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Canada is an ocean nation with the longest coastline in the world.
"The North Atlantic right whale is the world's first large whale species nearing extinction. Its extinction is entirely preventable."
The physical and cultural landscapes of Montauk have been evolving for decades, as shifts in the environment and social scene have wrought even more changes at what seems like a faster and faster rate.
MANHATTAN (CN) — Amid an Atlantic hurricane season expected to be more active than normal, an environmental group claims the Trump administration illegally loosened longstanding rules protecting coastal barriers to allow beachfront developments to take sand from vulnerable areas.
Brazil plans to excavate and dredge many millions of cubic meters of material, including the ecologically sensitive Lourencão Rocks, to create an industrial shipping channel on the Tocantins River in the Amazon. This article includes rarely seen video images of some of the endemic and threatened fish living in the Tocantins River rapids.
The restraining order request comes just days before the Lido Key renourishment project is set to begin.
Thousands of oceanic whitetip sharks have died in commercial fishing off Hawaii. Now, WESPAC will have to devise a plan to better protect them.
A First Nations leadership alliance is calling for the immediate end to salmon farming using open-net pens in B.C. waters, citing the threat of sea lice to wild fish stocks.
ELLSWORTH — The Department of Marine Resources held its first “virtual” zone council meeting last Thursday andCommissioner Patrick Keliher had an unanticipated and unsettling piece of news for the Zone C and Zone D lobstermen.
Marine Toad contracted to restore 0.4 to 0.8 hectares of marine meadow at Juskatla Inlet pilot site
BRUSSELS - The Commission adopted today a report on the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) which reveals that, while the EU's framework for marine environmental protection is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious worldwide, persistent challenges remain, such as excess nutrients, underwater noise, plastic litter, and other types of pollution as well as unsustainable fishing. This message is further reinforced in the European Environment Agency's “Marine Messages II” also published today.
Dan Martin, Host of the NextGen Waterfronts podcast on ASPN, lays out the potential consequences of our fast changing world in the age of COVID-19. This wide-ranging prognostication extends beyond coastal issues to address a broader context faced by all Americans. Well worth the read
UK marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has released the results of its #ReturnToOffender digital clean-up campaign, revealing the UK’s top 12 plastic polluters.
More than three-quarters of CEOs and CFOs at the world’s largest companies say their firms aren’t prepared for the adverse financial impact of climate change, according to a new study commissioned by FM Global.
Webinar panelists cite successes and challenges in protecting communities from increasing disaster risks
Poor Texas and Louisiana communities, many of them Black, have higher-than-average exposures to 15 of 20 chemicals that the EPA is analyzing, groups in the two states told the agency.
"Behind the aloha vibe was the other vibe — a locals-only, whites-only vibe,” said Sharon Schaffer, the first African American female pro in the U.S.
Coastal Communities are the focus this week on the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series. The Marine Institute and partners are celebrating our world’s shared ocean and our connection to the sea in a 10-week series, sharing news and offering online interactive activities, videos and downloadable resources on a new marine topic each week
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As sea level rise has threatened homes and businesses in cities around the country, the philosophy has shifted from fighting the water to either living with it or retreating.
The peak for shark activity along the waters off Massachusetts begins in August, but the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy began its summer research examining them Wednesday.
Applications now open for innovators looking to bring ocean sustainability solutions out of the lab
The popular volunteer training program that prepares participants for summer beach, boat and education work was held remotely this year due to the pandemic.
The Bumble Bee Seafood Company today announced a $40 million commitment over the next five years toward efforts that will further restore and protect the health of the world’s oceans.
A four-part series of OP-EDs by Lloyd Gardner about the larger structural issues facing the Virgin Islands, with the aim of spurring more public conversation and mobilizing the community around agreed solutions.
Torsten Jeworrek, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance at Munich Re, has said that now is the time to “finally and consistently” address the climate change challenge.
What would shifting much of Auckland’s freight shipping operation do to Whangārei’s harbour? Conservationists say the risks are like throwing dice for the marine ecosystem.
An area of the northern Oregon Coast characterized by scientists the “Galapagos Islands of Oregon” moved a big step closer to permanent conservation Thursday, June 11, with announcement of a $2,128,079 grant awarded by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) to North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC). With this grant, the nonprofit land trust has raised a total of $8.1 million and is now launching a campaign to raise the final $1.9 million needed to complete this landmark project with help from the community.
As the world forages wide and digs deeper to discover the origin of the latest Public Enemy Number One, the widely believed conjecture among the public is that it originated from a wet market in Huanan, China. Scientists across the world are having a tough time finding the exact source of the virus, and world leaders are demanding a probe to look into its origins. Still, the zoonotic origin of the virus holds firm ground. Whether it was a horseshoe bat, a civet cat or a pangolin is a mystery yet to unravel.
So far your GOP delegations in Baton Rouge and Washington have fought almost every effort to address emissions and increase fees from industry. There is nothing incongruent with being pro-life, pro-business and pro-environment, especially when the survival of our lives and businesses here depend on fixing this problem.
Lesley Ewing's Shorewords Podcast covers coastal books, literature, and adventure. Like many of us, she has been thinking about the events of the day. Get behind the mic and meet Lesley as she shares how she sees current events and how she plans to respond.
On Friday, June 12, Louisiana's Democratic governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign off on a piece of legislation, House Bill 197, that would make it a more serious crime to trespass on Louisiana's so-called “critical infrastructure,” including the state's system of flood-control levees, fossil fuel pipelines, and sprawling network of petrochemical plants and refineries.
Seagrass meadows can be a powerful nature-based climate solution and help sustain communities hard-hit by stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but these important ecosystems continue to decline
Protecting human and marine health and harnessing the full benefits of a sustainable ocean economy will require not only reducing plastic waste, but also all ocean pollutants. The sundry pollutants making their way into the ocean often share common pathways and root causes, such as a lack of access to sanitation and wastewater processing or inefficient use of natural resources. Tackling these root causes can have a compounding effect.
Guest Column on nutrient loss, nutrient trading and constructed agriculture wetlands
Covid-19 has taught us a lot. One of those lessons has been our capacity as government, business and society to respond together and quash a threat on our lives and livelihoods. And so it should be with climate change.
June is National Indigenous History Month. It is a time for all Canadians — Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers — to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. Throughout the month of June, CityNews will profile Indigenous people, and share their stories and voices, so that we can celebrate the difference they have made in their communities and to our country.
Water quality at Europe's beaches has steadily improved in recent years, with the vast majority boasting excellent quality, a new report said Monday, June 8.
Our ocean is vulnerable, just as we are in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. And like us, it is also resilient.
UPDATE: Tracy Spahr – Public & Media Relations Principal, Marketing & Communications for the Port, responded: “The Port reviewed a variety of sands and selected a sand of a quality, color and texture that closely matches the current sand at Kellogg Beach. The sand will be coming from East County Sand, LLC based in Lakeside, CA. The Port also received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a water quality certification from the Regional Water Quality Control Board for this project.
Staff from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team disentangled a humpback whale 15 miles east of Cape Cod yesterday. This is the second time the young whale, identified as the 2015 calf of Jabiru, has been disentangled by the team in less than a year.
The pandemic has added urgency to the national dialogue on the role of parks and public spaces as essential civic infrastructure. As schools, businesses, churches and other institutions closed, park and trail use surged as one of the last public places to support our physical and mental health with ample leeway for social distancing. Not all cities are so fortunate to have spaces for people to safely meet-up, exercise, get fresh air, find access to nature, and feel normal again. Parks and trails are more important than ever. And there is new legislation in the wings to help.
A world famous sand artist will be creating designs across Fort Myers Beach this week. A local group brought in Boyd the Sand Artist hoping more people would join their cause to rebuild stone arches that once welcomed visitors to the beach.