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TV program features JF Brennan work on lock project

WI, United States

Join hosts Monica Pedersen and Mark Nilsson as they see carpenters’ roles in the future of our waterways and discover some awesome benefits offered by various unions. Source

BOEM, Army Corps, and State of Maryland Enter Agreement for Beach Renourishment Resources

MD, United States

Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District (Corps) and the state of Maryland Department of Natural Resources have entered into an agreement allowing the Corps to use sand from the Outer Continental Shelf for scheduled beach nourishment as part of its Atlantic Coast of… Read More

Military and Government Leaders Recruit Nature to Protect Shoreline

United States

Officials seek to conserve vast area of salt marsh as bulwark against storm surge, erosion, flooding Along the U.S. Southeast coast, communities and military installations face a common enemy—floods, erosion, and rising seas. In response, military and government leaders are looking to fight nature with nature. A group of regional government and military officials launched… Read More

DOI’s Regulation of Offshore Wind Leases Coming Into Clearer Focus With Recent MOA

United States

After a slow start, the offshore wind industry in the United States is finally poised to take off. Just last month, the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) finalized its environmental analysis relating to the first proposed large-scale, commercial wind farm offshore the United States. This not only signaled that BOEM will… Read More

Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

TX, United States

The company’s first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project of 460MWAC reaches commercial operation, making Ørsted the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable technologies at utility scale in the US. Permian Energy Center in Andrews County, Texas. Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery… Read More

Mother Nature, Humans Do Battle Along R.I.’s Battered Coast

RI, United States

The Ocean State’s famous shoreline is shrinking, putting vital infrastructure at risk and drowning essential ecosystems. If we don’t adapt, the future will be all wet. Text and video by FRANK CARINI/ecoRI News staff The most violent and destructive natural disaster in New England recorded history forever changed Rhode Island’s coastline. In the eight decades… Read More

Avalon Plans To Restore North End Beaches Before Summer 2021

NJ, United States

We had some pretty hard storms here in South Jersey this winter. With summer less than a month away, various beach towns are starting to examine the damage in order to carry out any restoration projects that are necessary before the start of shoobie season. The towns with super wide beaches (looking at you, Wildwood),… Read More

WPI Researchers Working to Turn Toxic Sewage Sludge into Renewable Energy

MA, United States

Research Receives $2M from DOE to Make Wastewater Treatment Energy Neutral and Keep Billions of Pounds of Sludge Out of Landfills May 3, 2021 BY: Sharon Gaudin PHOTOGRAPHY: Matt Burgos A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) received a nearly $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create renewable… Read More

BOEM to start environmental review of proposed wind farm off Massachusetts, Rhode Island coast

MA, United States

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Thursday it is about to open a 30-day public comment period for an offshore wind farm, Revolution Wind, planned for waters south of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This comment period kicks off the environmental review of the project. If BOEM approves it, Revolution Wind would be allowed… Read More

Kahana beach restoration could cost up to $40M

HI, United States

Ten properties adjacent to bay team up to launch project Citing severe coastal erosion that puts public safety and infrastructure at risk, a group of Lahaina neighbors is proposing a multimillion dollar project that would gather offshore sand to expand Kahana Bay to about 65 feet — similar to its width nearly a half century… Read More

Sen. Ossoff: Savannah harbor deepening still on track for completion by year’s end

GA, United States

Newly elected senator says he is committed to keeping Port of Savannah at ‘top of the agenda’ U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) visited the Georgia Ports Authority for the first time on Tuesday, where he talked about the importance of securing funding to finish the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The $973 million deepening is on schedule to… Read More

Where’s the sand? Coastal cities hope delivery to local beaches will come

CA, United States

Sea-level rise is often pointed to as the unbeatable culprit chomping away at Southern California’s most popular asset. But rising seas aren’t the only reason the coastline is disappearing. Decades of development along the coast blocked sand flow to beaches. Local shores historically have had a helping hand from the federal government in staying wide… Read More

“Nuisance” tugboat scuttled off Alaska

AK, United States

An abandoned tugboat deemed to be a “nuisance vessel” was scuttled offshore Southeast Alaska, Sunday. The operation to sink the derelict tugboat Lumberman was carried out by the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) Docks and Harbors and Global Diving and Salvage, assisted by Coast Guard Sector Juneau. The Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick, a… Read More

NCLH donates $10 million to Alaska communities hit by cruise ban

AK, United States

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, today announces is providing $10 million in cash support to six Alaska port communities severely impacted by the ongoing U.S. suspension of cruise voyages. Approximately 60% of all tourism in Alaska is generated through cruising, which… Read More

Fisheries Service says dredging mooring field could cost Wellfleet $13.5 million

MA, United States

WELLFLEET – The town’s Dredging Task Force is hoping a lobbyist will help open the doors for the dredging of the mooring field in Wellfleet Harbor next year. Last month, the Select Board approved a $25,000, one-year contract with the lobbying firm FBB Federal Relations, which will represent the town in discussions with the U.S. Army… Read More

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