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Carib - Saving mangrove forests in the Dominican Republic

A new initiative to save mangrove forests in the Dominican Republic aims to protect coastal regions and sequester carbon

Coastwide
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World - Support mangrove conservation, UNESCO chief says

The world is waking up to the importance of mangroves, a senior UN official said on Monday, underscoring the need for everyone to support restoration and protection of these crucial habitats.

Southeast
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LA - Tribal leaders raise 'serious concerns' about plans to turn their shrinking Louisiana island home into a 'sportsman's paradise' NationofChange

After a long state and federal push to relocate the Indigenous people of Isle de Jean Charles from their threatened homeland, new recreational development around the island risks further colonial displacement.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Lake Okeechobee plan fosters east side-west side split among Florida Republicans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Lake Okeechobee release schedule unveiled last week appears to favor environmental concerns over agriculture and development, but the real divide between proponents and opponents is an east side-west side story.

Coastwide
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US - Cultural Biases Impact Native Fish, Too

From art to religion to land use, much of what is deemed valuable in the United States was shaped centuries ago by the white male perspective. Fish, it turns out, are no exception.

Northeast
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MA - FishOn: Station Gloucester says first-all female boat crew sent out

We here at FishOn always have an ear to the rails and our peepers peeled to any rustling in the treeline. It's not paranoia exactly. More like a hobby.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - The Tragic Life and Global Legacy of the Last Hawaiian Princess

‘Brilliant, beautiful, and betrayed,’ Princess Ka‘iulani was also the mother of modern surfing.

Southeast
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FL - Nikki Fried calls on Ron DeSantis to do more for Tampa Bay red tide crisis

In the past 10 days, about 15 tons of dead fish have been removed from waterways.

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World - Ocean Microplastic Pollution Can Now Be Tracked By Satellite

Plastic is the most common type of debris floating in the world’s oceans. Waves and sunlight break much of it down into smaller particles called microplastics – fragments less than five millimeters across, roughly the size of a sesame seed.

Mid-Atlantic
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MD - Inside efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population

As the sun rises over the Little Choptank River in Dorchester County, Maryland, a crew is hard at work responding to a crisis underwater that's been unfolding for centuries: the declining population of the native Chesapeake Bay oyster.

Coastwide
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US - Mayors push climate infrastructure action

CITIES TO THE HILL: Over 140 mayors from cities across the country are calling on congressional leadership today to push for aggressive climate measures in their infrastructure legislation that they say will benefit localities.

International
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Int'l - $4 MILLION SECURED FOR CARYSFORT REEF RESTORATION

Coral Restoration Foundation was recently awarded a grant of just under $2 million by United Way of Collier and the Keys (UWCK) to expand work at Carysfort Reef off northern Key Largo over the next five years.

International
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Int'l - ‘Dead zone’ caused by dumped waste threatens food suppy of all SCS coastal areas

The dumping of human waste at the Spratly Islands, which has been going on for the last five years at least, may eventually damage coral reefs in the area, creating a “dead zone” that is unsuitable as a breeding place for fish.

Northeast
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NY - Chesapeake Bay: Why 50 Years Of Restoration Efforts Haven't Fixed It

It’s Midday on the Environment. Today, a conversation about the Chesapeake Bay.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Lend your voice to the coastal conservation conversation – New Orleans, Louisiana

My life from New Orleans has been shaped by water. I was born in this city. Its culture and lifestyle are intricately related to water and our natural coastal resources.

International
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Int'l - Our oceans are worthy of the eagle’s view

To make a decision with “an eagle’s view” is to consider what impacts it will bring for the next seven generations.

Northeast
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DC - Conservation groups claim flaws in new federal right whale document

Now that they have released a new biological opinion, federal fisheries managers are asking a federal court to end the ongoing litigation over the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Southeast
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FL - Florida takes significant step in unanimous approval of Florida Wildlife Corridor Act

Packed between Florida’s two coasts are some of the most abundant ecosystems in the U.S., overflowing with wildlife that opts for being hidden from plain sight. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is roughly 18 million acres of natural wonder.

Coastwide
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Two books to make you think differently about the ocean and the beach

“The Brilliant Abyss” and “The Lure of the Beach” urge action to safeguard the world’s oceans and coastlines – along with the animal life found there.

West Coast
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CA - Saving Native Oysters

Ten estuaries on the West Coast of North America have been identified as priority locations for expanding the use of conservation aquaculture in a study led by the Native Olympia Oyster Collaborative and funded by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP).

West Coast
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OR - Could Locally Recycled Glass Be Used To Rebuild Lincoln Beach?

While sharing a bottle of wine a few years back, Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz commiserated about how much glass was ending up in New Orleans’ landfills.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Bipartisan Wildlife Proposal Would Enhance Fish and Wildlife, Add Jobs, and Grow Businesses in Texas

During the pandemic, Texans headed back to nature in record numbers, with more people visiting state parks, hunting, fishing, and boating than ever before

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - This Ambitious Project Aims to Rebuild Louisiana's Vanishing Coastal Wetlands

An influx of Mississippi River sediment promises to provide vital bird habitat and hurricane protection, but not without disrupting livelihoods.

West Coast
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Int'l - West Coast cleanup nets over 200 tonnes of marine debris

For weeks at a time, crews have been scouring remote sections of the West Coast — digging out massive fishing nets, hauling lines, tossing thousand of buoys and shifting mountains of Styrofoam to try to make a dent in the ocean refuse finding its way onto B.C.’s wildest shores.

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World - Five ways to ensure flood-risk research helps the most vulnerable

Studies are skewed towards resilient places and people: improve data, metrics, inclusion and more.

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