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FL - Key Biscayne earns critical inclusion into Corps of Engineers’ shoreline study

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.

Coastwide
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USA - National Coastal Resilience Fund 2023 Request for Proposals is Now Live

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

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

NC/SC - USGS releases great new coastal data product: Future coastal hazards along the U.S. North and South Carolina coasts

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.

Northeast
Federal

USA - New NOAA rules to protect right whales blocked by Congress

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.

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USA - NFWF Announces Release of the National Coastal Resilience Fund 2023 Request for Proposals

The National Coastal Resilience Fund will award approximately $140 million in grant funding to enhance coastal communities’ natural defenses against severe weather and flooding

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - LOCAL NEWS Padre Island National Seashore seeks public input for beach management plan. Here's what it means.

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.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Kennedy backs bill to return more offshore energy revenue to Louisiana, Gulf states

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.

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USA - NOAA Gulf Coast Resilience Grants Go Far

The Takeaway: Five communities gained the assessments they need to guide resilience action, thanks to NOAA funds and community partners.

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USA - Women power NOAA hydrography - Navigating the field and reaching leadership positions

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.

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USA - House Science Committee chair looks to make NOAA an independent agency

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.

Coastwide
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USA - In climate resilience push, US federal cash flows to coastal rich

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

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USA - Perspectives on Coastal Decision Making - Podcast: Episode 62

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.

Mid-Atlantic
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USA - Plan to assess risk of climate change on insurance, including in NC, courts controversy

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.

Coastwide
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USA - U.S. EPA Seeking to Focus on Climate Mitigation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing adding mitigating climate change to its national focus over the next four years.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Louisiana takes another swipe at more federal offshore cash

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?”

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

TX - NOAA awards funds for ocean and coastal management in Gulf of Mexico

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.

Coastwide
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USA - Spending law presents challenges for environmental regulators

The new year brings challenges to Biden administration regulators: how to handle environmentally unfriendly riders inserted by lawmakers into the fiscal 2023 spending bill.

Coastwide
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USA - How the Army Corps of Engineers Made Us Love Their 2023 Calendar: They Added Giant Cats! (And it’s Free)

Engineering might be boring to over half the country, but this government agency got creative in imagining the purr-fect way to engage everyone.

West Coast
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CA - Cattle Ranching Is at the Center of a Battle Brewing in Point Reyes

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?"

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - A large marine-life refuge with a very long name

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).

Northeast
Federal

ME - State, federal lawmakers direct millions toward climate projects

Millions of dollars, for projects large and small, will flow to each of Maine's counties in 2023 from state and federal coffers.