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FL - DeSantis vetoes Everglades bill that advocates said would harm water quality

The governor said the bill would create “unnecessary and redundant regulatory hurdles” for restoration projects.

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FL - 'Forever chemicals' lurk everywhere Florida looks for them in the Indian River Lagoon

Everywhere scientists look in the Indian River Lagoon, they find so-called “forever chemicals,” in some places at almost four times the levels of what’s safe in drinking water, according to a recently published scientific study by the University of Florida.

Southeast
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FL - Weekend storm dumped this much polluted rainfall runoff into the St. Lucie River

As this weekend's tropical disturbance swept past the Treasure Coast, the rainfall runoff that flowed into the St. Lucie River for nearly nine hours Saturday averaged 180 million gallons daily.

International
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World - How we all paid for the shipping giants’ $150 billion windfall

We’re footing the bill for ocean carriers’ profits, even as their service gets worse

Southeast
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GA - Army planners finish environmental study for Brunswick Harbor widening and expansion

June 2, 2022 - After three years, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) planners have finalized an environmental study for Brunswick Harbor, Ga.’s widening, expansion, operation and maintenance. Corps officials signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the study May 25.

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FL - Congress passes legislation to address toxic algal blooms in South Florida, bill to target manatee restoration

Congress passed legislation in May, aiming to focus federal responses to South Florida’s harmful algae blooms, but local officials worry the bill may not be a timely enough effort to combat the decreasing manatee population.

Northeast
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MA - City of New Bedford awarded $72.7 million in federal funding to complete cleanup of harbor

On a day nearly 40 years in the making, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, U.S. EPA – New England Region, Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Representative Bill Keating, and local officials on the waterfront today to announce $72.7 million in federal funding to complete the cleanup of New Bedford Harbor.

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World - Several Factors Point To Shipping Being A Leading Cause Of Whale Shark Deaths

Freya Womersley, David Sims (The Conversation)–Over 80% of international trade is carried by sea. Much of what we use and consume everyday either has been or will be transported on huge vessels which plough the global ocean.

Southeast
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NC - Prized warship sunk off NC in 1862 is still in ‘astounding’ shape, stunned experts say

One of the nation’s most revered military shipwrecks was visited in May by a NOAA-backed team and they made a surprising discovery 16 miles off North Carolina.

International
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BR - A Waterway Project in Brazil Imperils a Vast Tropical Wetland

The Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland, has been battered in recent years by agricultural development, drought, and fire. Now, a push to turn the region’s key river into a waterway for soybean-laden barges threatens to alter the natural flows of this iconic ecosystem.

Southeast
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FL - Rep. Mast vows to stop toxic-water discharges from Lake Okeechobee

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS12) — As we approach the start of another summer, some in our area worry about another outbreak of blue-green algae.

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USA - Port of Long Beach and Amazon to Collaborate on New Real-Time Cargo Tracking Platform

The Port of Long Beach and Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, Inc., have agreed to work together on a “cutting-edge new digital infrastructure project” seeking to track cargo from origin to destination in real-time.

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VA - Port of Virginia says it’s ahead on carbon neutrality goal

The Port of Virginia said it’s ahead of schedule on its goal to be completely carbon neutral by 2040.

Southeast
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VA - Federal Funds for Project Making Virginia Deepest US East Coast Port

The Port of Virginia has secured all the necessary federal funding to complete a project which will make it the US East Coast’s deepest port. The new agreements commit the port and the US Army Corps of Engineers to collaborate to deliver the Norfolk Harbor widening and deepening project. Further, it allows the Army Corps to use federal funding to award its first construction contract on the project.

International
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World - Blue economy: how business leaders and scientists are improving ocean health

Friends of Ocean Action at the World Economic Forum, alongside partners, is bringing together global business leaders and scientists to tackle climate change, equity and biodiversity loss.. The 100 largest companies by revenue in the blue economy earned over $1 trillion in 2018. The Ocean 100 Dialogues offer an opportunity for companies to exchange best practices and lead collectively on corporate ocean stewardship.

Mid-Atlantic
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USA - All American to build offshore wind survey vessel for Geodynamics

All American Marine (AAM) was recently awarded the contract to build a 1,600-hp research and hydrographic survey vessel for Geodynamics, an NV5 company. The Shackleford is a 73'x26.7' semi-displacement aluminum catamaran hull that was developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design, Auckland, New Zealand.

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NC - Coast Guard establishes new waterway in Hatteras Inlet

WILMINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has established a new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, in Hatteras Inlet that replaces the former “South Ferry Channel.”

International
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World - Shipping’s future-fuel demand equal to entire current global renewables production, data shows Shipping Future Fuel •Clean fuel - Offshore Energy by Ajsa Habibic

The global shipping industry will require the equivalent of the world’s entire current renewable energy demand in order to replace fossil fuel use, a new report commissioned by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has shown.

International
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World - Giant container ships are ruining everything

I hate big boats, and so should you. In 2006, Maersk stunned the global shipping community with the introduction of Emma Maersk, a container ship that could carry nearly 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent units. (TEUs translate to about half of a standard forty-foot shipping container.)

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LA - $90 million dredging project expected to create economic boom for Acadiana

A $90 million dredging project in Iberia parish is underway. It’s a project more than 20 years in the making. The goal is to attract larger ships to the Port of Iberia. Bigger ships mean more commerce, and more jobs for Acadiana.

Southeast
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FL - Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem.

Southeast
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FL - Congress passes toxic algal bloom bill forcing federal response. Will Biden sign it?

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River Estuary are named in the proposed federal legislation.

Great Lakes
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NY - Lake levels are lower but still above average

Water levels on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair are lower when compared to recent years, but are still well above average, say conservation authority officials.