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World - Blue economy can revive or destroy ailing oceans

'A blue-economy strategy that emphasizes protection and restoration can boost the oceans' ability to adapt to and mitigate climate change.'

International
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Int'l - The Last Coral Reef Wilderness: the Chagos Archipelago

In 2015, scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) came to the Chagos Archipelago to assess the status of the reefs. Over the course of two months at sea, they conducted thousands of surveys of the benthic and reef fish communities at over 100 locations across the archipelago.

International
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Int'l - Radical overhaul of marine planning to begin with draft Bill this week

Scale-up of marine protected areas (MPAs) follows criticism of ‘snail’s pace’ of progress

International
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Int'l - Tonga Firms Opposition to Deep Sea Mining

Tonga civil society strongly opposes deep sea mining and reaffirms a total ban on all mining activities, saying the region including the kingdom needs to act.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - Massachusetts' Ambitious Climate Law Facing First Tests

Massachusetts has turned a critical corner in its response to climate change.

International
Advocacy

Int'l - Russian River on the brink: Lifeblood of North Coast imperiled by deepening drought

Two winters ago, the Russian River was a swollen, chocolate-brown mass, full from bank to bank as it surged toward the Pacific Ocean, gathering runoff from sodden hillsides and frothing creeks amid torrential rains.

International
Advocacy

Int'l - India's Deep Ocean Mission: A Literal Race to the Bottom

'As such, it would be too much to expect that official India not follow the lead of powerful, mostly developed countries representing global capital. Yet mounting efforts, both nationally and internationally, must be made to slow down if not entirely stop the race for exploitation of deep sea resources...'

Northeast
Advocacy

MD - News Feature: The complex case of Chesapeake Bay restoration

Amid encouraging signs, researchers and activists are struggling to make progress in the face of agricultural inputs, climate change, and relentless development.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

TX - SpaceX's New Rocket Factory Is Making Its Texas Neighbors Mad

What Elon Musk has built on the remote mudflats at the southern tip of Texas is astonishing: gantries, fuel storage tanks, an Airstream trailer village, and a silver rocket straight out of Buck Rogers—all fronted by neon letters that spell out "Starbase."

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - A tiny Alaska town is split over a goldmine. At stake is a way of life

In Haines, where the salmon once leaped under snow-capped mountains, a massive mining project promises well-paid jobs – and threatens a fragile ecosystem

International
Advocacy

Int'l - Coastal communities take the lead: How plans to safeguard Southeast Asia's biodiverse waters are evolving

The lives of coastal dwellers and the ocean are intricately linked. New conservation initiatives build on this relationship, encouraging communities to take ownership of marine reserves and look after the resources that sustain them.

International
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Int'l - This time, the ‘danger’ sign must go up

There is a distinct possibility that one of our most treasured environmental assets, the Great Barrier Reef, will soon be listed by the World Heritage Committee as “in danger″⁣.

Coastwide
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World - The Loneliest Whale Trailer Goes on an Oceanic Quest to Find a Mythical Recluse

The director of Cropsey brings another mystery to the big screens in July with the documentary The Loneliest Whale.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - Lawsuit Aims To Protect Cape Cod Waters From 'Putrid Smells And Unsightly Scums'

The nonprofit Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the towns of Barnstable and Mashpee for failing to protect coastal waters from pollution.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

TX - “People Are Wiped Out”: Costs Pile Up as Hurricane Season Begins

Hurricanes, a winter storm, and spring floods have left low-income Gulf Coast residents exhausted and cash strapped before this year’s season, with no significant aid in sight.

Northeast
Advocacy

NY - Future of Chesapeake Bay should be 'reimagined' with climate change in mind, scientist reports

Some clean-up grades improve in a new report card, but one researcher says the bay will not return to its past condition while aquaculture growth is predicted

Coastwide
Advocacy

US - Congress should invest in nature to build disaster-resilient communities

As an astronaut looking back at Earth from space, I had a view of our planet and its weather systems that had me in awe of its size and scope. As the former leader of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), I also had a firsthand look at the power and devastation that storms and climate change inflict on our communities.

International
Advocacy

Int'l - Cleaning machinery devastates the plover habitat on the protected beach of Moncayo de Guardamar

Last June 9, in the course of a census of this species, carried out on the southern beaches of the municipality of Guardamar del Segura, within the framework of the census protocol established in the plover plover monitoring program in the Valencian Community , a member of this environmental group detected that the entire Moncayo beach had been razed by the passage of a cleaning machine, right up to the edge of the dune.

Caribbean
Advocacy

VI - Controversial St. Croix refinery ceases operations given ‘extreme financial constraints’

Limetree Bay Refining, facing tens of millions of unpaid bills and multiple class-action lawsuits, leaves the island with an uncertain future

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

LA - Three Hurricanes. A Deep Freeze. A Biblical Flood: Lake Charles Is America’s Climate Future

In one year, people in southwestern Louisiana lived through five major disasters on top of a pandemic. Another bad hurricane season is already here, and thousands still have holes in their roofs.

International
Advocacy

Int'l - Mistaken to be Extinct, Sea Eagles Spotted in Loch Lomond for the First Time in 100 Years

A White Tailed Sea Eagle comes in to catch a fish thrown overboard from a wildlife viewing boat on June 9, 2019 on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

Northeast
Advocacy

MD - EDITORIAL: Saving the Bay must be national effort

ALTHOUGH some progress has been made, the health of Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest estuary, remains precarious, according to the latest State of the Bay Report by the foundation working to preserve this national treasure for future generations.