Heron in Louisiana marsh (Photo: AdobeStock)

Louisiana Living Shoreline to Protect Levees, Restore Wetlands, and Reconnect People to the Coast

9/23/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov. With $4.5 million dollars in funding from NOAA under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, Jefferson Parish is building the first living shoreline to protect a federal levee system. Standing outside of Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant—one of the Bucktown, Louisiana, restaurants to come back… SEE MORE
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Large Geomagnetic Storm Hits Earth

6/13/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov On April 21, 2023, a coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the sun, spewing out a burst of plasma that raced toward Earth at nearly two million miles per hour and generated a severe geomagnetic storm (level 4 out of 5 on NOAA’s space weather G- scale) at 3:26… SEE MORE
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Environmental impacts of increasing leisure boating activity in Mediterranean coastal waters

2/23/2023 - By www.sciencedirect.com [caption id="attachment_44806" align="alignnone" width="512"] 1950s_boat_Gloucester_Massachusetts_USA_5336085003 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Leisure boating is an important economic activity which is increasing in popularity worldwide, and the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular nautical tourism destinations in the world. While the overall ecological impacts of recreational boating on freshwater ecosystems… SEE MORE
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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/26/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. Investments in the environment are paying off for a California county where projects designed to… SEE MORE
swin clam Building the first traditional clam garden on Swinomish land. Credit: NWIFC

Swinomish Clam Garden to Bolster Littleneck Clam Populations

1/19/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Reviving a 3,500-year-old indigenous mariculture practice with funding from NOAA. First Modern Clam Garden The Swinomish Tribe and other Coast Salish Indigenous peoples hold a rich history of practicing shellfish mariculture in Alaskan and Washington waters. For more than 3,500 years, native communities created clam gardens by constructing… SEE MORE
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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/9/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. [caption id="attachment_44411" align="alignnone" width="682"] Doug Dolde aka Doug Dolde at en.wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia… SEE MORE
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Five Questions to Help You Understand Hurricanes and Climate Change

12/26/2022 - By nasa.gov The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, and NASA scientists are working with partners at NOAA, FEMA and other organizations to help communities prepare for these storms and respond to their aftermath. To gain a better understanding of how hurricanes are intensifying and becoming stronger in the face of… SEE MORE