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Laguna Lake neighbors concerned about conservation plans

United States

Laguna Lake looks more like a meadow than a body of water. The park and natural reserve are also dried up because of the drought. Some residents say neglect by the city is partly to blame. Neighbors say they are not worried about the water level. They know in time, with a lot of rain… Read More

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Chief minister Oommen Chandy to convene meet on ICTT

United States

Chief minister Oommen Chandy will convene a meeting to sort out issues related to International Container Transhipment Terminal at Vallarpadam. The meeting will be held on July 30. Ministers, local representatives, officials from Cochin Port Trust(CPT) and DP World will take part in the discussions. Though the terminal completed four years of operations since its… Read More

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APGA Lawmakers Withdraw Support for Abia’s N30bn Loan Deal

United States

The approval granted by the Abia State House of Assembly for the state government to proceed with its plans to secure N30 billion bank loan may be heading into stormy weather as members of the opposition All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have backed out of the resolution. The state legislature had last week passed a… Read More

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Question of how to pay for $500 million to $700 million channel dredging remains unanswered

United States

The questions associated with the potential economic and environmental impacts of deepening Jacksonville’s shipping channel have different responses depending on who’s answering them. The main question — how to fund the $500 million-$700 million project — remains without an answer. While the concept for the project has been approved by the federal government, no funds… Read More

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Conflict avoidance

United States

Conflict and opposition – an inevitable response to any major dredging project? A new concept says it doesn’t have to be that way. Felicity Landon reports. There can’t be many major maritime dredging projects that have moved swiftly from conception to conclusion without a battle. It’s an accepted and expected part of life for all… Read More

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Sand dredging appeal case may cost £250k

United States

An appeal against an order to stop Lough Neagh sand extraction could end up costing the companies involved £250,000. Five sand companies and the Shaftesbury estate, which owns the bed of the lough, are challenging an order from the Environment Minister to stop the dredging. It could cost each of them £40,000, according to a… Read More

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Environmental objections threaten Santos port deepening

United States

Despite the naming of EEL Infraestruturas Ltd.’s lowest bid of $110 million as a winner for a new dredging tender for the Port of Santos, shippers using Brazil’s leading gateway have started to get nervous about if and when work needed to handle larger vessels will be completed.

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Court Urged to Stop Eko Atlantic Dredging over Flooding Risk

United States

The Federal High Court Lagos has been asked to stop the ongoing dredging of the Atlantic Oceanand building construction on the Eko Atlantic City by the Lagos State Government and private investors. The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) is alleging that the defendants did not undertake any approved Environmental Impact Assessment as required by… Read More

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City joins latest harbour divestiture process

United States

Owen Sound council voted Monday night to participate in the federal government’s latest process to sell or otherwise divest federal lands around Owen Sound’s port. The city may not be the one to ultimately take possession of the federal port lands and waters but by joining the process it will receive more information and maintain… Read More

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Wellfleet Bay in ‘Dire Need’ of Dredging, Officials Say

United States

The town of Wellfleet has formed a task force to assess the silting in of Wellfleet Harbor. The area was last dredged in 2001, and now officials are worried that the silt problem will cause safety hazards if it is not dredged soon. Task force member and Wellfleet Shellfish Promotion and Tasting Executive Director Michelle… Read More

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Hundreds march to demand dunes in Ortley Beach

United States

Waving American flags and toting signs demanding, “Save our Beach. Dunes now!” more than 600 residents of Ortley Beach and their supporters marched from the bay to the ocean early Saturday to call attention to the narrow beaches and tiny dunes in this oceanfront Toms River neighborhood that they say provide little protection from a… Read More

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Could dredging the Cree save millions?

United States

A Newton Stewart resident who has monitored the River Cree almost every day for 18 years says Dumfries and Galloway Council could save millions in flood defences by simply dredging the river. Jim McDonald, who lives in Arthur Street, believes the big flood of November 2012 was linked to work done on weirs further up… Read More

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Army Corps board approves $1.3-billion L.A. River restoration proposal

United States

A plan to spend $1.3 billion or more restoring the Los Angeles River and redeveloping nearby land inched forward Thursday as a federal review board agreed to let the proposal proceed. The Civil Works Review Board of the Army Corps of Engineers unanimously approved the plan, echoing support pledged 14 months ago by Assistant Army… Read More

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Nawautin Sanctuary dredging considered

United States

Alnwick / Haldimand Township councillors are wondering whether the unique Nawautin Sanctuary should be allowed to “naturalize” or whether dredging of the main pond and / or four silt ponds should be pursued. The topic came up during the July 16 Township Council session held at the Alnwick Civic Centre after councillors reviewed minutes from… Read More

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TraPac endorses shorter-term dredging plan

United States

Major Jacksonville Port Authority tenant TraPac Inc. is getting behind a dredging plan that would involve deepening a shorter part of the St. Johns River at a reduced cost, according to a statement. The new plan, which scales back dredging from 13 miles to 11, would affect TraPac, which is based at Dames Point. If… Read More

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