on paper only - because promises have not been kept, or because planted trees have died or even been harvested. A new effort will now be made to track success and failure.
(CNN) — Like many teenagers, Hannah Yeardley, a 17-year-old living in Dunedin, New Zealand, babysits in her spare time. The only difference is that it's not children she's looking after, it's sea lion pups.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers not reissue a key permit for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine over concerns that it could violate Fond du Lac Reservation’s water quality standards.
2 new slow zones and extra fishery closure added to measures introduced in 2019