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Caribbean - Earth Today | Scientist insists on enhanced investment in coastal ecosystems

With Jamaica and the Caribbean still under the weight of climate change threats, despite the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the case was recently made for a scale up of investment in holistic coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs.

West Coast
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CA - My Word | Ocean Ranch project to restore native habitat, improve access

Part of the mission of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is to manage lands and restore habitats for the diverse native fish, wildlife and plants that call them home.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - How South Padre Island Convention Center Helped Save Thousands of Sea Turtles

As the heart of South Padre Island’s meeting and event business, the South Padre Island Convention Center is accustomed to hosting an array of year-round corporate and consumer events.

Southeast
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FL - Many want State Wildlife chair to resign or stop plans to fill his land off Singer Island

Legal moves by Florida's top wildlife official for the right to develop submerged land he owns in the Lake Worth Lagoon drew blistering criticism from two dozen people at a meeting Friday of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

International
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CAN - Inuit voices grow louder in fight over Nunavut mine expansion

Inuit communities in northern Canada say they fear mine expansion will harm wildlife and cultural practices.

Caribbean
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Jamaica - Progress Being Made In Mangrove Restoration

Progress is being made in wetland forest (mangrove) restoration locally, says University of the West Indies (UWI) Marine Biologist, Dr. Camilo Trench.

Southeast
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GA - Land Trust, Conservancy Add 100 Acres to Cannons Point

The Nature Conservancy and St. Simons Land Trust announced Friday the addition of around 100 acres to the 608-acre Cannon’s Point Preserve on St. Simons Island.

Southeast
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FL - Sea Grant Extension Agent to Develop Coastal Education and Resiliency Programs for Flagler and Volusia

A UF Sea Grant extension agent position will be divided between the two counties, focusing on nature-based recreation and economic development.

Gulf of Mexico
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MS - Biloxi Wade-Ins Were Part of a National Movement. A Virtual Panel Will Tell the Story.

During the civil rights movement, Biloxians were far from the only Americans who protested for equal access to beaches.

Southeast
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FL - Have Politicians Forgotten Florida Forever, the Best Land Conservation Program in America? | Column

Never mind what the Florida Constitution says, governors and Legislatures have ignored the will of the voters — the people — year after year.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Bob Marshall: Saving Louisiana Jobs Lost to Climate Change Critical to Coastal Preservation

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago, Louisiana’s political and civic leaders admitted what science and facts on the ground had been shouting for decades: If the state was to have a sustainable future, it urgently needed to embark on a holistic effort to address our sinking, crumbling, drowning coastal zone.

Southeast
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FL - The Unsung Hero Who Saved a Florida Beach

The fact you don’t hear MaVynee Oshun Betsch mentioned alongside conservationists like John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and perhaps Rachel Carson says more about who we enshrine in history books than Betsch’s remarkable contributions to the environmental movement and her valiant campaign to save a landmark of Black history.

West Coast
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USA - Proposal to Protect Pacific Corals Exempts Military Training Areas

For the first time, the federal government is proposing critical habitat protections for coral species in the Pacific.

International
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Japan - Not Another Brick in the Seawall

In a beach village in Japan, surfers and scientists oppose a proposed seawall that would threaten an important coastal ecosystem.

Northeast
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ME - Evidence Shows Maine Lobster Gear Has Not Contributed to Decline in Right Whale Population

In today’s world, it is hard to discern truth from opinion, or fact from calculated lies. We rely on the press helping us navigate this. The fact is that in 2020 a very encouraging uptick in right whale births was observed with at least 14 newborns reported.

Arctic & Antarctica
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ARC - Why we need the Arctic Refuge Protection Act

Wilderness designation is our best tool to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Thousands of Stunned Sea Turtles Are Being Rescued From the Texas Freeze

The abnormally cold temperatures in Texas aren’t just affecting people. They’re also causing sea turtles to freeze up in the ocean, leaving volunteers scrambling around-the-clock to save thousands of the creatures washing up on the Gulf Coast.

International
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MEX - In the Fight to Save the Vaquita, Conservationists Take on Cartels

From above, the Sea of Cortez is a picture of serenity: turquoise waters lapping against rose-tinted bluffs and soft sand beaches. But down below, beneath the water’s surface, a war is raging.

Southeast
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FL - TNC and The City of Miami Use Nature to Protect Morningside Park

Improving resilience to sea level rise and extreme weather while enhancing greenspace along the vulnerable coastline of Miami's waterfront.

Coastwide
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USA - How to Save Saltwater Wetlands From Rising Seas

America's coastal saltwater wetlands are on a course toward functional extinction in the coming decades.

Southeast
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FL - Sand, Surf and Segregation: A Fight for Civil Rights in St. Augustine, Florida

For the entire month of February, NBC will showcase essays about Black Americans who pioneered change in United States history during the Civil Rights Movement that led to nationwide desegregation. Pioneers include those who led local efforts to desegregate schools, professionals who forged ahead to become luminaries within their industries, and advocates who stoked the wave of change head-on in the nation's bid for racial justice and equality.