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Southeast
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FL - Environmental groups sue Army Corps of Engineers over Okefenokee swamp protections

The Southern Environmental Law Center is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its summer decision to remove Clean Water Act protections from almost 600 acres of wetlands next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

International
Advocacy

USA - Global Warming Likely to Bring Climate Chaos to Ocean State

NOAA's latest report indicates it's likely coastal states are going to see at least 2 feet of sea-level rise between now and the end of the century.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

SC - Commentary: Saving Waties Island is South Carolina conservation at its best

At the northeastern tip of the Grand Strand lies a hidden sanctuary — an undeveloped maritime forest and beach in an area where nearly every acre of oceanfront land has been converted to condominiums, hotels and residential subdivisions. The soon-to-be designated state heritage preserve is called Waties Island, a green oasis in a virtually unbroken, 50-mile-long wall of development.

West Coast
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CA - Coveted oceanfront land will become a nature preserve

The scene from the privately owned ridgelines just northwest of Malibu is of untrammeled coastline where natural forces continue to unfold: Fog lifts off steep slopes scented with coastal sage that haven’t changed since Chumash Indians roamed them centuries ago.

Coastwide
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USA - Surfrider Foundation's State of the Beach Report Reveals Coastal States Most At Risk Are Least Prepared For Climate Impacts

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s ocean, waves and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network.

International
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World - Stopping the Expansion of Offshore Drilling Can Help Prevent the Worst Impacts of the Climate Crisis, New Analysis Finds

Oceana says stopping new offshore drilling, along with other ocean-based solutions, can deliver nearly 40% of the global emission reductions needed to keep the planet from warming to catastrophic levels

Southeast
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FL - Hurricane Ian’s Deadly Impact on Florida Seniors Exposes Need for New Preparation Strategies

All kinds of natural disasters — hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, dangerous heat waves — pose substantial risks to older adults. Yet, not enough seniors prepare for these events in advance, and efforts to encourage them to do so have been largely unsuccessful.

International
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World - Seagrass Science Advancing Throughout the Western Indian Ocean

Protection and restoration of coastal wetlands can help countries meet climate goals

International
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World - The Pacific’s future: ‘It’s either rats or reefs’

Invasive species are driving biodiversity loss in the Pacific. Island nations can fight them, if the world helps.

Northeast
Advocacy

NY - ‘They Lied to All of Us’: Ten Years After Hurricane Sandy, Construction Begins on Staten Island’s Promised Wetland

Staten Island residents who sold their homes to the state as part of one of the country’s first major “managed retreats” were promised the land would be returned to nature. Instead, part of it is being turned into a soccer complex.

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - BIG STORY: New conservation fund to protect undeveloped barrier island

Efforts to protect the last undeveloped barrier island in Horry County at the eastern tip of South Carolina took a huge leap forward with two $500,000 donations to a new fund to protect land.

International
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World - Blue climate solutions: the role of marine natural capital in mitigating climate change

Martin Koehring, head of Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative, reports back from the Valuing Natural Capital Conference 2022 in Geneva, where he spoke about the importance of ocean ecosystems.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - New Oregon timber harvest rules aim to protect fish, provide long-term economic benefits

The Oregon Board of Forestry approved more than 100 changes to the Forest Practices Act at a special board meeting Wednesday.

International
Advocacy

World - Hari Balasubramanian on Investor Interest in Nature-based Solutions

An interview with Hari Balasubramanian as part of a series unraveling how investment in nature-based solutions delivers positive environmental, social and economic impacts, creating a better future for everyone.

Northeast
Advocacy

NJ - When the Ocean Met the Bay: 10 Years Later, an Oral History of Superstorm Sandy

Beaches decimated. Homes, businesses and lives destroyed. Boardwalks reduced to splinters — and a roller coaster plunged into the sea. A decade after Sandy made furious landfall at the Jersey Shore, the region is still feeling her effects. The story, and the legacy, in the words of the people who lived through it.

International
Advocacy

AUS - More whales get stuck in fishing gear as marine scientists seek new ways to rescue them

Marine animal rescuers are trialling different ways of freeing whales stuck in fishing gear off the West Australian coast in response to changing trends.

West Coast
Advocacy

CA - Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard | A tsunami downtown? Let’s check models

Two weeks ago, the Sentinel printed a story headlined: “California updates tsunami hazard maps for 7 counties.” These new maps were prepared by the California Geological Survey – as distinct from the U.S. Geological Survey — and include an update for Santa Cruz County.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - The end of the road for Pebble Mine

How an Alaska Native community protected its land, salmon fishery, and culture from a ruinous mining project

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Pine Islanders deserve more than lectures after Hurricane Ian

Few people outside of Southwest Florida have heard Pine Island. Even fewer know about Bokeelia or Saint James City, the island’s two towns. And that’s OK.

International
Advocacy

World - Call to Earth Day returns to CNN, with Global Day of Action focused on Ocean conservation

CNN will once again use its platform to shine a light on the environmental emergencies facing our planet, as Call to Earth Day returns on Thursday November 3rd for a day of action.

Coastwide
Advocacy

USA - Opinion: As America grapples with the climate crisis, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

One in every three American adults say they have been personally affected by an extreme weather event in the past two years, according to Gallup.

West Coast
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CNMI - Letter: More work needed on MPAs

The waters surrounding the Mariana Islands have some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the United States.