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  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting is planned on a proposed cleanup plan at a General Electric site on the upper Hudson River, contaminated with PCBs. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has scheduled the meeting for 7 p.m. tomorrow in Hudson Falls. Written comments will be accepted on the cleanup plan through March 19. The plan focuses on […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is putting some new measures in place at Onondaga Lake to control the odor, reports cnycentral.com. These new measures include the installation of a 35 foot tall wind screen and planting a vegetative barrier to reduce odor migration. The officials announced that the Onondaga Lake dredging program will resume […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) has awarded funding for seven habitat restoration projects in the 17th year of its RI Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration Trust Fund (CEHRTF). The Council approved the funding at the March 10 semi-monthly meeting in Providence. A number of the projects have a resiliency focus this year, including […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 31 August 2012

    Bruce Grey Owen Sound Conservative MP Larry Miller confirms 21 million dollars is available for the harbour dredging. According to bayshorebroadcasting.ca, that is a lot higher than the 11 million dollars Owen Sound officials heard was available at this month’s AMO meeting. Mayor Deb Haswell admits it helps that MP Larry Miller is committed to […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cowichan Estuary Restoration and Conservation Association (CERCA) stated that their funding proposal under the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP) has been approved in full for an amount of $50,000 pending signing of a contribution agreement. The project rationale is to rehabilitate approximately three hectares of prime salt marsh habitat. The targeted area provides […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofit and community groups and businesses, yesterday released a new updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for restoring and protecting the Long Island Sound over the next two decades. The Long Island Sound and its watershed is a […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The consortium including Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by Windpark Fryslan B.V. as the preferred contractor for the construction of the Fryslan nearshore wind farm. The wind farm will contain 89 wind turbines with a capacity of 4.3 MW each in the Frisian section of the IJsselmeer Lake, next to […]

  • 29 February 2012

    Nearly 19,000 trees will be planted in Gladstone by Conservation Volunteers Australia as part of a rehabilitation project funded by the Western Basin Dredging and Disposal Project. The re-vegetation project is part of the LNG industry’s commitment to minimise their environmental footprint during the construction of the bund-wall at Fisherman’s Landing. “Were linking two areas […]

  • 7 December 2011

    The US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued a statement about proposed projects to restore the coastal ecosystem in Gulf states. “These days we took a major step forward toward meaningful restoration that will benefit the natural resources of the Gulf Coast for generations to come. I commend the leadership of the Gulf Coast states […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt yesterday appeared before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, facing questions on the proposed EPA budget, which will cut the agency’s spending by roughly 30 percent. According to national and local organizations working on Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts Senate last week unanimously passed a bill providing for the preservation and improvement of waterways, land, parks and clean energy in the Commonwealth. According to Senator Stan Rosenberg, this legislation, which authorizes a $1.9 billion, 4-year capital plan, among other includes: $1.625 million for a conservation district grant program; $20 million for the design, […]

  • 10 December 2012

    The Conservation Council of Western Australia will continue to investigate environmental impacts of King George Sound dredging, although this project was suspended, reports abc.net.au. Grange Resources’ Southdown project, which has been questioned by the local officials, is located near the Wellstead community, approximately 90km northeast of the Port of Albany on the south coast of […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The shoreline restoration and channel dredging project at the Apollo Beach Nature Preserve is underway. The $1.525 million project is a cooperative partnership between the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department and the Apollo Beach Waterway Improvement Group, Inc., a Florida non-profit organization. The project will relieve channel silting and mitigate beach erosion. The […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord is making good progress on a £1.35 million tidal defense scheme which will provide improved protection for more than 4,100 homes and businesses in North Somerset. The Congresbury Yeo estuary is located between the towns of Clevedon (to the north) and Weston-super-Mare (to the south). […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Representatives Don Young and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell have introduced the bipartisan Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2020. This legislation authorizes $3 billion for shovel-ready resilience projects to help bring back jobs lost by COVID-19 and boost the climate resilience of the coastlines. “Alaskans know how important the ocean is to our fishing industry […]

  • 14 May 2013

    With the passing of winter’s strongest storm surges, it’s time for spring cleaning at San Elijo Lagoon’s ocean passage. From May 13 to May 17, earthmovers will be seen at the Cardiff State Beach lagoon inlet to reconnect San Elijo Lagoon to its Pacific headwaters. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy (SELC) is the organization overseeing the […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Stoney Creek Chronically low lake levels are forcing the conservation authority to dredge the channel of Fifty Point Marina for the second time since 2010. A massive crane perched on a dredging barge will excavate enough sand from the mouth of the popular Lake Ontario marina near Fifty Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way over […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 1,000 acres of environmentally and historically significant properties in the Cooper River watershed are being permanently protected, under a $1-million land preservation program by the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA). The effort is part of the SCPA’s $12-million environmental and community mitigation package related to the new container terminal under construction at the former […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is set to start building an earth embankment that will improve flood protection from the sea at Easton Broad, Suffolk. The work, which will be carried out in stages over several years, will see a 400 metre long, 2.5 metre high bank built across the existing reed-bed. The new bank will act […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded two separate contracts to conduct restoration of Yellow Bar Hassock Marsh Island in Jamaica Bay, N.Y. As part of the Ambrose Channel 3B Harbor Deepening Contract, a $9,937,500 option was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company to place sand at Yellow Bar, […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Departments of Justice and the Interior recently joined the New York State Office of the Attorney General (NYSOAG) and Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to announce a proposed settlement with Honeywell International Inc. and Onondaga County related to contamination of Onondaga Lake, portions of its tributaries, and surrounding wetlands and uplands. The proposal would […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Research & Development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has received the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) biological opinion of the Fire Island Inlet to Moriches Inlet stabilization project concluding that while project activities will affect piping plovers, the project will not jeopardize the continued existence of this species. The biological opinion, developed to fulfill the […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Salmonid Restoration Federation, Pacific Watershed Associates and Five Counties Salmonid Conservation Program will host a workshop about erosion control on Monday, June 6, 9 am to 5 pm at Fire Hall Room, Weaverville, CA. The workshop will highlight identifying and evaluating sediment sources, assessing environmental impacts, creating erosion control and prevention plans, designing and evaluating grading […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has just released this very interesting video about the Kreetsand, a pilot project in the framework of the Elbe tidal concept. This project will create additional space for the Elbe river on the east side of the Elbe island of Wilhelmsburg. The tidal volume will be enlarged and the tidal […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the Fight for the Reef campaign, veteran Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at public meetings in Rockhampton, Bowen, Townsville and Cairns next week. Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great […]