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Federal, state and local agencies, as well as some nonprofits are eligible to take over the lighthouses for free.
North Atlantic right whales have gained protections and sea turtles are more imperiled under a new federal calendar for harbor dredging that came to light May 14 in a federal lawsuit that seeks to protect sea turtles.
Experts worry that some federal disaster aid is actually creating perverse incentives for cities and states — and deterring them from making better climate policies.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will shut down its Raster Navigational Chart (RNC) Tile Service and the online RNC Viewer on 1 October 2021.
The infrastructure bills taking shape in Congress will be the first test of the Biden administration’s ability to legislate on climate change. Most eyes are on how greener infrastructure can cut emissions of warming gases.
The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy Action Plan (the Strategy action plan) focuses on actions from April 2021 to April 2022. It describes what is already being done to achieve the ambitions of the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England (the Strategy).
MIAMI — The scene at Pahokee marina on Lake Okeechobee last week was a warning sign: A thick mat of algae in various shades of green, brown, gray and fluorescent blue covered the area around boat slips. In some spots, the gunk was so dense it stuck out 2 inches above the water.
Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) led a bipartisan coalition of the Texas delegation calling on Congressional leadership to prioritize funding for coastal resiliency projects like the Texas Coastal Spine in the American Jobs Plan.
Canada is in the enviable position of having the longest coastline in the world.
The federal government is overhauling the pricing model for its flood insurance program, and Frederick County residents have about three months to appeal upcoming changes to their rates.
President Biden announced last week that he is nominating oceanographer Rick Spinrad to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Spinrad previously served as head of the agency’s research office and as its chief scientist.
On-the-ground advocates have some advice for him.
He's been at the forefront of disaster preparedness on both the state and federal levels.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $31 million in funding to advance restoration work and improve water quality in the Gulf Coast states impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The funds will support three priority programs and related project work approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council as part of a multi-year process of collaborative planning and public engagement throughout the Gulf.
Texas can get up to $79 million in BP oil spill restoration money, Mississippi nearly $69 million, and Florida almost $74 million for ecosystem recovery projects and programs approved or extended this week.
Hurricanes caused catastrophic damage to East Coast military bases in 2018. Now, as it starts to rebuild, the Pentagon wants to make bases less vulnerable to future storms.
The grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), will be matched by nearly $125 million in partner funds.
The state will also help a sea level rise study on Longboat Key
New climate nominees include Montanan Tracy Stone-Manning, picked to lead the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management
The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal park and heritage designations.
The Biden administration has begun recasting environmental litigation as it reviews the government’s position in existing cases and adopts new policies already under attack by Republicans.
The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) has endorsed new legislation to end National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) subsidies for newly-constructed properties in areas vulnerable to flooding.
Diagnosed with asthma at 8 years old, Karlaine Francisco grew up thinking everyone had it.
On Wednesday, March 31, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Bill Posey (FL-08), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, and 35 House Members in calling on the Biden Administration to provide $10 billion in the next recovery package for coastal restoration and resilience projects.