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The federal agency says that in addition to coastal Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi, the declaration covers adjacent counties and parishes.
The Alabama Department of Conservation announced Monday that interested parties can begin submitting project proposals they wish to be funded through Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) monies.
A new conservation area is to be created and an existing one extended in a bid to protect the breeding grounds of threatened seabirds.
A state project to help four species of fish pass more easily between the ocean and lakes and rivers in eastern Washington County is getting a $30 million boost from the federal government.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has made the fourth and final set of awards as part of a broader professional and technical services contract vehicle to support the agency’s environmental intelligence gathering mission.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models.
The U.S. Department of Interior Secretary’s reversal of a rule that limited where sand within federally restricted coastal zones may be placed is a change that makes good economic sense, proponents say, but one that environmentalists say is a step backward in protecting sensitive coastal resources.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Galveston District and the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 (DD7) are set to begin construction of the Port Arthur and Vicinity Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (CSRM).
NOAA is kicking off a year-long celebration to mark its upcoming 50th anniversary. Since its inception on October 3, 1970, NOAA has become one of the world’s premier science agencies that protects life and property, leads stewardship of the ocean and Great Lakes, and drives the blue economy — a mission that spans from the surface of the sun to the floor of the ocean.
The lake is claiming beachfront homes, flooding basements, submerging piers, closing parts of Lake Shore Drive and bike paths, and washing away beaches.
It’s a $6-billion scourge that afflicts Navy destroyers, cruise ships and historic vessels like the Queen Mary without fear or favor.
Hundreds more fishermen in Atlantic Canada are being drawn into the effort to protect endangered right whales this year.
The head of the state agency in charge of wildlife management said in a statement Wednesday that his agency, not the federal government, should be the one to decide if more areas of the Florida Keys would be off limits to commercial and recreational fishing.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FEMA reported its 2020 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in a transaction in which 27 private reinsurers assumed $1.33 billion of NFIP’s financial risk.
When President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package in December to keep the government funded through 2020, there was a climate policy milestone buried in the budget. For the first time ever, the government allocated funding for a federal agency to conduct geoengineering research.
Federal regulators are proposing a new way to limit water pollution from a dozen towns surrounding Great Bay.
Canada is set to join a growing club of “super-aged societies,” with a new report calling the 2020s a “demographic time bomb” that will see seniors become a quarter of the country's population.
The City of Sitka has gone on record opposing a proposed federal rule that would create special protections for humpback whales in Southeast waters, even though most of the whales that feed in the region are not listed as endangered or threatened.
Their catch this year has plummeted, while their exports to China have been gutted by the trade war. The government has imposed strict quotas on their primary bait. And they’re facing serious lawsuits that could affect how they fish.
Mike Parsons always dreamed of retiring to his hometown of Little Bay Islands. But when he and his wife moved back to the four-square-mile outpost off Newfoundland's northeastern coast in 2017, he never imagined they'd be its last inhabitants.
Local governments across south Louisiana are suing oil and gas companies over alleged damage to the state’s fragile coastline. Billions of dollars are at stake.
Two threats loom large as the third decade of the 21st century begins. While they manifest in starkly different ways, both are the product of human behavior. Both will profoundly shape our lives in the years to come — and there is little sign that we as a species are addressing and mitigating the consequences of either challenge. And, most alarming, only collective action will work. No matter how motivated some of us may be, failure to work together will ensure that these challenges overwhelm us.
The Costa Rican government last week signed a law creating a National Lifeguard Corps to increase safety on the nation’s beaches.
Army Corps of Engineers says it will take the time to review public comments
ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA has approved $1,241,315 for the State of Florida to help Nassau County defray the cost of repairing beach and dune erosion on South Amelia Island following Hurricane Irma. Funding is provided under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
Fishing for fall chinook is now banned in multiple rivers on Oregon’s north coast because extremely dry conditions have fueled a widespread die-off of the species.
Proposes funding for natural infrastructure, make D.C. eligible for coastal funding. Republicans say the legislation is unnecessary, sets arbitrary limits
Finds most ocean acidification, which harms marine life and coastal economies, has been triggered by 88 companies, including Exxon Mobil
Florida has an underappreciated secret weapon to help heal its ailing reefs: prickly sea urchins.
KEY LARGO (CBSMiami/FKNB) – NOAA and its Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monday announced an intent to raise almost $100 million to restore seven iconic coral reef sites off the Florida Keys.
This is the largest dedication of oil spill settlement funds to restore fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and deep-sea coral habitat to date.
North Carolina and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced Thursday more than $54.9 million in hurricane- and tropical storm-related public assistance grants have been approved for Emerald Isle and Holden Beach.
Owners of hurricane-prone properties are trying to pass the price of their high-risk choices onto all Texas property insurance holders this week, manipulating a little-observed corner of state politics while most of us are not paying attention.
A Chinese military supply ship has made its first transfer from a civilian vessel, Chinese media say. Routine though that may sound, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that the mid-November operation near the southeast coast kicks off a bigger program to resupply naval ships without requiring a return to shore.
Fourteen grants address management efforts, land-based runoff and capacity-building
A resolution to compulsorily acquire the access area to the beach at Jolly Harbour was passed smoothly in the Lower House of Parliament, yesterday, with no objection.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), joined by partners Shell and TransRe, announced $30 million in new grants to support coastal resilience projects in 23 states and U.S. territories.
New reports are questioning the effectiveness of cap-and-trade programs against climate change in California and for East Coast states. Emissions in California and globally are projected to skyrocket in the decades ahead unless significant action is taken.