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Supporters of deep-sea mining say collecting the metal nodules deposited at the bottom of the ocean in an area of the central Pacific called the Clarion Clipperton Zone is a less damaging way to gather metals — nickel, copper, manganese and cobalt — than it is to mine for them on land.
The California Coastal Commission keeps our beaches and scenic views accessible to all, and that is a good thing, writes Lookout political columnist Mike Rotkin, who fought to pass the 1976 Coastal Act that followed the commission’s establishment.
Climate change is not just a threat, it’s already happening. The world needs to act now
The death of a 43-foot North Atlantic right whale that washed up on Virginia Beach in mid-February was not caused by the offshore wind industry.
Tijuana’s Citizens’ Flood Monitor offers a model for data collection in the flood-affected West.
Chile declared some 100,000 hectares (247,100 acres) in the Gulf of Corcovado in Northern Patagonia a marine protected area, the highest category of protection. The area is an important feeding and breeding ground for endangered blue whales as well as home to numerous other marine mammal species. However, it represents only a small fraction of the blue whales’ range, so scientists say additional conservation efforts must continue.
Head of seabed authority accused of abandoning neutrality at critical point with first commercial application imminent
Your black cod dinner may be in hot water this week. The Center for Biological Diversity announced it won a federal lawsuit against the West Coast branch of NOAA Fisheries on Wednesday, alleging that neglectful sablefish industry practices contributed to a quadrupled increase in humpback whale entanglements since 2018 — the highest since the 1980s.
Recent study shows North Atlantic right whales travelling often, potentially raising risk from human activity
Never could a single sentence better highlight the disconnect between those who now legislate on the Hebridean seascape, and those who work within it.
They named the whale Windy. "Windy was a young humpback whale taken in the prime of her life," read the caption on a March 3 post in the Facebook group Protect our Coast NJ showing the diseased humpback whale on the beach near Seaside Park.
Rising seas, fires, and outdated government policies threaten a repeat of the subprime mortgage meltdown
St. Helena Island outside Beaufort is among the many unique places along South Carolina’s coast and serves as a major focal point of our nation’s African American history.
While coastal wildlife and residents gasp under the burden of Southwest Florida’s red tide, development interests are quietly blocking attempts in Tallahassee to address the nutrient sources fueling these tragedies.
Miami politicians announce climate tech funds, plus local startups are in the spotlight
DU’s New York In Lieu Fee Program will protect more wetland habitat across the state
Millions of square kilometers of wetlands have been drained or converted to make room for crops, pastures, or development. In some places, up to 80% are gone.
SAN JUAN — On Saturday, hundreds of activists flooded Playa Almendros in Rincón, Puerto Rico to complete the demolition of a wall that was illegally built too close to the beach by a condo developer.
Collaboration between ocean industries will need to intensify for the rapid buildout of offshore wind and aquaculture to coexist sustainably with other industries and the ecosystem
BlueInvest is an EU initiative supporting sustainable and innovative technologies and solutions for the blue economy. It provides investment and market readiness assistance to innovative SMEs and start-ups, promotes them to its growing investor community and helps them to raise finance.
I applaud Mary Llowe’s article of Feb 20 in ecoRI News, “Offshore Wind Supporters Angered by ‘Misleading’ Information from R.I.-Based Opposition Group.” It is supported by carefully sourced information and interviews with an expansive range of our dedicated local experts and scientists. I was interviewed and found my thoughts reliably reported.
Large storms can devastate coastal communities when no buffers exist to protect them. But salt marshes, which are coastal wetlands flooded and drained by salt water from the tides, can shield buildings and homes.
WASHINGTON — For the first time, United Nations members have agreed on a unified treaty to protect biodiversity in the high seas — nearly half the planet's surface — concluding two weeks of talks in New York.
Future of our coastal communities depends on restoring the Everglades
(The Center Square) — Louisiana Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. Sharon Hewitt is promising to shut down all coastal litigation involving alleged damage from energy companies.