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SC - Leaking sewage a threat to SC coast; state agency isn’t doing its job, suit says

In a lightly populated area of northern Charleston County, developers are planning two major projects that could bring hundreds of new homes to the doorstep of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

Coastwide
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USA - How Floating Wetlands Are Helping to Clean Up Urban Waters

As cities around the world look to rid their waterways of remaining pollution, researchers are installing artificial islands brimming with grasses and sedges. The islands’ surfaces attract wildlife, while the underwater plant roots absorb contaminants and support aquatic life.

Southeast
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FL - Here, there, everywhere: Red tide plagues SWFL after Hurricane Ian

Many believe Florida conservatives are ideological incapable of effectively responding to water quality issues but complex issue allows denialism to flourish.

International
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World - Stepping up to decarbonise the maritime industry

In recent years, shipping’s emissions have come under more scrutiny than ever before. COP26 was a standout event for shipping, where it featured high on the agenda, and discussions resulted in strong pledges from many attendees.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

FL - Here, there, everywhere: Red tide plagues SWFL after Hurricane Ian

Red tide is blooming along coastlines from Sarasota to Collier counties, and while scientists have yet to discover what kick-starts a red tide blooms, research has proven heavy rains, storm surge, and flooding from tropical storms like Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28, 2022, wash nutrient-rich water back into the Gulf of Mexico, which can "feed" existing blooms and make them stronger, bigger, and last longer

Gulf of Mexico
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GOM - Satellites cast critical eye on coastal dead zones

Scientists have found a new and better way to use remote sensing to understand where coastal dead zones are and predict changes.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - The world’s largest dam removal will touch many lives in the Klamath River Basin

The four-dam teardown brings hope and uncertainty to residents in an area of Southern Oregon and Northern California where drought has made water a source of controversy.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Health officials issue Red Tide Alert for Lee County

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County has issued a Health Alert for the presence of red tide blooms near Boca Grande Pass, Captiva Pass, Red Fish Pass, Buck Key near Blind Pass, and Little Bokeelia Island. This is in response to water samples taken on Nov. 14. The public should exercise caution in and around Pine Island sound and South Charlotte Harbor.

International
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CN - World’s largest LNG bunker vessel is here

Hai Yang Shi You 301, described as the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, has been officially put into operation by China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s subsidiary Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI) following a conversion project.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Reducing collisions between ships and whales? There are apps for that, but they need work

Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often in the Pacific Northwest that ships collide with whales. But when it does, it’s upsetting, tragic and the whale probably dies. Three separate teams have developed smartphone-based systems that can alert commercial mariners to watch out, slow down or change course when whales have been sighted nearby.

Great Lakes
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MI - As it happened: How local news reported the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

NORTHERN MICHIGAN — Forty-seven years ago “the gales of November came early” to Lake Superior. The Edmund Fitzgerald, one of Michigan’s most well-known freighters, sank in the dark, choppy waters near Whitefish Bay on Nov. 10, 1975. All 29 people onboard were lost.

Coastwide
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USA - Making room for the river: Communities look at nature-based solutions

The western border of Atchison County, Mo., follows the twisting path of the Missouri River. Acres of corn and soy fields once lined its shores, but after a nearby levee suffered seven breaches in the Flood of 2019, the cropland was ruined.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - WDSU Investigates: $12 million marina paid for by federal funds sits shuttered

$12 million marina paid for with federal funds sits shuttered, WDSU Investigates who's to blame

International
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World - MTR100 Spotlight: Bayonet Ocean Vehicles

The MTR100 is a look at the 100 leading companies, technologies and people in the global subsea sector.

Southeast
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FL - USACE: Weekly Water Levels in Key South Florida Water Bodies

Here are the latest water levels in key south Florida water bodies from data collected between October 24 through October 30. Total volumes are reported in acre feet (AC FT).

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Port of Morgan City Receives $10 Million PIDP Grant Award for Western Dock Expansion – Phase 3B

The United States Department of Transportation announced today that it will invest more than $703 million in 41 projects in 22 states and one territory to improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - After Ian, Florida’s waterways could remain polluted for months

In the weeks since Ian pulled away from the Sunshine State, city workers and concerned citizens filed hundreds of pollution reports to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection

Northeast
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USA - Right Whale Speed Limits for Ships May Be Applied to Small Craft

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service is reviewing its seasonal East Coast speed limits for protection of the North Atlantic right whale, but not quickly enough for environmental activists, who argue that this endangered species needs faster protection from speeding small craft.

Coastwide
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USA - Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $703 Million To Improve Port Infrastructure, Strengthen National Supply Chains, Lower Costs

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $703 million to fund 41 projects in 22 states and one territory that will improve port facilities through the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program.

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - The Aleutian Islands could become a hub for zero-emissions shipping

It started with a question: Is it possible for the large container ships traveling from China to the United States to make the trip using renewable fuel sources?

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Clear—Not Just Clean—Water Matters for North Carolina’s Coast

As state commission prepares to set water clarity standard, a look at what it means and why it’s important

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - LSU Experts Weigh-in on Record Low Mississippi River Levels

In the month of October, the Mississippi River has seen record low levels from Illinois to Louisiana.

International
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World - Insights from the 50th International Congress of Maritime Museums

For many, the ocean is life. It provides transportation, work, commerce, food, recreation—tales as old as time and shared by people across the globe.