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Record Amount Of Seaweed In The Caribbean

8/5/2022 - By Dánica Coto. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Near-record amounts of seaweed are smothering Caribbean coasts from Puerto Rico to Barbados, killing fish and other wildlife, choking tourism and releasing stinky, noxious gases. More than 24 million tons of sargassum blanketed the Atlantic in June, shattering the all-time record,… SEE MORE
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NOAA: Protecting Georgia’s Coast with Oyster Reefs

8/5/2022 - By NOAA. Two projects assisting oyster reef habitat restoration that will protect Georgia’s saltwater marshes and coastline. With a depleting shoreline and rising sea levels, scientists in coastal Georgia have been looking to further protect their shorelines with the restoration of oyster reef habitats. Restoring oyster reef habitats has been… SEE MORE
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July 2022 – News from Our Coasts

7/18/2022 - COASTAL NEWS FOR JULY Updates from US Harbors In August we honor the dedication and courage of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790, which is why on this day we celebrate the courageous work of these service… SEE MORE
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How Scientists Are Working to Restore Kelp Forests

7/15/2022 - By Elizabeth Devitt. Hidden beneath the waterline, the world’s kelp forests grow along more than one-quarter of all seacoasts, supporting a richness of biodiversity that naturalist Charles Darwin believed could rival that of tropical rainforests. But also unseen, these critical habitats are vanishing due to warming ocean currents, pollution, overharvesting… SEE MORE
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Cleanup of the Gowanus Canal “Inadequate” Says EPA

7/15/2022 - By Brownstoner A federal official has said that current and future residents of Gowanus should know that the ongoing cleanup of the Gowanus Canal is “inadequate,” and will remain that way until the city finishes construction on two behind-schedule sewage retention tanks. “[We should be] getting the message out to… SEE MORE