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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has taken an enforcement action against Calrincón Corp. and Karimar Construction Inc. for discharging fill material into wetlands without a permit in the Municipality of Rincón, Puerto Rico.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- New York City is at a disadvantage when it comes to New York State’s funding distribution policies, according to Mayor Eric Adams.
The Delaware Congressional Delegation announced $25 million from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be used for renourishment projects for Delaware’s bay beaches.
IN THE SUMMER OF 1926, HEAVY RAINS ACROSS THE MIDWEST SWELLED THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO RECORD LEVELS, precipitating a catastrophe that would unfold in slow motion . . .
The federal Interagency Working Group on Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IWG-OCM) has released the fourth annual report on progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes waters.
Pasadena-based consulting and engineering firm Tetra Tech Inc. announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s water office awarded it a five-year, $105 million contract to restore and protect watersheds and water bodies throughout the United States.
In 2016, then-President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada jointly charted a new course for collaborative leadership in the Arctic. With the motivation provided by our shared borders, close economic ties and the common challenges faced by the Indigenous peoples in both countries whose culture and way of life has flourished in this remote part of the world for thousands of years, Canada and the United States have played a pivotal role in promoting solutions to shared challenges in the Arctic.
The federal government must remedy its failure to follow a decades-old law to protect marine mammals in the Pacific.
For decades, this land along the Rivanna River was home to traveling carnivals and circuses with thousands of people coming to see elephants, tigers, clowns and high-wire acts. On occasion these 21 acres were known to flood, and in 1959 dozens of carnival workers lost their homes when their trailers were swept away.
Once hunted to near-extinction, the greatest threats to the endangered North Atlantic right whale now are accidental encounters with humans.
The Coast Guard has requested slightly less funding for fiscal 2024 than it was awarded this year, saying the proposed budget would adequately support the service "while building the Coast Guard of the future."
Assessments provide important data about the effects of chemical pollution on marine mammals.
A framework agreement to protect open oceans is the first step toward enacting protections for ecosystems that take CO2 from the air and store it for millennia in sediments.
U.S. and Canadian agencies worked together to deter orcas from the affected areas
The Takeaway: Five communities gained the assessments they need to guide resilience action, thanks to NOAA funds and community partners.
In an effort to fund locally led landscape-scale conservation and restoration projects, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced grant funding opportunities available through the 2023 America the Beautiful Challenge.
The 7% budget increase USGS received for fiscal year 2023 will leave many activities proposed by the Biden administration without funding, including in climate change research and resilience. However, supplemental funding has allowed the agency to accelerate certain priority mapping initiatives.
The definition of the phrase "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS), encompassing the jurisdictional reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act) and the related Oil Pollution Act of 1990, has been a source of contention between administrations and federal courts since the Act's passage in 1972.
The firm formerly known as Greka Oil & Gas has been ordered to pay $65 million after a federal court found gross negligence in a civil lawsuit filed jointly by the United States and California more than a decade ago.
Pollution and warming waters are leading to declines in seagrasses in some marine estuaries, a problem that Cape Cod National Seashore staff is planning to take a closer look at next year.
The sandy beaches, expanses of marsh and wild horses on Cumberland Island draw visitors to the barrier island each summer, but as with every other beach on Georgia's coast, that beloved terrain is shifting.
State wants to take over permitting control from feds, but costs and murky legal questions linger. State regulators say the move will allow more flexibility that will benefit both businesses and the environment in “Alaska’s unique conditions,” however, some senators expressed skepticism over efforts to take over what are known as “Clean Water Act Section 404” permits.
A coalition of more than 100 Mississippi River mayors are pushing for more investment in natural infrastructure, ecosystem restoration and disaster resilience. The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) released its policy platform during their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 1.
DAYTONA BEACH — Imagine living in a low-lying neighborhood so flood-prone that you have to worry about barricading your home with sandbags and fleeing for higher ground every time there's a tropical storm – or even just really heavy rainfall – headed your way.
Collaborative projects in Alaska and Washington will promote community-led science, knowledge-sharing to support environmental justice