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NOAA: US High Tide Flooding Breaks Records

8/2/2022 - By NOAA.  Trend expected to continue into 2023 and beyond Coastal communities in three locations along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts saw record high tide flooding last year — a trend that is expected to continue into 2023 and beyond without improved flood defenses, according to NOAA. The newly released information… SEE MORE
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Humpback Whale Lands on Small Boat

7/26/2022 - By gCaptain. Environmental agencies in Massachussetts are urging mariners to use caution when operating vessels or personal watercraft near humbback whales after one of the mammals breached and landed on a 19-foot recreational boat near Plymouth Harbor on Sunday. You may have seen the viral video of the incident. Thankfully… SEE MORE
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NOAA Launches Heat.gov Website

7/26/2022 - By NOAA Yesterday, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) announced Heat.gov, a new website to provide the public and decision-makers with clear, timely and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat. Heat.gov will provide a one-stop hub on heat and health for the nation… SEE MORE
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Beaches Open, Despite Failed Water Quality Tests

7/21/2022 - By MacKenzie Elmer. Even though San Diego beaches are failing water quality tests after public health officials implemented a new, more sensitive testing technology, the County of San Diego is leaving them open. At least, open to interpretation. Summer beach closures cascaded over Imperial Beach and Coronado like never before… 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