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QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — After Louisiana officials finished restoring 37-acre Queen Bess Island in February, much of the vegetation planted on its small footprint of newly pumped sand didn’t have time to take root before more than 6,000 brown pelicans arrived for breeding season.
They fear the state will be too lenient in handing out permits to developers, who support the plan.
State agency leader discusses benefits of strong safeguards—and what comes next
The state doesn't have the resources or track record to assume a major program from the federal government, environmentalists say.
Florida has netted nearly $13 million in public-private grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund for projects to restore or expand natural systems needed to protect coastlines from climate-induced sea-level rise and severe weather.
Consistent, science-based regional plans are key to ensuring effective environmental protection
The fate of the world's rarest cetacean could hinge on a series of lawsuits that seek to change how the fishing industry operates
Protecting 30 percent of the U.S. ocean is key to saving the diversity and abundance of life on Earth.
There's a battle to protect the Ballona Wetlands—but what will happen to the last remaining wetlands in Los Angeles?
This week, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission will consider approving a proposed “temporary” regulation to restore a permitting system to authorize activities in wetlands that federal agencies determine are no longer protected under the federal Clean Water Act.
Oysters are making a comeback in Herring Bay.
Multi-sector collaboration and innovation are needed to protect and regenerate precious ecosystems and reduce ocean risk.
Whales, sharks, seals, millions of seabirds, and just under 300 humans inhabit the small islands that make up Tristan da Cunha.
Closing three areas to commercial harvest could help restore ecosystem crucial to fighting climate change
Seagrass at heart of the country’s next steps to protect the ocean
To help protect the 250 square miles that comprise the Peconic watershed, the Peconic Estuary Partnership recently unveiled its 2020 Comprehensive Conservation and Management plan, which will serve as its roadmap for the next decade.
A group representing environmental lawyers has filed notice of intent to sue the federal government, including the Corps of Engineers, over its decision not to dismantle locks and dams on the Columbia River.
Until new, long-term protections for right whales are in place, federal regulators must take emergency action.
More than two dozen environmental groups have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office for more time to comment on a new plan for a storm-surge barrier on the Texas coast.
A local economist is urging caution in the development of the island’s blue economy resources due to the enormous damage that could result if it is not undertaken with care.
Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection wants to take over wetlands permitting from federal agencies such as the Army Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Fisheries Service and Environmental Protection Agency.
As many Orange County residents are painfully aware, the pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn laid bare many of the vulnerabilities among low-income communities, Latinx families, and people of color.
The Georgia Board of Natural Resources voted Tuesday to acquire nearly 8,000 acres of the historic Cabin Bluff property in Camden County for designation as a state wildlife management area.
PLAYA DEL REY, Calif. — Preserving and protecting the Ballona Wetlands in West Los Angeles has been a topic of discussion for decades.
Scotland has failed to meet a ten-year-old target to prevent damage to precious marine wildlife, according to a leaked Scottish Government report seen by The Ferret.
Vital marine plant nurtures fish and wildlife, helps protect coastline
Environmental threats to oceans around the world are prompting new approaches and deals to raise money for rescue efforts.
Why are we losing the world’s coral reefs? Anthropogenic action, that’s why.
A coalition of environmental and fishing groups will ask the courts to intervene for a sixth time after the federal government again decided not to breach the four lower Snake River hydroelectric dams.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation launched by businessman and former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations.
Florida’s bid to take over wetlands permitting across the state will undergo two virtual federal hearings beginning Wednesday.
Monday, National Wild Turkey Federation joins the voices of the nation’s leading hunting, fishing and habitat conservation organizations to support the Thirty by Thirty Initiative (30 by 30 Initiative) to establish a goal of placing 30% of the planet’s lands and waters under protected status by the year 2030.
State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status
More than 280 women in STEMM who have participated in the Homeward Bound initiative are co-signatories on a piece that outlines the threats to the Antarctic Peninsula and provides methods to counter them.
Costa Rica has added more than 11,000 square kilometers to its marine conservation map over the last decade, thus making progress in settling a historical debt with its oceanic biodiversity.
A Florida agency is working to assume control of a federal program meant to protect the state’s wetlands, a move environmental groups say could further imperil dwindling natural ecosystems.
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced recently that he is leading a coalition of 15 states filing a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration to protect America’s pristine and undeveloped Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tribal consortium and five tribal governments in Alaska have filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop a road project that would carve through wilderness in northwest Alaska to support mining in a mineral-rich area.
Why one of Earth’s last great wilderness areas should be protected
After years of advocacy and legal back-and-forth, environmental conservation groups are celebrating a victory: The government will prohibit the use of sonic blasts in the ocean this year, which could help save the lives of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.
For the entire history of the park, two disparate ideals of land stewardship, protection vs. production, have faced off. Right now production has the upper hand.
The case is increasingly clear that nature-based solutions offer cost-effective ways to address climate change adaptation. This perspective piece examines the issues that deserve greater attention to expand the use and financing of such measures.
Irish Wildlife Trust lodges complaint with EU over ‘more blatant than usual violation’ of habitats directive
Residents have been sharing photos on social media of mostly dead, oiled birds, sea turtles and ornate day geckos
Concerned people in the Keys are coming together to study factors involved in reef ecology to counter the advance of live coral death.
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.
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.
Kangaroo Island's North Coast has just been designated as one of the planet's Hope Spots by the Mission Blue organisation.
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.
VICTORIA—B.C.’s central coast, including the Great Bear Rainforest, are the focus of a partnership aimed at ridding shorelines or marine debris.
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.
Mother Nature has alerted us to a crisis in Biscayne Bay, and we are listening.
Critics say the Pacific island’s scheme to conserve fish populations and boost ecotourism has not delivered
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.
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.
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.
In 2016, Kaenon Constantin and his nephew shot two cranes in Acadia Parish.
These incredible images show the north-east’s biggest seal population from a perspective many will never get to see.
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.
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.
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.
Expansion of the Pure Water Monterey recycled water project is the best option for the Monterey region to meet its future water supply needs.
Scientists Examine 14 Bird Species To Improve Biodiversity And Restoration
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cobscook Shores, a new system of parks scattered along the coast of eastern Maine, will celebrate its grand opening on Memorial Day 2021.
In the Pacific north-west, local people work the shoreline, creating conditions for useful species to thrive
CORVALLIS — Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old forest needed for nesting, marbled murrelets would benefit most from conservation efforts that take both ocean and forest into account, new research by Oregon State University shows.
NANTUCKET – North Atlantic right whale advocacy group Oceana has called for the implementation of mandatory speed zones for vessels travelling in the Cape Cod and Islands area.
#EndSewagePollution wants legally binding targets for water firms in environment bill
The National Park Service’s proposed plan for Point Reyes National Seashore would preserve ranching and cull tule elk within the park’s boundaries.
One environmental advocate warns of a potential disaster: "With Superfund sites and climate change, we're playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun."
If finalized, a new sanctuary stands to protect marine ecosystems, sea otters from drilling and other threats