Latest Coastal News Filter

Unprecedented Shipping Disruptions Reshaping Global Trade, UN Report Warns


By Mike Schuler. The recent attacks on Red Sea shipping coupled with existing geopolitical and climate-related challenges are reshaping global trade routes with the potential for major economic and environmental implications. This is according to a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), titled “Navigating… SEE MORE

Scuba diving unlocks the depths of the ocean © kittisun kittayacharoenpong / Getty Images

Meet the Divers trying to figure out how deep humans can go


By Samantha Schuyler. Two hundred thirty meters into one of the deepest underwater caves on Earth, Richard “Harry” Harris knew that not far ahead of him was a 15-meter drop leading to a place no human being had seen before. Getting there had taken two helicopters, three weeks of test… SEE MORE


Getting back to business


By Paul Molyneaux. Putting the coast of Maine back together will take know-how and patience. After two back-to-back, record-breaking storms in Maine, there may not be any getting back to normal. According to a webinar offered by the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine, normal is over. The Gulf of Maine has risen 7.5… SEE MORE

Plastics in the Ocean: How They Get There, Their Impacts, and Our Solutions


By Marine debris is a pervasive problem facing our ocean and Great Lakes. Of all the trash that ends up in these important water bodies, plastics are the most common. This week, we’re exploring the problem of plastics in our ocean and the solutions that are making a difference. Globally, we… SEE MORE

Scientists Discover The Anatomy Behind The Songs of Baleen Whales


By Will Dunham. WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – It is one of Earth’s most haunting sounds – the “singing” of baleen whales like the humpback, heard over vast distances in the watery realm. Now scientists have finally figured out how these filter-feeding marine mammals do it. Baleen whales – a group that includes the… SEE MORE

NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center | Credit: NASA

NASA Climate Satellite Blasts off to Survey Oceans and Atmosphere of a Warming Earth


By Jonathan Watts. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest climate satellite rocketed into orbit Thursday to survey the world’s oceans and atmosphere in never-before-seen detail. SpaceX launched the Pace satellite on its $948 million mission before dawn, with the Falcon rocket heading south over the Atlantic to achieve a… SEE MORE

Atlantic Ocean Circulation Nearing ‘Devastating’ Tipping Point, Study Finds


By Jonathan Watts. The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that is “bad news for the climate system and humanity”, a study has found. The scientists behind the research said they were shocked at the forecast speed of collapse once the point is reached, although… SEE MORE

Alaska Senator Introduces New Bill to Strengthen Coastal Workforce, Fisheries, and Infrastructure


By Carli Stewart. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced the Working Waterfront Act, legislation that includes more than a dozen provisions aimed at boosting the workforce, energy and shoreside infrastructure, food security, and economies of coastal communities in Alaska and across the country. The bill will also support efforts to mitigate… SEE MORE