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Weaknesses in Canada’s efforts to sustain healthy oceans need to be addressed. For five deficiencies, the Royal Society of Canada has options.
Port Canaveral on Wednesday will host a public hearing of the Florida Ocean Alliance, which is seeking public input on coastal issues.
While Jimmy Buffet is looking for his lost shaker of salt, you might be looking for a new way to get to the sand on Fort Myers Beach.
People from North Carolina to Texas’ Gulf Coast agree that their areas have been hard hit by extreme storms and hurricanes in recent years. But they disagree with one another on whether climate change is a major factor — and political allegiances make up the dividing line.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation has known for decades that off-road vehicle activity at its park on the Oceano Dunes contributes to a plume of dust that’s a health risk to downwind communities.
Four-wheel drive enthusiasts hope to get the green light for beach access on the South Coast.
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. – The Bureau of Land Management has a problem.
Analysis from the Surfrider Foundation finds that only 26% of states earned above a 'C' average when graded on policies to protect the nation's coastlines
Lou Browning of Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation has roughly 16 years of experience providing emergency care and treatment for the wild animals who find themselves in trouble on the Outer Banks.
LONDON — Extinction Rebellion activists staged a surprising demonstration Sunday, floating a model of a sinking house down the River Thames in protest over rising sea levels.
Federal charges were filed on Thursday against a man found to be in possession of Atlantic Green Sea Turtle parts on South Padre Island.
A Walton County judge issued a Monday order to clear up an error that appeared to greatly alter a previous customary use ruling.
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Climate change has the potential to wreak havoc on Maine’s coast and coastal islands.
Countries have pooled billions of dollars to preserve rainforests and wetlands in developing nations. But they pose thorny political challenges.
Environmentalists gathered Monday at the Florida Capitol to celebrate the fifth anniversary of voters overwhelmingly approving a ballot measure aimed at steering billions of dollars toward land and water preservation.
It is intuitive that climbing global temperatures will increase the pace of polar ice melt, which will in turn raise sea levels and flood coastal lands. Recent research reveals, however, that the scale of such flooding could be exponentially worse than previously anticipated. New data suggests that many countries, many of which are in Asia, will be transformed — literally — as coastlines are redrawn by rising waters and hundreds of millions of people will be forced from their homes. Japan will be hard hit by this development and must do more to mitigate its impact.
Coastal Alabama is one of the nation’s rainiest regions, a place where it’s not uncommon for municipal utilities to release eye-popping reports about sewer system overflows pouring into local waterways, then on to bays and beyond.
I was born in Los Angeles California, a son of Costa Rican immigrants. I was raised next to the ocean, in a town called Manhattan Beach. I would spend the summers at the beach, but what really inspired me to protect the ocean was watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. Thanks to Cousteau, I have been aware of overfishing and the way we endanger the ocean’s inhabitants from a very early age.
CARE in partnership with Center for Coastal Studies and Cape Cod Anti-Litter Coalition will host their third Summit: CARE about a Clean Cape & Islands Summit, Protecting Our Environment from Plastic Pollution and Litter. It will be held Tuesday, November 12, at the Cape & Islands Realtors Association Conference Center, West Yarmouth, 8:30AM-12:30PM. The event is by invitation.
To properly address the threat of climate change, Florida Republican lawmakers -- who’ve controlled the Legislature for two decades -- will have to take their heads out of the sand and listen to Florida residents.
Coastal environments have been shown to improve our health, body and mind. So should doctors start issuing nature-based prescriptions?
Several environmental groups announced Monday morning that they will file a lawsuit against the company which was cited when plastic pellets washed up on Sullivan’s Island this past summer.
On 23 and 24 October, Norway will host the “Our Ocean” conference: An annual international conference that was initiated in 2014 by the US Department of State outside of any UN process. The people who live with and are surrounded by the ocean, and who are most affected by the deterioration of the marine environment, are not present in the conference panels: Fishers, coastal communities and first-affected by climate change indigenous groups.
Paying foresters for carbon drawdown could help avert climate disaster.
The moment I drove over the causeway — my favorite Florida beaches on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva beckoning — the stench in the air foreshadowed bad news.
A barrier on the Outer Banks that was strengthened to keep wild horses out of traffic is having an unexpected consequence: killing fish by the dozens at high tide.
A controversial new beach access point on Perdido Key will start moving through the county's development review process, but it remains unclear how much the new access point will cost or when it will open.
If we care about a livable planet, commercial fisherman-turned-kelp farmer Bren Smith says we need a Blue New Deal.
Two things can be true at once: someone can be an elitist rich man and also do better for the environment than the snakes in Sacramento could ever hope to be.
THE SOUTHWEST ATLANTIC HUMPBACK WHALE POPULATION IS NOW REACHING RECORD NUMBERS NOT SEEN SINCE WHALING STARTED IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY.