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TX & LA - NOAA Hires Fugro to Monitor Shoreline Changes in Texas, Louisiana

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded Fugro two mapping projects on the US Gulf Coast to monitor and quantify shoreline change in this flood-prone region.

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USA - Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

The Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2022 would require NOAA to collaborate with state, local, and tribal government entities on ocean acidification vulnerability assessments, research planning, and information sharing

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

MD - Supreme Court case may threaten future of Chesapeake Bay wetlands

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is currently deciding a case which may determine the future of wetlands around the Chesapeake Bay and across the country.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

MD - VAN HOLLEN, SARBANES, MEMBERS OF WORKING GROUP UNVEIL CHESAPEAKE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA DRAFT PLAN FOR PUBLIC INPUT AND REVIEW

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (both D-Md.) were joined by state and local officials, economic leaders, watermen, advocates for conservation, and others at Burtis House in Annapolis as they released draft legislation they’ve authored to create a unified Chesapeake National Recreation Area (CNRA).

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USA - One Year into Implementation of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Administration Celebrates Major Progress in Building a Better America

One year ago, President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. While “infrastructure week” was a punchline under his predecessor, President Biden is delivering an “infrastructure decade.”

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USA - U.S. Government Decides Against Adding Great Hammerhead Shark To Endangered Species List

It was a report many were looking forward to - whether or not the United States National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) would decide for or against adding the great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) to the Endangered Species List (ESA).

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USA - US Fish & Wildlife Service Hatches Rule to Ease Permitting for Energy Projects

A new federal proposal may reduce the burden and costs for wind energy projects and power lines to ensure compliance with federal wildlife protections.

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USA - Analysis finds ‘stunning’ lack of compliance with coal ash rules, putting groundwater at risk

Environmental groups’ comprehensive review of the latest company-reported data shows monitoring of drinking water sources is urgently needed.

Coastwide
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USA - Narrowing the ocean data gap

Backyard buoys' to improve access to vital ocean data for Indigenous and other coastal communities

Southeast
Federal

USA - Federal Support for Hurricane Ian Totals $1.74 Billion; FEMA Provides $684 Million in Individual Assistance to Jumpstart Survivor Recovery

WASHINGTON -- More than $1.74 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and to households to help survivors jumpstart their recovery after Hurricane Ian.

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USA - More than $700M in federal funds earmarked for seaports

Bolstered by additional funds from the infrastructure law, this year’s PIDP awards will make an unprecedented investment in U.S. port infrastructure, AAPA says.

Great Lakes
Federal

WI - Gov. Evers to nominate a Green Bay site for National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) designation

Designation will protect and restore the Green Bay water ecosystem, promote continued water research, and enhance the region’s economic, cultural, and recreational offerings

Mid-Atlantic
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USA - USFWS and NFWF Announce $3.5 Million in Grants to Restore and Protect Habitats in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Twelve grants represent the inaugural slate of awards from the new Chesapeake Watershed Investments in Landscape Defense (WILD) program

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USA - FEMA administrator urges Black communities to prepare for natural disasters after Hurricane Ian

Deanne Criswell, the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said many lessons were learned from the inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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USA - Hurricane Ian is proof: The US needs a national disaster safety board

Hurricane Ian is one of the most devastating disasters in Florida’s history—a state with a long history of tragedy.

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USA - Statement from the NOAA Administrator on the 50th anniversary of the MMPA, NMSA and CZMA acts

"In 1972, in response to the dire state of our environment and growing public concern, Congress passed a series of bedrock conservation acts to safeguard our nation’s coasts, shores, and marine ecosystems."

Northeast
Federal

RI - Climate Change Bears Down on Naval Station Newport, Aquidneck Island

The U.S. Department of Defense has concerns about sea-level rise and other climate-change impacts on Naval Station Newport, along the shores of Aquidneck Island.

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USA - Twenty Years of Growing Relevance: NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracks Tool

The Takeaway: This popular tool pulls in a wide net of users, from vacation planners and storm-history buffs to technical experts modeling storm risks.

Southeast
Federal

FL - Federal Support for Hurricane Ian Recovery Nears $1.3 Billion, FEMA Provides Over $595 Million in Individual Assistance to Jumpstart Survivor Recovery

More than $1.27 billion in federal grants, disaster loans and flood insurance payments has been provided to the state of Florida and households to help survivors jumpstart their recovery after Hurricane Ian.

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USA - How the New NOAA and DOI Mapping Tool Can Boost Climate Resilience

CMRA supports users in evaluating future climate threats to federally-funded projects. It also provides information on various federal grant programs that can fund climate resilience efforts.

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USA - Treasury Department launches assessment of how extreme weather is increasing insurance rates

The Treasury Department announced on Tuesday it is launching an assessment of worsening extreme weather and its impact on the cost of insurance.

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USA - The Inflation Reduction Act: Provisions And Incentives For Local Governments

President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) into law on Aug. 16, 2022 - the result of many months of negotiations among Democrats to advance some of President Biden's highest policy priorities.

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USA - The Clean Water Act at 50: Big Successes, More to Be Done

Sparked by the 1970s environmental movement, the Clean Water Act — which marks its 50th anniversary this month — transformed America’s polluted rivers. The Delaware, once an industrial cesspool, is one of the success stories, but its urban stretches remain a work in progress.