Restoration and conservation project planning in Maine’s Scarborough Marsh — one of the coastal zone management projects recommended for funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — will improve public access and protect areas for marsh migration. (Image credit: Scarborough Land Trust)

Biden-Harris Administration announces $123 million for coastal habitat restoration through Investing in America agenda

5/7/2024 - By Funding will support NOAA’s efforts to increase community resilience to climate change and extreme weather events. Today, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Arati Prabhakar and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere… SEE MORE

Spring Outlook: Warmer for most of U.S., wetter in the Southeast

4/3/2024 - By Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service — predict above-average temperatures for most of the Continental U.S. and Alaska, as part of NOAA’s Spring Outlook released today for April through June.Meanwhile, NOAA’s National Water Center predicts a lower-than-average flood risk across the entire country, due… SEE MORE

Lobster Community Address Increase to Lobster Size Limits

3/26/2024 - By Carli Stewart. The Lobster Institute's U.S.- Canada Lobster Town Meeting took place in mid-January to open dialogue within the lobster industry in the Northeast of the United States and Canada. The event included various industry members, including commercial fishermen, scientists, policymakers, managers, and association representatives. Together, these individuals came… SEE MORE

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

2/24/2024 - 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

Clusters of Atmospheric Rivers amp up California Storm Damages

2/1/2024 - By LAURA CASTAÑÓN. When multiple atmospheric rivers hit California back-to-back, the economic damage from resulting rain and snowfall is three to four times higher than predicted from individual storms, a Stanford study finds. The insight could help water managers and disaster planners better prepare for future impacts of climate change.… SEE MORE