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Japan considers closing off Katoku beach as climate change and storms ravage region

It’s one of the final stretches of pristine sand and crystal clear water in a country ravaged by wild storms. And a fight is brewing to stop its “horrendous” transformation.

Coastwide
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World - Island nations rise up as their homelands start to sink

Dressed in a business suit and standing thigh-deep in seawater on the rocky coastline of his low-lying island home, Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe addressed dignitaries via video at the Glasgow climate conference this week.

International
Advocacy

India - Why beach sand mining is so dangerous

Our most beautiful Indian beaches are under serious threat from recent plans to legalise private-sector beach sand mining. Legalizing sand mining on beaches will destroy holiday and recreational facilities which so many of us take for granted. It will also destroy coastal fishing livelihoods and worsen the effects of climate change and sea-level rise.

International
Advocacy

S Africa - Activists petition to stop Shell’s planned seismic survey in seas off Eastern Cape

Activists say the survey, to search for oil and gas, will disrupt and threaten marine life, and adversely affect fishing communities in the area.

Coastwide
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USA - Surfrider's 5th Annual State of the Beach Report Reveals the Majority of Coastal States Are Not Prepared for Climate Change Impacts

The Surfrider Foundation, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, today announced the release of its fifth annual State of the Beach Report.

Coastwide
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USA - The inextricable ties between national security, natural security and our oceans

The idea of the American Dream is as old as America itself. We want the best for our children and grandchildren. It’s time to come together, rethink our relationship with the natural world, and recommit to an America that is beautiful, on land and in the ocean.

Coastwide
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USA - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must evolve to meet the growing demands of climate-fueled flood risk

EDF and nearly 100 organizations and experts send a call to action urging the Corps to usher in a new era of comprehensive, equitable and nature-based flood risk reduction

International
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World - UNDP's Climate Promise in Action in Asia and the Pacific

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. With its extensive coastlines, low-lying territories, and many small island states, the Region is highly susceptible to rising sea levels and weather extremes, such as drought, flooding and typhoons.

Southeast
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LA - Faith groups increasingly join 'impatient, feisty, unstoppable' fight against climate change

POINTE-AUX-CHENES, LA. — On a boat ride along a bayou that shares the name of his Native American tribe, Donald Dardar points to a cross marking his ancestors' south Louisiana burial ground — a place he fears will disappear.

Coastwide
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TX - EarthX Hosted U.S.-Mexico Hunting and Conservation Forum in Honor of Half-Earth Day®

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Former Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O’Mara Served as Keynote Speakers

International
Advocacy

UK - COP26: British Government leads on Ocean Action Day

The UK Presidency called world leaders to take ambitious steps towards ocean health to achieve net zero ambitions and keep a rise of no more than 1.5°C within reach.

International
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World - Eight Startups Pursuing A Sustainable Blue Economy Via BlueSwell

The sustainable growth of a blue economy doesn’t have to come at the cost of ocean health, say leaders from BlueSwell, a Boston-based incubator run by SeaAhead Inc. and the New England Aquarium.

International
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Latin American countries join reserves to create vast marine protected area

‘Mega-MPA’ in Pacific will link waters of Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica to protect migratory turtles, whales and sharks from fishing fleets

Great Lakes
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Great Lakes - Advocates for Great Lakes hoping for investments to address coastlines, pollution, drinking water

When Joe Biden became president in January of 2020, the Alliance for the Great Lakes made a list of five priorities they felt were needed for environmental investment programs in the Great Lakes. They are:

International
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World - Seaweed to heal the planet

Seaweed forests and algal beds cover about 3.5 million square km of our planet — only about 1% of the ocean’s surface — but these amazing ecosystems generate benefits to people and nature far out of proportion to their size.

International
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World - How ocean protection improves lives on land

In the province of Batangas in the Philippines, marine protected areas (MPAs) and seasonal fishery closures have been implemented since 2014 to combat indiscriminate and illegal fishing, which took a heavy toll on fish stocks.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - They're tracking the health of Maui's beaches ― one water sample at a time

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - They are regulars at Maui’s beaches. Volunteers in blue tshirts carry small buckets into knee-deep surf to collect water samples off south and west shorelines.

West Coast
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CA - California Water Wars: Tribes, fishermen, conservationists demand action to restore flows in Klamath tributaries

Yesterday, Save California Salmon, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations (PCFFA), and 12 California environmental organizations joined Klamath River Tribes in asking the California State Water Resources Control Board to establish permanent instream flow requirements for the Scott and Shasta Rivers, two of the Klamath River’s largest tributaries, according to a press release from the groups and Tribes.

Pacific Northwest
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WA - An ambitious new alliance works to identify what's happening to our crucial kelp forests in order to protect — and, hopefully, restore — them

THE SUQUAMISH PEOPLE call this marshy stretch of coastline Doe-Kag-Wats, or “Place of Deer.” Decades ago, massive rafts of bull kelp floated here off the Kitsap Peninsula. Rising from ropy stalks anchored on the seafloor, the prodigious algae unfurled slick, brown fronds that bobbed on the surface like banners.

International
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UK - Plastic pollution timebomb as coastal landfill sites start eroding into sea

As we countdown to Cop26, the Mirror's Nada Farhoud looks at the vile waste being spewed up by eroding coastal landfill sites where decades of trash begins to wash into sea as erosion exposes old rubbish

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Galveston Bay Foundation Acquires Over 4700 Acres of Coastal Habitat in Brazoria and Galveston Counties

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) recently acquired 4,714 acres of coastal habitat along Halls Bayou and West Galveston Bay in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, to be named The Chocolate Bay Preserve. The preserve will be forever protected as open space and natural habitat.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Lawsuit Launched Against Manatee County Over Proposal to Inject Toxic Waste From Piney Point Phosphogypsum Stack Into Aquifer

The 215 million gallons of discharged wastewater spread throughout the estuary and into Sarasota Bay, transporting tons of nitrogen and other pollutants into waterways and communities and spurring a red-tide bloom that killed thousands of tons of marine life, including sea turtles and manatees