The Atlantic coast of the U.S. could be opened to unprecedented oil and natural gas drilling, under a proposal the Obama administration announced Tuesday, although it’s unclear just how much energy lies beneath the ocean.
Registration for the 2015 Ocean Leadership Public Policy Forum is now open.
About 20 % of the world’s fishing catch is taken illegally by poachers, experts estimate, but a new satellite tracking system launched on Wednesday aims to crack down on the industrial-scale theft known as “pirate fishing.”
Nine local commercial fisherman are among a group of 13 from North Carolina and Georgia charged Wednesday in a federal investigation into the illegal catch and sale of striped bass in 2009 and 2010.
The Interior Department has released an environmental study that supports the potential lease of 300,000 acres off the North Carolina coast for wind farms.
The federal government wants Lolita — the orca snared 44 years ago in Penn Cove by whale hunters who sold her to a Florida aquarium — protected under the Endangered Species Act.
As oil prices continue to plummet, some corporations are scaling back on expensive exploration projects — like drilling in Arctic waters.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Department of State (DOS) are pleased to announce the release of the draft New York Ocean Action Plan (OAP).
The JPSS program has recently completed significant development activities and remains within its cost and schedule baselines; however, recent cost growth on key components is likely unsustainable and risks remain that could increase the potential for near-term satellite data gaps.
Craig McLean, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of OAR, has been selected to head the office, which is responsible for NOAA’s research enterprise, including laboratories and programs across the country.