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Shrinking Coast, Sinking Land Discussed at Louisiana Forum

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Speakers at last week's State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans balanced grim projections for Louisiana's low-lying areas with possible solutions.

Workers Will Try Again To Save Stranded Pilot Whales

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO and SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 12.05.2013 | Miami

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife workers are returning to Everglades National Park in Florida on Thursday to try leading 41 pilot whal...

BP's missteps delayed its 2010 spill response, trial witnesses say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Oct. 7, 2013 edition.) As the Macondo trial's Phase Two began in U.S. District Court in ...

Kate Sheppard

NOAA: Sandy-Like Flooding Now Twice As Likely Due to Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new analysis released Thursday of 12 extreme weather events in 2012 found "compelling evidence that human-caused change was a factor c...

A Reality Show With Depth: Live Ocean Exploration

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.09.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Vicious fights! Stunning beauties! Surprises around every corner! Yes, it's reality TV but with a lot more depth – as much as 10,0...

Those Magnificent Men and Women and their 'WC-130J' Flying Machines

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Like clockwork it is "hurricane season" again. And like clockwork, the skilled and courageous men and women from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance...

WATCH: Terrifying Ship Launch Fail

Posted 06.03.2013 | Weird News

Video of a bungled 2012 ship launch has taken the Internet by storm. The footage -- which has been available on YouTube as early as January, but w...

Louisiana turns sand berms into barrier islands

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 3, 2013 edition.) Scientists and engineers questioned the cost and longevity of san...

Matt Rutherford's Mission to Make Ocean Research Affordable

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Lesleyann Coker

'I can teach a person the skills necessary to cross an ocean alone, but I can't teach the mentality a person needs to sail alone across an ocean. If you don't learn to control fear, fear will control you. Exploration is the physical expression of intellectual passion.'

Global Warming Over Land Is Real: New Study

The Boulder Daily Camera | Charlie Brennan | Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

The thermometers got it right. The Earth is warming, another study is reporting. Climate scientists recognize that changes in weather observation sta...

January Ties As Ninth Warmest On Record: NOAA

The Boulder Daily Camera | | Posted 04.24.2013 | Denver

The globally-averaged temperature for January 2013 tied with 1995 as the ninth-warmest January since record keeping began in 1880, according to a news...

Dead Dolphin Removed From Toxic Canal

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The carcass of a dolphin that died after becoming mired in a notoriously toxic New York...

Fiscal Cliff Spending Cuts Threaten Rivers and Clean Water

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

In this season of hope, let us hope that President Obama and Congress will exhibit the wisdom and bipartisanship necessary to prevent taking the nation over the cliff and will do so in a way that protects the environment, including rivers and the clean water they provide.

Sandy's Projected Storm Surge A 'Worst Case Scenario'

AP/The Huffington Post | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.28.2012 | Green

By SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) -- The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a "worst case scenario" with dev...

U.S. Seafood Catch Reaches 17-Year High

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 09.19.2012 | Food

PORTLAND, Maine -- The U.S. seafood catch reached a 17-year high last year, with all fishing regions of the country showing increases in both the volu...

Meet The Robot Hurricane Hunter

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | Miami

By Harriet McLeod (Reuters) - As Tropical Storm Isaac was on its path through the Caribbean before becoming a hurricane in the Gulf of ...

Some Little-Loved Fish Are Making A Comeback In Maine

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Redfish is going from lobster bait to the dinner plate. Twenty Maine restaurants from Kittery to Bar Harbor pu...

Current U.S. Drought Covers Widest Area Since 1956

AP | JIM SUHR and STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green

WALTONVILLE, Ill. — The nation's widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage ...

No Break in the Breaking News That Our Climate Is Breaking

Neil Wagner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

These are the best of times and the worst of times for the climate change cartoonist field. On the plus side, there is no problem coming up with new ideas. On the down side, there are new, horrifying climate findings being reported every day.

The Bottom Line: Bluefin Tuna Need You Now

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Regulations such as seasonal hook modifications and restrictions on the use of live bait have failed to sufficiently protect bluefin and other species from wasteful longline fishing.

The Bottom Line: A Small 'Catch' in Recent Fisheries Coverage

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

I want to make an important distinction between catch limits and catch shares, a difference that has been inadequately explained by NOAA and has resulted in some understandable confusion.

Oil Seeps and Slicks Studied Near BP's Macondo Well

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.

Marine Life Suffers Near BP's Deepwater Horizon Site

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.

Agency Wants 'Magic Tricks' To Disappear

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal agency needs illusionist David Copperfield to help escape from criticism over now-canceled plans to hire a speaker to tra...

Coast Guard Sinks Japanese Ghost Ship

AP | MARK THIESSEN and RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA -- A U.S. Coast Guard cutter poured cannon fire into a Japanese ghost ship that had been drifting since last year's tsunami, s...