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RI - Rising Seas, Coastal Development Endanger Indigenous Culture — ecoRI News

Ongoing development along Rhode Island’s shoreline pushes Native people out while sea-level rise threatens to drown important cultural areas

Southeast
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FL - Editorial: Politicians to blame for record manatee deaths

The biblical phrase “You reap what you sow” tastes like ashes grinding between the teeth this year as beloved Florida manatees die of starvation at record sickening levels.

Northeast
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MA - Opinion: Offshore wind holds promise for vulnerable bird populations

Heidi Ricci is director of Policy and Advocacy, and Joan Walsh is the Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology, for Mass Audubon in Lincoln. Garry George is the clean energy director for the National Audubon Society in Washington, D.C.

International
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NZ - 'Opinions' on seabed mining should not be confused with 'facts', opponents say

OPINION: As we await a landmark decision from the Supreme Court on whether a proposed seabed mining operation can proceed in the South Taranaki Bight, it’s time to set a few things straight that have been said about this experimental and destructive industry.

Coastwide
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FL - IN BRIEF: Enviros petition feds for whale-saving slow vessel rule off Florida coast

Environmental groups urged the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on Tuesday to establish a year-round speed limit for ships in areas of the Gulf of Mexico, home to one of the most endangered whales worldwide, to prevent deadly collisions.

Southeast
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FL - Red tide, blue-green algae prompt environmental groups to ask DeSantis for state of emergency

Several environmental groups have asked Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a state of emergency for communities impacted by what appears to be a growing toxic blue-green algae outbreak in the Lake Okeechobee system and a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mid-Atlantic
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MD - Chesapeake Bay restoration stumbles in race to finish line

The new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement signed that day laid out 10 broad goals and 31 outcomes, many to be achieved by 2025 or even earlier.

West Coast
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OR - A Whale of a Controversy

Animal rights groups and the Makah Nation tangle over traditional whaling

West Coast
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CA - Residents, officials call for faster action on Tijuana-San Diego sewage problem

Burkhart's experience is commonplace and a reminder of the decadeslong struggle to address the recurring sewage spills from Tijuana that pollute the shoreline of San Diego County's South Bay region.

Mid-Atlantic
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NJ - Op-Ed: Delaware River pollution should be a national concern

Call for clean water, justice and jobs in environmental justice communities like Camden, Chester, Philadelphia and Wilmington

International
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UK - Coastal landfill sites probed over pollution fears

A three-year £2.3m study is investigating the effects that chemical pollutants from coastal landfill sites may be having on the health and survival of UK sea birds.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Hawaiʻi Legislature Passes Key Measures Supported by Environmental Caucus

The Hawaiʻi Legislature passed House Bill 553, which prohibits intentionally capturing, entangling or killing a shark in state marine waters.

Southeast
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FL - Florida plans to kick sea turtle rescuers off the beach, calling them a threat to environment

The Florida wildlife commission has identified a new menace to the marine environment: volunteers who protect sea turtle nests.

West Coast
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WA - Southern resident orca pod in best condition in decade

There is some cause for cautious optimism for the southern resident killer whales that frequent Puget Sound

Southeast
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FL - Vultures circle a tropical paradise in Florida as Brevard County's graveyard of manatees grows

Up and down the Sunshine State, manatees, the gentle giants of the inland waterways, are dying en masse.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - RESTORE Act to Restore Coastal Bend Waters

The RESTORE Council recently approved $22.5 million to restore water quality and freshwater inflows into the Gulf of Mexico.

Southeast
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FL - Subcontractor begins dune planting to wrap up Emerald Isle nourishment project

Crews from EarthBalance, a Florida-based company, began hand-planting the first of about 500,000 pieces of vegetation Thursday on new dunes created in the recently completed $31.6 million Emerald Isle beach nourishment project.

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US - We can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure

The historic confirmation of U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland certainly brings new perspective to this critical department. One of her first tasks should be an examination of a significantly weakened law that has protected this nation’s storm-buffering, natural infrastructure for decades.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Traveler Special Report Is Padre Island National Seashore's Renowned Sea Turtle Program Slipping Away?

Despite the strong conservation value of these events -- not just in public education but in the tens of thousands of hatched turtles released to the ocean -- the national seashore's Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Program itself is endangered.

West Coast
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CA - Three more dead whales wash up in San Francisco Bay, bringing total to nine

Three more dead gray whales were found washed up in San Francisco Bay over the last week, adding to the total of dead beached whales this year, according to the Marine Mammal Center.

West Coast
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CA - UC Santa Barbara expands its leadership on coastal issues with revival of Ocean & Coastal Policy Center within the Marine Science Institute

Few institutions have a closer connection to coastal policy than UC Santa Barbara, perched as it is upon the bluffs at Campus Point.

International
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Caribbean - New Approach to Blue Carbon Projects Underway in Colombia

A mangrove preservation project along Colombia’s Caribbean coast is using a more comprehensive method to calculate how much carbon is stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, potentially boosting global efforts to conserve so-called blue carbon.

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World - Apple, Conservation International introduce mangrove carbon credit

There’s a fresh nature-based carbon project in town, and she’s getting attention from corporations with ambitious net-zero goals. Her name? Mangroves, a type of tree species and coastal forest ecosystem native to the tropics and subtropics.

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World - “How do we manage fisheries in the midst of climate change?” Q&A with EDF’s Eric Schwaab

Eric Schwaab, who current serves as the Senior Vice President of Ecosystems and Oceans at Environmental Defense Fund, says there are solutions to the ocean challenges we’ve created.

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