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FL - More manatees seeking out springs in winter, increasing the need to protect these habitats

As summer winds down in Central and North Central Florida, we are anxiously awaiting the annual manatee season that officially runs from Nov. 1 through March 30.

International
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World - NASA: Shipping’s ‘ghostly fingerprints’ fading since IMO sulphur cap

NASA satellite observations show a decrease in the number of clouds seeded by ship pollution, a new study shows.

Southeast
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GA - Ports leaders fear impact of whale strike measure

Billions of dollars and thousands of jobs are at stake in Georgia if the federal government expands the North Atlantic Whale Strike Reduction Rule in its current form, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority warns.

Northeast
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USA - An ‘Existential Threat’ to the Marine Industry

The NMMA is calling on every industry employee and stakeholder to oppose a federal proposal that would slow many East Coast boats to 10 knots

Pacific Northwest
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WA - Corps Of Engineers To Study Improvements To Lower Columbia River Turning Basins

Leadership from the Ports of Longview and Kalama, Wash., and the Portland Engineer District have agreed to fund an estimated $2.1 million study of potential improvements to lower Columbia River turning basins.

Coastwide
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USA - 50 years ago, the Clean Water Act promised to fix America’s water. Did it succeed?

A half-century after its passage, the Clean Water Act still has a long way to go to ensure safe water for all Americans.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - National group designates Neuse ‘River of the Year’

GOLDSBORO – River conservation organization American Rivers, based in Washington, D.C., announced Monday that it was honoring the Neuse River as its 2022 “River of the Year.”

International
Waterways

World - Advantages And Disadvantages Of Bigger Vessels For Container Carriers And Ship Owners

Over the past decade, the shipping industry has undergone a revolution in scale, with vessel sizes increasing exponentially.

Southeast
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FL - Corps extends public comment period for proposed dredging and material placement for the Miami Harbor Navigation Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period for its proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for maintenance dredging and dredged material placement for the Miami Harbor Navigation Project at Port Miami, in Miami Dade County, Florida.

Northeast
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NY - Officials Blast Decision Allowing Dredge Spoil Dumping In LI Sound

"It will have devastating effects on the ecosystem." — Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Oyster shells are helping to save Native American historic sites in Terrebonne Parish

For the past six years, the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe has battled to stop its historic earthen Indian mounds from slipping into the sea, looking to the power of oyster shells to protect them. Now, it has expanded that effort.

International
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India - Vizhinjam Port's Construction Prompts Complaints Over Coastal Erosion

India’s State of Kerala has announced it will set up a four-member special committee to review local complaints about the ongoing construction of Vizhinjam Port, a project of industrial conglomerate Adani Group.

Coastwide
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World - The Latest Menace on Supply Chains Is Mother Nature

Climate change and the extreme weather it spawns are making it harder for tangled supply chains to sync up with a slowing global economy.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Miss Katie Dredge Community Day & Christening Ceremony set for October

Dare County, in partnership with EJE Dredging Service, will host a christening ceremony and community day in Wanchese on Thursday, October 13, 2022, to honor Miss Katie, the new 156-foot-long shallow-draft hopper dredge.

International
Waterways

UK - Marking 50 years of protecting the oceans from dumping

IMO is marking five decades of the London Convention, adopted in 1972 to protect the oceans from dumping of wastes. The Convention was updated in 1996 by the London Protocol, a comprehensive stand-alone global agreement, however the two treaties work in conjunction to regulate the dumping of wastes at sea.

Coastwide
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USA - Winds of Prosperity

Breakbulk ports benefit from the high cost of container shipping and the growth of offshore wind.

International
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World - Shipping Spotlight Turns to LNG

In a landscape where each shipping sector is taking its turn in the spotlight, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) tankers have been waiting for their time in the limelight.

International
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World - Converting boxships to methanol & ammonia is feasible and cost-effective, report says Clean fuel -

Converting containership vessels to alternative fuels is technically and economically feasible, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping said citing findings of a new report.

Coastwide
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USA - Harmful Algal Blooms: No Good, Just the Bad and the Ugly

Natural and human factors are leading to larger, more frequent, and longer-lasting algal blooms. Recent research is increasingly revealing the scope of the problem and informing potential responses.

Northeast
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NY - New York trumps LA and Long Beach in box throughput for the first time (with ocean shipping compilation)

In the extraordinary period for container shipping where seemingly all old metrics have been discarded, another new astonishing statistic has emerged – the United States has just crowned the port of New York and New Jersey as the nation’s top port for box throughput for the first time.

Northeast
Waterways

NYC - The Resurgence of Aquatic Mammals in the New York Harbor: What Does This Mean For Us?

New York City has long since had the reputation of being riddled with litter, and this unclean notoriety had also been assigned to the City’s waters. The New York Harbor had been for years the chosen spot factories would dump their toxic waste, until the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, with the aim to restore and maintain the nation’s water’s health and cleanliness.

International
Waterways

CAN - British Columbia municipalities want action on cargo and cruise ship pollution Coast Reporter

Scrubber wastewater is acidic and contributes to a lesser-known climate threat called ocean acidification.