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  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, the Port of South Louisiana and the parishes of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James, collectively known as the River Region Economic Development Initiative (RREDI), were host to the annual River Parishes Economic Development Breakfast in Washington, D.C. At the event, Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Congressmen Cedric Richmond, Garret […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Victoria University research has found that the St Kilda penguins have higher loads of arsenic, mercury and lead in their blood compared to their cousins on Phillip Island and the remote Notch Island colony in Bass Strait. Annett Finger, a PhD candidate at VU’s Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, tested 300 little penguins as part […]

  • 18 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Safety

    For several years, IADC has granted its Safety Award annually to innovations made to improve safety in the dredging industry. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IADC Board has to decide to cancel the 2020 competition and award ceremony. “The IADC Safety Award is a well-known initiative in the dredging industry and every year, […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS) has unveiled Pipeline Incident Prevention (PIP), a recommended best practices guide for safe dredging near underwater gas and hazardous liquid pipelines located in the Army Corps federal navigation channels. According to CDMCS, this completes a milestone project for the dredging and pipeline industries that will raise […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell tomorrow will lay the foundations for the long-term health of Gladstone Harbour and surrounding catchments. Mr Powell will meet with representatives of industry, Gladstone Regional Council and commonwealth government and research organisations to invite them to join the Queensland Government’s proposed Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership. “I look forward […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving water quality across the Great Barrier Reef is reaping returns according to the latest report card released by the state and federal governments today. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said science-based programs, not fear campaigns from environmental activists, were making a significant improvement to reef health. “The […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dredging NZ has been fined $79,500 and ordered to pay $42,000 in reparation after the death of a worker, crushed on a dredging barge in West Park Marina, Auckland, on 19 November 2013. Peter Bateman died after being crushed between an excavator and the wall of a hopper, on a barge being skippered by Brent […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) said in its latest release.  The largest estuary in the nation scored a C grade (54%) in the 2016 report card, one of the highest scores calculated by scientists at […]

  • 18 October 2011

    A colony of fairy penguins on Mistaken Island near Albany are being used to monitor the health of the ocean – in light of a substantial dred… By Andrew Collins (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, October 18, 2011;

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program has announced completion of the final report on the health of wetlands located in New Castle County’s Christina River Watershed. The Christina River originates in Landenburg, Pa., and flows 35 miles eastward through Newark, Christiana and Newport, Del., before emptying into the Delaware River through the Port of Wilmington. One […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Interpretive Statement on dredge material management raises renewed caution about the need for additional scientific evidence on the full impact of dumping and dredging in the Reef’s waters. The statement reads in part, “The reports highlight to GBRMPA and the Department of the Environment the need to establish […]

  • 18 May 2012

    Fisheries Queensland today released its report on monitoring of fish conducted in April and May in Gladstone and surrounding waterways. Fisheries Queensland habitat and assessment general manager Dr John Robertson said the external condition of a range of fish species was monitored, and samples collected for testing. “With the help of commercial fishers, we conducted […]

  • 22 February 2012

    The Office of the Environmental Monitor said that after the massive channel deepening project of 2008-09, Port Phillip had retained high water quality when compared with 10 years ago. The Office’s Fourth Annual Review of the Channel Deepening Project was released on 2 February 2012. The review is a stocktake of the Office’s activities, including […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation is supporting and assisting the development of a world leading seagrass health assessment monitoring program to protect seagrass in the Gladstone harbour. Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project (WBDDP) Marine Scientist Dr Daniel Spooner said as part of conditioned requirements of the Queensland Coordinator General, research to reveal light requirements for seagrass […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is requesting public comment on the Public Health Assessment for Ruddiman Pond and the Main Branch of Ruddiman Creek in Muskegon County. The assessment looks at the amount of chemicals remaining in the sediment of the pond and the Main Branch of the creek after the dredging and […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top federal and state environmental officials from New York yesterday announced 31 grants totaling $2.04 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound, EPA said in their latest release.  Fifteen projects, totaling $1.05 million, directly benefit New York, according to EPA. EPA Regional Administrator, Pete Lopez, […]

  • 2 October 2012

    Ken O’Dowd, a Federal Member for Flynn, yesterday hosted Shadow Environment Minister Greg Hunt on an aerial tour of Gladstone Harbour. According to O’Dowd, the health of Gladstone Harbour appears to be improving. “I believe it’s not as good as we would like it to be, but I think there are signs there now that […]

  • 16 March 2012

    A spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection stated that the piles of debris including tires and other materials at Bulls Island State Park have resulted from a routine maintenance dredging of the Delaware and Raritan Canal, reports NJ.com. “What looked like fill material was being bulldozed along about 400 feet of the floodplain. […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Works have begun on ten priority wetland sites with the aim of improving the River Murray’s riverine health. Fulton Hogan has been awarded the contract for works at the sites, which cover a total of 6,974 hectares of floodplain spanning 440 kilometers of the River Murray. The works will reintroduce more natural wetting and drying […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Sea level has been rising in the Chesapeake Bay region for thousands of years, since the end of the last Ice Age. The difference today is that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating, and millions of people and billion of dollars in property occupy the Bay’s shifting shoreline. Now, a grant of $941,590 from […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    A public forum on the ‘Save Our Indian River Lagoon’ project and November sales tax referendum will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at the Gleason Park Recreation Center in Indian Harbour Beach. ‘The Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Plan’ is a 10-year strategy to restore lagoon health. The plan is designed […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 40th meeting of the Great Barrier Reef ministerial forum held in Brisbane today is another display of the state and federal government’s commitment to rise above politics and protect the reef, said Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche. Australia is on track to avoid an in-danger listing in light of the recent […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The peak advocacy body for the resources sector in Queensland has welcomed a new Fitzroy River health report, which shows most reporting areas remained stable or improved over a 12 month period. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche said the Council is a proud member of the Fitzroy Partnership for River […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to monitor and improve the health of North Queensland waterways from the rivers to the Reef was launched in Mackay today. Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Michael Roche, who was at the launch, said that the QRC was proud to be a financial contributor to get off the ground the […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is in safe hands with the release of a report card showing a combined effort from both the Commonwealth and State Governments has improved the quality of water entering the reef catchment. The Great Barrier Reef Report Card 2012 and 2013, released today by Federal Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt […]

  • 18 November 2011

    The latest report on the environmental health of Gladstone Harbour is based on data 12 months old and gives no indication of what effects…   By Nikita Watts And Daniel Burdon (themorningbulletin) [mappress] Source: themorningbulletin, November 18, 2011;