Threats to seagrass could cost NC’s economy millions

A new report from Duke University and NC State estimates economic losses associated with the decline of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary could total $8.6 million in 10 years.
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A roadmap to protect 250 square miles of the Peconic watershed

To help protect the 250 square miles that comprise the Peconic watershed, the Peconic Estuary Partnership recently unveiled its 2020 Comprehensive Conservation and Management plan, which will serve as its roadmap for the next decade.


Chesapeake cleanup goals out of reach?

As Bay states aim for 2025 deadline, many are still far off the mark.


$18 million in grants awarded for Chesapeake Bay stewardship projects

A record $18 million in federal grant money is heading to Chesapeake Bay watershed groups and local governments this year under a 20-year-old program that helps finance restoration projects in the estuary's drainage basin.

Sea level in Tamarindo could rise almost three feet in 80 years

By the year 2090, the estuary and mangroves that divide Tamarindo from Playa Grande will be flooded under at least another meter (about 3 feet) of water.

4 billion particles of tiny plastics pollute Tampa Bay, study finds

Scientists will determine the impact on the animals that live in Florida's largest estuary.


The gnawing question of saltwater beavers

Scientists have long overlooked beavers in the intertidal zone. Now they're counting on the freshwater rodents to restore Washington's coastal ecosystems.

Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk

Rising seas pose threats to wildlife habitat, and many species are losing important habitat for critical life functions such as nesting.

Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds

Salt marshes along the entire West Coast could disappear by 2110, according to a new study.


Trump’s sellout of American heritage.


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Big decision looms over little oily fish that feeds so many others.

If you were to round up all of the menhaden swimming along the Atlantic coast and somehow put them on a scale, they’d weigh in at about 1.2 million metric tons.

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Whitehouse's floor soliloquies chug on. Is anyone listening?

For the 180th time, Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor this month to warn of the perils of climate change, blasting the fossil fuel industry, corporate greed and the failure of market capitalism to address global warming.

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How has climate change affected Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea), more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

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Chesapeake Bay dead zone this summer worst since 2014.

In June, federal scientists predicted a bigger-than-average oxygen-deprived dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this summer, and it turns out they were right.

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