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GA - Lawsuit opposes year-round dredging in coastal Georgia waters

ATLANTA - A coastal Georgia nonprofit is challenging a plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do away with seasonal limitations on dredging activities that have long protected sea turtles and other marine life.

Northeast
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RI - Six Prominent Women Guide Response to R.I.'s Coastal Changes

The coastal experts discuss the beauty of the Ocean State’s iconic shoreline and the many challenges it faces

International
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NZ - 'White gold' dug up for Auckland: The long, gritty battle over Pakiri's sand

To visitors, Pakiri Beach still looks like a slice of paradise; a long, empty arc of white sand extending from the Pakiri to Mangawhai. For locals like Haddon, there's worry. The beach has changed and not for the better.

West Coast
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WA - Seabed Mining Opponents Off WA Coast Find Win in Legislature

Supporters of the seabed mining ban say the practice would hurt sensitive habitats on Washington's coast.

Southeast
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Southeast - In the face of new proposed dredging deregulation that could mean 50 percent more sea turtle deaths, it seems strange that ‘relocation’ is no longer an option

It’s common to hear the phrase “There is no use in dredging things up,” but when it comes to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – the people charged with keeping U.S. waterways unobstructed for boats and ships – they feel just the opposite is true.

Coastwide
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GA - Ocean Visions 2021 Summit to Showcase and Explore Diverse Solutions for Pressing Ocean Challenges

Summit to feature prominent researchers, innovators, decision-makers, and funders on cutting edge of creating and advancing solutions in ocean-climate nexus.

International
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UK - Greenpeace protest in Teddington against deep sea mining

Activists with Greenpeace groups in Kingston and Richmond protested against government plans to promote mining in the Pacific Ocean this weekend (April 24-25).

International
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UK - National Trust for Scotland outlines its election manifesto with call to Scottish Government to beef up Marine Protected Area network

THE National Trust for Scotland is calling for the expansion of Scotland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network to protect and preserve sea life and help support coastal communities and economies.

Southeast
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FL - Coral health highlighted as three-year first phase starts for Mission Iconic Reefs

The week surrounding Earth Day 2021 was a good one for proponents of saving coral reefs both off the shores of the Florida Keys and around the world.

International
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Canada - Animal rights group trying to stop export of five beluga whales to Mystic Aquarium

A California-based animal rights group is urging Canada's minister of fisheries and oceans to not issue the export permit that Mystic Aquarium needs to acquire five beluga whales from Marineland of Canada in Niagara Falls.

West Coast
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CA - California Lawmakers Seek Cleanup of Old Dumped DDT Barrels

California lawmakers are urging federal officials and Congress to act after researchers mapped what appeared to be more than 25,000 barrels dumped in an area off the coast of Los Angeles known for DDT contamination.

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World - Time is running out for embattled Pacific leatherback sea turtles

Marine biologists warn that the western Pacific leatherback could go extinct without immediate conservation measures and transnational cooperation.

Southeast
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GA - After study of local plastic pollution, Savannah group proposes limit to help turtles, birds

Scientists like those at Savannah's Caretta Research Project, who study sea turtles on Wassaw Island, are finding plastic everywhere. Not just as litter on beaches where turtles nest, but inside the turtles, too.

Southeast
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FL - DeSantis, Army Corps reach deal on major Everglades project

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an agreement Thursday with the Army Corps of Engineers that will continue work on a key reservoir in Everglades restoration.

Southeast
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Atlantic - Along Southeast Coast, Plan to Protect 1 Million Acres of Salt Marsh Draws Broad Support

Fishermen, hunters, and others say safeguards would help nature and communities from North Carolina to Florida

West Coast
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CA - The Cows That Ate Point Reyes

Dairy and beef cattle are grazed at Point Reyes National Seashore sixty years after the properties were purchased by American citizens.

Coastwide
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US - With seas rising, stalled research budgets must also rise

Increased funds now for sea-level rise research can save money in the long run.

Coastwide
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World - Plastics and toxic chemicals are killing fish — and poisoning us

Plastic, pesticides and other toxic substances are devastating the world’s fish and marine animals, according to a report released Tuesday.

Northeast
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NY - Senate Passes Groundbreaking Environmental Legislation

(Albany, NY) Today, the Senate passed legislation in honor of Earth Day to continue protecting the state’s environment.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Reporter's Notebook: Covering climate change impacts in Louisiana

Louisiana, and of course New Orleans, will be ground zero over the next few years in the battle against climate change.

Great Lakes
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OH - UPDATE: Ohio Waives Clean Water Act 401 Certification for 16 Nationwide Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently determined that Ohio waived its right to issue a water quality certification (WQC) under section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the 16 new Nationwide Permits (NWPs) that went into effect on March 15, 2021.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Billy Nungesser, St. Bernard council oppose $2 billion Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

Coastal restoration initiative threatens fishing, dolphins, economies, cultures, foes say

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Geologist: Industry must collaborate with scientists on coastal land loss

The presidents of two energy lobbying groups recently lamented the shenanigans currently going on in the Louisiana Legislature in support of the coastal lawsuits.