The world’s most obvious crises — Ebola, the Islamic State, the mysterious Khorasan Group — lie on land. But turmoil is also roiling the seas.
What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter?
The federal government needs to pay more attention to what’s often referred to as “the other carbon dioxide problem” – the acidification of the oceans – to help stave off widespread damage to seafood, tourism and storm protection, according to a new federal report.
The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a report that presents data compiled from a survey identifying the level of R&D funding from 28 federal agencies.
BOEM Seeks Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Oil and Gas Development in the Western Gulf of Mexico
BOEM has published a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sales 246 and 248. BOEM is proposing to offer approximately 21 million acres for oil...
NMFS apportions amounts of the non-specified reserve to the initial total allowable catch of Bering Sea (BS) Greenland turbot, BS Pacific ocean perch, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Kamchatka flounder, and BSAI squids and the total allowable catch of BSAI sharks in the BSAI management area.
BOEM Announces Final Report Regarding Atlantic Offshore Wind Best Management Practices to Reduce Fishing Impacts
This report is a culmination of nine BOEM-sponsored workshops held between October 2012 and April 2014 with commercial and recreational fishers from Maine to North Carolina and offshore wind developers. BOEM and renewable...
This week, the White House revealed its Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda, laying out four strategies to address climate resiliency – 1) foster climate-resilient lands and waters, 2) manage and enhance U.S. carbon sinks, 3) enhance community preparedness and resilience by utilizing and sustaining natural resources, and 4) modernize Federal programs, investments, and delivery of services to build resilience and enhance sequestration of biological carbon.
The Send2NODC web application provides a web-based form for easily collecting required and optional descriptive metadata to describe oceanographic data in a way that supports Executive Order 12906 and structures those metadata to conform to the internationally used ISO 19115-2 Geospatial Metadata standard.