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LA - Fishing for Solutions: The race to protect coastal Louisiana's cultures and way of life

Fishing is in Lance Nacio’s DNA. When his great-grandfather came to the U.S., he settled in a fishing community called Manilla Village and made a living working the waterways around the village.

International
Waterways

World - 2022 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Navigating the waves of unpredictability

Shippers now need to reconsider how they position operations in a changing ocean market, how to plan and secure capacity, and how to develop long-term relationships with the most reliable ocean carriers. These are discussions focused on balanced, mutual commitments from all parties in an effort to mitigate future shipping chaos.

International
Waterways

World - Maersk's Mission to Decarbonize the Maritime Industry Remains a Challenge?

In 2018, Maersk set its sights on becoming carbon neutral by 2040. To that end, it has ordered 13 new ocean-going ships using only carbon-neutral fuels. The ships will arrive between 2023 and 2025.

Great Lakes
Waterways

MI - Two Generations and $70 Million Later, Muskegon Lake Is Restored

Audrey Whitaker, Circle of Blue – August 10, 2022 In West Michigan, Muskegon Lake will soon be removed from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The completion of restoration efforts comes after over 30 years and $70 million invested in cleanup. Along with the progress and promise of economic revitalization, there is still work to be done to protect water resources in this Lake Michigan Shoreline community.

International
Waterways

CAN - B.C. ocean's worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate

British Columbia’s ocean contributed almost $5 billion to provincial gross domestic product in 2015, a sum that is likely an underestimate, a new UBC study has found.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Here's why North Carolina's beaches could be filled with bacteria

Researchers in Morehead City say they're seeing more fecal matter indicator bacteria in the ocean water.

Great Lakes
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MI - New online map helps track harmful algal bloom reports in Michigan

LANSING — A new online mapping tool helps people know where harmful algal blooms in bodies of water have been reported in Michigan.

Coastwide
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USA - U.S. works with firms in supply chains to ease port congestion

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department (USDOT) said on Wednesday a supply chain pilot data-sharing project aimed at easing bottlenecks at congested U.S. ports has begun exchanging data and doubled in size.

Southeast
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FL - Water Quality Woes in S.W. Florida Linked to Seeping Septic Systems

From fecal bacteria to blue-green algae to red tides, Southwest Florida’s water quality has declined as its population has increased.

Northeast
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ME - Climate change has reversed 900 years of cooling in the Gulf of Maine

Nearly a millennium of cooling in the Gulf of Maine has been reversed over the past century.

International
Waterways

Central America - Researchers trace source of nitrogen pollution affecting world's second-largest barrier reef

Tropical coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse areas on Earth. And they're also on the front lines of effects caused by human activity. That's why it's becoming increasingly important, especially as human populations increase, to manage the impacts of runoff and wastewater that flow into the sea.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Shining example: Tampa Bay's water quality is declining after a half-century of gains

After decades of pollution suffocated Tampa Bay and killed half its seagrass and much of its marine life, unprecedented political cooperation and hundreds of science-guided projects brought the estuary back to life. Tampa Bay became a symbol for the success of the Clean Water Act of 1972, but seagrasses and fish have begun to die again.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - 86,000 pounds of ghost nets removed from single reef in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

More than 97,000 pounds of marine debris was removed from reefs and beaches of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands), including 86,000 pounds of ghost nets cleaned from a single reef.

Northeast
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NY/NJ - Port of New York and New Jersey adds fees for ocean carriers as shipping containers pile up

The Port of New York and New Jersey is adding a “container imbalance fee,” effective September 1, as a way to encourage ocean carriers to move containers out of ports more quickly. Port of New York and New Jersey is the nation’s third-largest port and the largest port complex on the East Coast, receiving millions of containers from Europe.

International
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UK - Warning to dog owners over toxic algae that can 'kill in 15 minutes'

Dog owners are being warned over a toxic bacteria that lives in freshwater during hot weather which can have fatal effects.

Northeast
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NJ - Watershed Institute warns residents about increased HABs statewide

The Watershed Institute is warning the public about the public health risk of harmful algal blooms, which have already impacted Millstone River and Lake Carnegie.

Northeast
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MA - Grant funds to hasten Massachusetts maritime industry

Coastal communities in Massachusetts are receiving an injection of state funds.

Mid-Atlantic
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VA - Whale-Sensing Buoy Deployed off Norfolk to Reduce Vessel Strikes

When whales meet ships in the ocean, it usually doesn’t end well for the whales.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Port of Corpus Christi sets new tonnage records for best quarter, six months in its history

The Port of Corpus Christi achieved its best quarter and best first half in the Port’s 100-year history, this month. The port is the number on crude oil export terminal in the U.S., shipping out almost 2 million barrels of crude oil daily

International
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World - Battery-powered box ships are feasible now; study models show potential to electrify 40% of traffic

By calculating the human and environmental costs of emissions, study authors show a cost-effective range of fully battery-electric propulsion of up to 5,000 km across all vessel sizes, as compared with heavy fuel oil (HFO)

International
Waterways

India - The Honnavar Port Has a Request: Could the Olive Ridley Turtles Step Aside?

In Karnataka, an upcoming port and the corresponding road and railway network could destroy a turtle nesting region in Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district.

Coastwide
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USA - NOAA Taps Planet to Track Oil Spills, Marine Debris, And Marine Life

Satellite imagery company Planet is providing data to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who are leveraging the company's PlanetScope and SkySat products to gain oceanic insights by evaluating oil spills, tracking marine debris, detecting vessels, and identifying large marine mammals like whales.

International
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FN - Toxic blue-green algae blooms grow in Archipelago Sea, Gulf of Finland

Thanks to warmer-than-average temperatures, blooms are not expected to decrease any time soon.

Coastwide
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World - Rising seas are the next crisis for the world’s ports

The delicate choreography of ships, trains and trucks at the world’s portshas been badly disrupted by the pandemic, and the turmoil is not likely to end soon. If a virus can have such an adverse impact on the journey of a plastic toy or automobile from Point A to Point B, consider the potential impact of something even more pervasive and powerful: water.