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Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

CAN - 'Bringing Beaches Back to Life': The First Nations Restoring Ancient Clam Gardens

In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive

Northeast
Advocacy

ME - New Coastal Park System Conserves More Than 13 Miles of Down East Coastline

Cobscook Shores, a new system of parks scattered along the coast of eastern Maine, will celebrate its grand opening on Memorial Day 2021.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Conservationists Split Over Poseidon Desal Project's Potential to Help Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Along a Huntington Beach coastline dotted with oil rigs and a power plant, one of California’s largest remaining saltwater marshes has been a source of pride for local environmentalists.

International
Advocacy

World - Red Flags on the Blue Economy

We often hear that sustainable development stands on three legs of social equity, economic viability and environmental protection.

International
Advocacy

World - Statement on the Passing of Dr Biliana Cicin-Sain

It is with great sadness that the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO acknowledges the passing away of Professor Doctor Biliana Cicin-Sain on 1 September 2020.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Thirsting for Solutions to America's Water Crisis

Once a week, Florencia Ramos makes a special trip to the R-N Market in Lindsay, Calif. “If you don’t have clean water, you have to go get some,” says Ramos, a farmworker and mother of four who lives in the neighboring Central Valley town of El Rancho.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Conservancy Buys Two Lots in North Port as Habitat for Scrub Jays and Gopher Tortoises

NORTH PORT – The Environmental Conservancy of North Port was successful in its bid to buy two lots from Sarasota County as habitat for Florida scrub jays and other wildlife.

International
Advocacy

World - Dalhousie Professor Outlines Harmful Human Impacts on Oceans in Global Report

A professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax has contributed to a report released on Wednesday that outlines how humanity’s increasing destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations and human health.

International
Advocacy

UK - Protecting ocean habitats isn't easy when industries are booming – but can they be part of the solution?

The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef in Mauritius in late July 2020, leaking 1,000 tonnes of oil into the crystal blue waters of a lagoon, threatening mangrove, seagrass and mudflat habitats. Since then, dozens of dead dolphins and porpoises have washed ashore. Anger has grown and sadness has deepened.

Southeast
Advocacy

SC - City of Charleston Sues 24 Oil and Pipeline Firms 'Directly Responsible' for Chronic Floods

The city of Charleston, South Carolina filed a lawsuit against two dozen of the largest pipeline and oil conglomerates, saying the firms are responsible for making the floods that often hit the port city more frequent and more damaging.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

MS - Endangered Gopher Tortoises Released Into the Wild at Camp Shelby

FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi Military Department released seven adult-sized gopher tortoises from the Head Start Program into the longleaf pine habitat at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg on Wednesday.

Southeast
Advocacy

GA - How Georgia Protected Its Salt Marsh 50 Years Ago, and Why That's Important for the Future

Georgia doesn’t have a very big coastline; it’s only about 100 miles. But the coast it does have is lined by salt marsh, the muddy expanse of tall grass and meandering creeks between the mainland and the barrier islands.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Water Recycling Project Fits Needs on Monterey Peninsula

Expansion of the Pure Water Monterey recycled water project is the best option for the Monterey region to meet its future water supply needs.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

SC - PAC Challenging SC's Graham Over Offshore Drilling Stance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Offshore drilling, an issue that has created some bipartisan unity in South Carolina among opponents who argue such expansion would mar the state's pristine coastline, is surfacing in a political action committee's effort to oust U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - How Efforts to Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing a ‘Freshwater Crisis’

Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii’s forests — and its drinking water.

International
Advocacy

UK - These Stunning Aerial Images Provide Vital Role in Monitoring North-East Seal Population

These incredible images show the north-east’s biggest seal population from a perspective many will never get to see.

Northeast
Advocacy

CT - Group Sues to Stop Connecticut Aquarium From Getting Beluga Whales (With ASPN Podcast)

An animals rights group is suing the U.S. government to thwart a Connecticut aquarium's effort to get five new beluga whales, arguing in court that the aquatic animals would be harmed both from the trip from Canada and from being separated from other whales.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

International
Advocacy

Pacific - Palau's huge marine sanctuary at centre of election debate

Critics say the Pacific island’s scheme to conserve fish populations and boost ecotourism has not delivered

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - To Save a Way of Life, Native Defenders Push to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Gwich’in elder Sarah James has long fought efforts to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In an e360 interview, she talks about the Trump administration’s move to open these lands to development and why the fate of the refuge and of her people are intertwined.

International
Advocacy

India - One of the largest lakes of Asia – the Wular lake - is Disappearing

Once upon a time there was a huge lake northwest of Srinagar, India. Down some decades there will be no lake - Wular will just be a memory.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

DE - Delaware Coastal Cleanup Runs Through September

The Delaware Coastal Cleanup campaign, launched Sept. 1 by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, encourages Delawareans and visitors to pick up trash in their neighborhoods and nearby parks, on beaches and along waterways to help Keep DE Litter Free.

Pacific Northwest
Advocacy

CAN - Largest Shoreline Cleanup on Central B.C. Coast

VICTORIA—B.C.’s central coast, including the Great Bear Rainforest, are the focus of a partnership aimed at ridding shorelines or marine debris.

Caribbean
Advocacy

CI - Cayman Islands Activists Join Global Group for Cruise Industry Change

Community members from the Cayman Islands will join the September 2 launch of the Global Cruise Activist Network, a worldwide group of activists who are demanding the cruise industry doesn’t return to business-as-usual as cruise ships start sailing again after the COVID-19 pandemic.

International
Advocacy

AUS - KI North Coast Declared a 'Hope Spot' by Mission Blue Project

Kangaroo Island's North Coast has just been designated as one of the planet's Hope Spots by the Mission Blue organisation.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Ventura County's Pollution Plan

Three conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court Monday, alleging that a backup plan the agency accepted for reducing harmful air pollution in Ventura County is too weak.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Advocates Try to Discourage Beach-Goers From Getting Too Close to La Jolla Sea Lions and Their Pups

Spectators who approach the animals can disrupt their normal behavior and possibly separate mothers and pups, and the animals may charge or bite people if they feel threatened, experts say.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Florida Keys Coral Reef Is in Critical Condition

Concerned people in the Keys are coming together to study factors involved in reef ecology to counter the advance of live coral death.

International
Advocacy

Indian Ocean - Environmental disaster in Mauritius leaves dire legacy

Residents have been sharing photos on social media of mostly dead, oiled birds, sea turtles and ornate day geckos