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FL - Hundreds of Florida Manatee Deaths Spur Federal Lawsuit and Cleanup Funding from State Government

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

International
Advocacy

INDIA - Development needs to be regulated and not at the cost of the environment, says Justice Sthalekar

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

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Permit issued for massive development that would put new homes in flood-prone area, exacerbate flooding

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.

Coastwide
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USA - Scientist-moms explore why climate change messaging falls flat

When Melissa Burt, an atmospheric scientist at Colorado State University, made a video about the climate crisis, it included images of her daughter, Mia.

International
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World - Restoring bogs, wetlands, and marshes is a carbon bargain

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.

West Coast
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CA - Column: 5 things Newsom got wrong on desalination plant

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.

International
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World - Climate change is devastating the Global South

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.

International
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World - Shipping poses significant threat to the endangered whale shark

New research indicates that lethal collisions of whale sharks with large ships are vastly underestimated, and could be the reason why populations are falling.

International
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S America - The Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, is at risk of collapse

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.

International
Advocacy

India - Stolen Shoreline: Documentary Narrating The Harrowing Tale Of Eroding Beaches In Thiruvananthapuram

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.

Northeast
Advocacy

NC - Rob Young discusses climate change at CivicCon in Pensacola

Rob Young doesn't know why climate change and sea level rise are such political hot buttons.

Southeast
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NC - NC beach attraction that rescues sea creatures coming inland

A new attraction in the Charlotte region will bring a popular North Carolina coastal attraction inland.

International
Advocacy

Kiribati - ‘Our home is disappearing’: Pleas from ex-president of sinking island nation

Former Kiribati President and environmental activist Anote Tong says that for many Pacific Islanders, climate change is already an “existential threat.”

Coastwide
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World - Governing the high seas

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.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Surfrider on Supreme Court's Decision to Uphold Clean Water Act Rollbacks: 'Legally Unsound and Disappointing'

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?).

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard | The coast that might have been

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.

International
Advocacy

Why Are Coastal Areas a Focus of Conservation? What You Should Know

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?

International
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World - It’s Not Too Late to Stop Mass Extinction in the Ocean

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.

International
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India - Ecological Economics And Its Three Trends Explained By Dr. Yasam Ayavefe

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.

Advocacy

TX - JEFF BRANICK — US conservation "going coastal" to benefit Port Arthur and region - Port Arthur News

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.

International
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World - How phantom forests are used for greenwashing

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.

International
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NZ - 'Babysitting' the next generation of New Zealand's endangered sea lions

(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.

Great Lakes
Advocacy

MN - EPA recommends that key permit not be reissued for proposed PolyMet mine

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.

Pacific Northwest
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CAN - New summer measures coming to protect B.C.'s southern resident killer whales

2 new slow zones and extra fishery closure added to measures introduced in 2019