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It’s been one year since Hurricane Ian hit Lee County at a strong Category 4 intensity causing more than 150 direct and indirect deaths and creating more than $112 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane in Florida’s history.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (WGNO) — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that 500,000 gallons of fresh water from the Mississippi River have been transported to a water treatment plant in lower Plaquemines Parish.
The river has reached near-historic lows amid extreme drought in much of the basin for the second year in a row, which is slowing down shipping and driving up costs for everyone from barge companies to grain elevators. The whole industry is grappling with how to adapt to an increasingly chronic problem.
Concern is increasing in New Orleans with every mile a wedge of salty water gains in its slow creep up the Mississippi River toward the city, but there's still much locals and officials don't yet know.
GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) awarded the fourth and final multimillion dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CCSCIP) September 25, 2023.
The ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Shanghai have announced the creation of the first-ever green shipping corridor designed to accelerate emissions reductions at three of the world’s largest container ports and from vessels in transit from China to Southern California.
A coalition of Mississippi River mayors wants a 10-state compact that would establish collective management of the waterway.
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $12 million in grants to eight marine highway projects across the nation under the United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP).
Red tide in the water and in the air contribute to manatee deaths on Florida’s west coast, setting the region’s waterways apart from other troubled areas of manatee mortality in Florida, researchers say.
Maersk placed its first methanol-fueled container ship official into service with a naming ceremony in Copenhagen today of the Laura Maersk.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) says that daily transit limits and draught restrictions will remain in place until next year and warns it could make additional transit reductions if the drought persists.
Ft. Myers Beach in Florida. Vibrio vulnificus infections have been reported in Gulf Coast states this summer.
A boat carrying undercover officers from the Ben Tre Province environment police chugged along quietly along the river in Long Thoi Commune late one night in June.
Dutch Slough tidal freshwater marsh providing safe home for juvenile salmon and other fish
Three major water companies illegally discharged sewage hundreds of times last year on days when it was not raining, a BBC investigation suggests. The practice, known as "dry spilling", is banned because it can lead to higher concentrations of sewage in waterways.
Second of two parts. Read part 1. The final rule ending federal protections for isolated wetlands that the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army issued last week is another setback in the more than 40-year battle to protect North Carolina’s water quality.
A federal rule limiting agencies’ power to regulate water pollution will severely restrict protections for waters and wetlands throughout the country, but could also be subject to challenges from conservative groups that maintain the new rule exerts more federal jurisdiction than the U.S. Supreme Court intended in a May decision.
The memory of last fall still lingers of when the Lower Mississippi River dropped to a record low at Memphis, Tennessee, stalling barge traffic right in the middle of harvest. Now, one year later, levels at Memphis are stuck below zero gauge and causing concern of a repeat of 2022.
Sediment forms when rocks and soil weather and erode. We think of rivers as something that moves water, but just as important is its ability to move and shape the earth.
HONOLULU – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District, in partnership with the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, is announcing the release of a second Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA), which identifies a proposed plan for beneficial use of dredged material along the Hale‘iwa Beach Park shoreline, in Hale‘iwa, Island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i (Figure 1).
The expansion of the container handling capacity at the Port of Savannah, Georgia continues with the arrival of the second batch of massive container cranes which are part of the Georgia Ports Authority’s $1.9 billion infrastructure improvement plan.
Galveston City Council failed to approve a port plan to issue $50m in bonds to help pay for improvements to Cruise Terminal 25, the future home of Carnival Jubilee.
HOUSTON, Aug. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation ("Great Lakes" or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, announced today the award for the Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project Marine Dredging and Disposal contract.
Last week, Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation backed a proposal from U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., which “would prevent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from issuing a vessel slowdown zone in the Gulf of Mexico until the U.S. Department of Commerce demonstrates that the protocols developed to protect Rice’s Whales (RWs) in the Gulf will not negatively impact our supply chains or maritime commerce.”
The country’s largest estuary is under critical threat from pollution and climate change. The question is: Can it be saved?