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MD - Could artificial intelligence hold the key to saving the Chesapeake Bay?

AI is about to have a Bay moment, changing environmental science in land use, wetlands preservation, oyster propagation and more

Southeast
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GA - More cannons and artifacts discovered during Savannah River dredging

Seventeen cannons and artifacts were loaded onto a flatbed semitruck Jan. 31, 2023, at the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineers Depot and transported to the Conservation Research Laboratory at Texas A&M.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

USA - Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too.

Coastwide
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USA - Over $114 million recovered from polluters to restore waterways

In 2022, NOAA and our partners recovered over $114 million dollars from polluters to restore six contaminated waterways across the country.

Northeast
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NY - Port of New York shatters trade record, but latest shipping data hints ...

The Port of New York and New Jersey moved almost 9.5 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) for 2022, the first time in its history the port broke the nine-million container mark and another sign of its greater prominence in the global supply chain as more trade has moved away from the West Coast.

International
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NO - Norway finds ‘substantial’ mineral resources on its seabed (with news compilation)

A Norwegian study has found a “substantial” amount metals and minerals ranging from copper to rare earth metals on the seabed of its extended continental shelf, authorities said on Friday in their first official estimates.

International
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UK - England’s coast faces ‘multiple threats’ of dredging, sewage and pollution

Environment Agency paints bleak picture of coastal regions with eco-systems and people coming under increased pressure

Northeast
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NJ - Long awaited dredging of the Manasquan Inlet in New Jersey is finally taking place

Manasquan Inlet dredging to get underway in the next few days. There will be split work at first between Manasquan Inlet and Shark River Inlet before work is solely focused on Manasquan Inlet. A project and a plan long in the works to address marine life, beach life, and fishing industry is finally taking shape.

West Coast
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CA - Port of San Diego Study Unlocks Treasure Trove of Blue Carbon Information on San Diego Bay’s Eelgrass Beds

SAN DIEGO— The Port of San Diego is releasing the results of its first study on carbon sequestration and storage in eelgrass beds.

West Coast
Waterways

CA - 500,000 gallons of raw sewage fouls San Diego Bay after broken sensor shuts down pumps

The San Diego sewage spill was the largest of four reported in San Diego County on Monday that led to the county Department of Environmental Health to close beaches and bays to water contact BY

International
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World - Extreme storms and flood events cause damage worth billions to ports – and they are most disruptive to small island developing states

Shipping ports are crucial for the global economy. They handle the majority of trade, are industrial and transportation hubs and provide employment. But ports, by their nature, are located in coastal areas or on large rivers and are exposed to natural hazards such as storms and floods as a result.

Pacific Northwest
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OR/CA - Commentary: What a Long, Strange Trip to Kill Four Dams

Four dams on the Klamath River in northern California and southern Oregon will be removed this summer. For stakeholders, it’s been a long, strange trip to reach this point in the dams’ history.

International
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World - How big are the world’s largest ocean container ships?

Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine in June launched the largest container ship ever built, the aptly named Ever Alot.

Gulf of Mexico
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MO - Extreme conditions becoming more common along Missouri River

Historically low snowfall in the plains and mountains in the Missouri River Basin, as well as tributary runoff, has contributed to less water in the reservoirs that feed the lower Missouri River. Due to those reduced levels, the Army Corps of Engineers shortened the navigation season on the Missouri River by about a week in 2022.

Northeast
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NJ - Study: Deal Lake caught in seasonal cycle of harmful algal blooms by

April showers bring July harmful algal blooms (HAB) in New Jersey's largest coastal lake. A Monmouth University-led study published in the journal Urban Naturalist finds that Deal Lake is locked in a seasonal cycle that sees the system loaded with nutrients in the cold winter and early spring months, fueling bursts of cyanobacteria growth in the summer and early fall.

International
Waterways

LAOS - Controversial Mekong dam in Laos faces economic and regulatory hurdles

As locals await relocation and environmentalists raise concerns over impacts on the Mekong’s ecology, the future of the planned Phou Ngoy dam looks uncertain

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Flint Hills: Cleanup of Corpus Christi Bay oil spill 'largely complete'

The spill originated from a pipe failure at Flint Hills Resources’ Ingleside crude oil terminal. The company estimates that 335 barrels, or 14,000 gallons, leaked into Corpus Christi and Nueces bays.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

HI - Working Group: Most contaminating Hawaiʻi cesspools should be converted by 2030

In an effort to reduce the 53 million gallons of untreated sewage contaminating the State of Hawaiʻiʻs groundwater and surface waters each day, the Cesspool Conversion Working Group advised moving up the deadline for converting the worst offenders by 20 years, to 2030.

Great Lakes
Waterways

PA - Pennsylvania funding will protect Lake Erie Coastal Zone

Meadville, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that seven projects received Coastal Zone Grants totaling more than $280,077.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Environment Data Shows Hawaii Shippers Are Regularly Breaking Speed Limits In Sensitive Whale Zones

Matson and Pasha Hawaii are ignoring calls to slow down. But other major shippers have heeded requests to protect endangered whales.

West Coast
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CA - Long Beach deepening project wins federal go-ahead

On 23 December, President Joe Biden signed into law the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, the biennial legislation authorising federal flood control, navigation and ecosystem improvements that include the Channel Deepening Project.

International
Waterways

World - How does granting law to the river helps in environmental conservation

Mons (Belgium): Granting rights to rivers and forests has been embraced by environmentalists. But to understand its effectiveness, we must first look closely at the law.

Pacific Northwest
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WA - NEW LEGISLATION ALLOTS OVER US$1 BILLION FOR HARBOUR DEEPENING, FISH PASSAGE WORKS IN WASHINGTON STATE

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2023 recently signed into law by US President Joe Biden will authorise the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to proceed with planning a downstream fish passage facility at Howard A. Hanson Dam (HAHD) in King County, Washington, and a wider and deeper waterway in Tacoma, Washington.