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It was certainly worth the wait. Key Biscayne on Monday was officially included in this year’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works Work Plan, combining a Beach and Back-Bay Feasibility Study that has been approved as a three-year, $3 million project.
From Avery Point to a senior leadership role in the crucially important federal agency
For those of you looking for funding to support important coastal resilience work in your communities - check out the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF). Our 2023 Request for Proposals is now live
This product consists of several datasets that map future coastal flooding and erosion hazards due to sea level rise (SLR) and storms along the North and South Carolina coast. The SLR scenarios encompass a plausible range of projections by 2100 based on the best available, science and with enough resolution to support a suite of different planning horizons.
As we are in the midst of calving season for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, I can’t help but think of Snow Cone. Right whale 3560, nicknamed Snow Cone for her markings that resemble the summertime treat, is a right whale that I had the privilege of watching nurture and play with her baby calf off the coast of Florida just last spring.
The National Coastal Resilience Fund will award approximately $140 million in grant funding to enhance coastal communities’ natural defenses against severe weather and flooding
The National Park Service is seeking public input on the possible development of a beach management plan at Padre Island National Seashore — part of a process that advocates of the seashore’s Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery have said could spell doom for the program and for tourism in the area.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), along with a bicameral, bipartisan group of lawmakers, introduced the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. This legislation would reform the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) to lift a current revenue cap that unfairly penalizes Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama.
The Takeaway: Five communities gained the assessments they need to guide resilience action, thanks to NOAA funds and community partners.
The role of women in hydrography is increasing worldwide. In 2022, NOAA participated in the international Empowering Women in Hydrography (EWH) programme initiated by Canada and the International Hydrographic Organization, by sponsoring three early career hydrographers for underway experience aboard NOAA hydrographic ships.
A key House Republican is putting forward a plan to make the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) an independent agency outside the Department of Commerce.
As more federal funding becomes available to help communities deal with growing climate change-related flood risk, much of it has been steered to wealthier, coastal communities better able to manage the sometimes complex and time-consuming application processes
Our ocean and coasts affect us — and we affect them. Almost 40 percent of the country’s population lives in coastal shoreline counties. And these counties contribute more than 9 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy.
While much of the country was relaxing over the winter holidays, federal lawmakers remained busy.
The Biden administration wants to collect detailed information from insurance companies to analyze how climate change is affecting the cost and availability of property coverage, including in North Carolina.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing adding mitigating climate change to its national focus over the next four years.
WASHINGTON — State and local government officials from across Louisiana are heading to the Washington Mardi Gras this week and their top question for the state’s congressional delegation is “what do we do now?”
NOAA announced on Tuesday the first round of funds totaling $20.5 million for the coordinated management of ocean and coastal resources around the country; the funding is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, with $832 million total being distributed over the next five years.
Congress focuses on flood protection and disaster recovery.
The new year brings challenges to Biden administration regulators: how to handle environmentally unfriendly riders inserted by lawmakers into the fiscal 2023 spending bill.
Engineering might be boring to over half the country, but this government agency got creative in imagining the purr-fect way to engage everyone.
This story is inspired by a question from Bay Curious listener Beth Touchette. She asked, "How did we end up allowing cattle in Point Reyes National Seashore?"
If you love tuna for its benefits in low-fat protein, thank some of our conservation-minded presidents who created the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM).
Millions of dollars, for projects large and small, will flow to each of Maine's counties in 2023 from state and federal coffers.