Previous Coasts and the Ocean News

Marine species increasingly can’t live at equator due to global heating 04-07-21

Duke researcher identifies another devastating impact of rising oceans 04-07-21

FEMA Announces Flood Insurance Rate Changes to Improve Equitability 04-05-21

‘Plastic Pollution Is a Social Justice Issue,’ New Report Warns 04-01-21

MARCH

The Biden administration makes a swath of ocean between New York and New Jersey an offshore wind zone 03-29-21

The U.S. is finally looking to unlock the potential of wave energy 03-29-21

Atlantic Coast Sea Levels Are Rising at Fastest Rate in 2,000 Years, Study Finds 03-26-21

Wetlands Can Help Prevent Property Damage and Save Lives During Floods 03-22-21

Region Eyes Ecotourism as Key to Adaptation 03-22-21

California has a new idea for homes at risk from rising seas: Buy, rent, retreat 03-21-21

Trawling for Fish May Unleash as Much Carbon as Air Travel, Study Says 03-17-21

5 Things to Know About Plastic Pollution and How to Stop It 03-17-21

California’s Kelp Forests in Climate Peril 03-16-21

Inside FEMA, a reckoning on race and flooded mansions 03-15-21

In the Push for Marine Conservation, Partially Protected Areas Are a “Red Herring” 03-10-21

Will the Race for Electric Vehicles Endanger the Earth’s Most Sensitive Ecosystem? 03-10-21

New Research Shows Just How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic 03-05-21

Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced. 03-02-21

FEBRUARY

Why Care About a Sea Turtle? 02-26-21

Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium 02-25-21

Clean energy, justice, and salmon: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the Northwest 02-24-21

Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive – study 02-24-21

Beneath the blue: dive into a dazzling ocean under threat – interactive 02-23-21

NC’s Crustaceans, Shellfish Make A Big Splash 02-22-21

The unsung hero who saved a Florida beach 02-19-21

Sea Level Rising More Rapidly: ‘Report Cards’ 02-17-21

Lifeforms That ‘Shouldn’t Be There’ Found By Scientists Under Antarctic Ice 02-16-21

Coastal Darkening Is a Hidden Environmental Nuisance 02-14-21

The Presidential Power of Marine National Monuments 02-14-21

After Travels West, NC’s Coast Beckons 02-12-21

U.S. and Russia sign new maritime pollution agreement, conduct joint Bering Sea patrol 02-10-21

Hundreds of fish species, including many that humans eat, are consuming plastic 02-09-21

Ocean energy about to ride a wave 02-09-21

A ‘uniquely American whale’: new species discovered off southern US coast 02-08-21

New Report Provides Roadmap for Fully Protected Oceans 02-08-21

In the Oceans, the Volume Is Rising as Never Before 02-08-21

How to Save Saltwater Wetlands From Rising Seas 02-08-21

Hawaii’s Beaches Are Disappearing. New Legislation Could Help … if It’s Enforced. 02-07-21

NFL Green Tackles Coral Restoration Project in Florida Ahead of Super Bowl LV 02-04-21

Why Ocean Pollution is a Clear Danger to Human Health 02-01-21

JANUARY

President Biden Stands Up for the Ocean 01-30-21

How marine protected areas help safeguard the ocean 01-28-21

Empty seas: Oceanic shark populations dropped 71% since 1970 01-27-21

WRI Gives Countries a Step-by-Step Guide to Ocean-Based Climate Action 01-22-21

Fact Sheet: How Can Revolving Loan Funds Make Our Coasts More Resilient? 01-21-21

Southern Ocean waters are warming faster than thought, threatening Antarctic ice 01-21-21

How climate change is reducing numbers of humpback whale calves in the north-west Atlantic 01-21-21

Climate change pushed ocean temperatures to record high in 2020, study finds 01-17-21

An Ocean and Climate Agenda for the New Administration 01-15-21

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather 01-13-21

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place 01-12-21

Now’s the Time for NOAA 01-09-21

Rising Salt Water Claiming America’s Coastal Farms 01-05-21

2020

DECEMBER

2020’s top ocean news stories (Commentary) 12-21-20

State officials plan to ban lobster fishing for several months a year to help endangered right whales 12-17-20

The ocean under Biden 12-17-20

Global Treaty Needed to Halt Deep Sea Mining, Greenpeace Investigation Concludes 12-09-20

Deep-sea ‘gold rush’: secretive plans to carve up the seabed decried 12-08-20

It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril 12-06-20

Rising Temperatures Driving a Shift to All-Female Sea Turtle Populations 12-04-21

14 Countries Commit to Ocean Sustainability Initiative 12-03-20

NOVEMBER

Trump Administration Approves Navy Training that Could “Take” Endangered Whales 11-18-20

At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save Right Whales Intensifies 11-17-20

New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest 11-12-20

Scientists at Work: Sloshing Through Marshes To See How Birds Survive Hurricanes 11-10-20

Study: Plastic Pollution Increases Ocean Acidification 11-10-20

The Ocean Carbon Sink Has Set the Next Political Hurdle 11-09-20

Alaska’s permafrost, which stores greenhouse gases, is less plentiful and more fragile than believed, study says 11-07-20

OCTOBER

‘Ghost forests’ are an eerie sign of sea-level rise 10-20

Americans May Add Five Times More Plastic to the Oceans Than Thought 10-30-20

College Shoreline Restoration Work Begins 10-26-20

Siberia’s Arctic Sea Ice Hasn’t Formed Yet This Year 10-26-20

New WWF Report Shines a Light on Getting Rid of Ghost Gear 10-21-20

Audubon Completes Phase 1 of Reef Project 10-21-20

House Democrats Introduce Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act 10-21-20

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later 10-19-20

‘No other choice’: Groups push to protect vast swaths of Antarctic seas 10-19-20

Why there is hope that the world’s coral reefs can be saved 10-18-20

Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina’s Outer Banks 10-18-20

Rising ocean temperatures due to climate change may shrink the breathable ranges of marine animals 10-20

Cargo Vessels Are Killing More Whales — A New Effort Aims to Save Them 10-14-20

In Just 25 Years, Half of the Coral in the Great Barrier Reef has Disappeared 10-14-20

Protection for the Rich, Retreat for the Poor 10-14-20

Atlantic Ocean is at its hottest in 2,900 years 10-13-20

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Led To More Ocean Plastic Pollution 10-12-20

‘Poisoning the Pacific’: New book details US military contamination of islands and ocean 10-10-20

Biden-Harris Will Deliver a Powerful Blue Economy 10-10-20

More than 14m tonnes of plastic believed to be at the bottom of the ocean 10-05-20

SEPTEMBER

Human Activity is Increasing Severity and Frequency of Major Marine Heatwaves 09-28-20

Rising water temperatures pose risks to Arctic char: new research 09-24-20

Ocean May Be Key to Feeding World: Study 09-24-20

Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change 09-24-20

Oregon seabird facing dual threats as forests burn and oceans warm, study says 09-23-20

After Storms, They Built Higher. They Dread Doing It Again. 09-23-20

New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen 09-17-20

American River Otters in North Carolina 09-15-20

Connecting Fishermen with Hungry Communities Can also Benefit Local Food Systems 09-15-20

The Arctic Is Shifting to a New Climate Because of Global Warming 09-14-20

The Scientific Case for National Monuments 09-12-20

When the Otters Vanished, Everything Else Started to Crumble 09-10-20

Rise in sea level from ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica match worst-case scenario: study 09-09-20

Ocean warming has seafloor species headed in the wrong direction 09-07-20

‘The World That Darwin Never Saw’: Scientists Discover 30 New Marine Species in the Galapagos 09-05-20

Plastics Are Messing with Fish Physiology 09-02-20

AUGUST

Duke researchers: We must protect meat packing workers to combat community spread of COVID-19? 08-31-20

Love of Coast Set Professor’s Career Path 08-31-20

Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Challenged By Lawsuits and Bankruptcies 08-30-20

51 Years Later, the Cuyahoga River Burns Again 08-28-20

NC Appeals NOAA’s Seismic Testing Decision 08-26-20

Bird Care Continues at Cape Amid Lockdown 08-26-20

UNCW Researchers Spawn Endangered Coral 08-25-20

What Have We Done to the Whale? 08-24-20

Are Forever Chemicals Harming Ocean Life? 08-24-20

Miami-Dade wants mangroves and islands as storm protection instead of 10-foot walls 08-21-20

Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They’re not, new data show 08-17-20

Covid Killed New York’s Coastal Resilience Bill, and People of Color Could Bear Much of the Cost 08-16-20

Treasure and Turmoil in the Deep Sea 08-14-20

New Study Finds Reef Shark Populations Declining More Globally Than Previously Known 08-13-20

Pacific walruses are again gathering much earlier than usual at Alaska Chukchi beach sites 08-13-20

Could Fish Kill In Biscayne Bay Be A Sign Of Worsening Pollution? 08-12-20

Marine Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common and Intense. What Can We Do to Minimize Harm? 08-11-20

A New Plastic Wave is Coming to Our Shores Summer 2020

Marine Heat Waves Are Becoming More Common and Intense. What Can We Do to Minimize Harm? 08-11-20

Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine 08-11-20

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination 08-10-20

Sharks: Imperiled, Maligned, Fascinating 08-09-20

Taking off our masks, figuratively 08-07-20

The Ocean’s 12 Megaprovinces 08-05-20

Federal Court Rules Federal Government Cannot Allow Fish Farms in the Gulf of Mexico 08-05-20

Great American Outdoors Act Becomes Law 08-04-20

JULY

Hot ocean waters along East Coast are drawing in ‘weird’ fish and supercharging hurricane season 07-31-20

The disappearance of Arctic sea ice due to climate change could lead to increased ocean noise 07-30-20

Hundreds of Toxic Superfund Sites Imperiled by Sea-Level Rise, Study Warns 07-28-20

Pandemic Crimps Global Ocean and Climate Monitoring 07-25-20

Proteus Unveiled: Fabien Cousteau’s Underwater ‘Space Station’ Could Revolutionize Ocean Research 07-24-20

Scientists to Explore Mysterious Blue Hole off Florida 07-24-20

Sophisticated Social Networks Exist Among Beluga Whales, Study Finds 07-22-20

Sediment plumes from deep-sea mining could pollute vast swaths of the ocean, scientists say 07-20-20

‘Essential’ But Unprotected: How the United States Fails Its Most Important Fish Habitats 07-20-20

How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change 07-20-20

Ocean Justice: Where Social Equity and the Climate Fight Intersect 07-16-20

With Sea Level Rise, High-tide Flooding Spikes Along U.S. Coasts 07-15-20

How your car sheds microplastics into the ocean thousands of miles away 07-15-20

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm In Federal Waters Completed, Ready to Spin 06-30-20

Sea-level Rise Likely to Swallow Many Coastal Mangrove Forests 06-10-20

 Audubon Challenges CBRA Sand Mining Rule 07-14-20

Hearing the under-sea whispers of a warming climate 07-13-20

The House Select Committee’s “Blueprint” for Solving the Climate Crisis 07-10-20

Ocean Scientists Create Global Network to Help Save Biodiversity 07-10-20

Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope 07-09-20

New Red Algae Are Threatening Hawaii’s Coral Reefs, Scientists Say 07-08-20

Can New England’s Cod Fishing Industry Survive? 07-03-20

 Climate Change Will Make World Too Hot For 60 per cent of Fish Species 07-02-20

JUNE

New Data Reveals Hidden Flood Risk Across America 06-29-20

Toxic mercury pollution found in the ocean’s deepest point 06-28-20

Fishermen Hope for Change as the Seafood Industry Faces a Crisis 06-25-20

The Deep Sea Could Hold the Key to a Renewable Future. Is it Worth the Costs? 06-17-20

Sea-level Rise Likely to Swallow Many Coastal Mangrove Forests 06-10-20

An Unexpected Dinner Guest: Marine Plastic Pollution Hides a Neurological Toxin in Our Food 06-07-20

The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail 06-05-20

Trump Lifts Limits on Commercial Fishing at Ocean Sanctuary off New England 06-05-20

A Wave of Plastic 05-19-20

2019

Deep-Sea Snail Builds Its Own Ironclad Suit of Armor. But Even That Can’t Protect It From Ocean Mining 07-25-19

Marine Wildlife Populations Have Halved in the Last 40 Years, Report Finds 09-16-15