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  • 8 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas – one of the largest restoration projects around the […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    During the week of June 4-12, the inlet to San Elijo Lagoon will be breached from sand and cobble obstruction. This annual inlet excavation reconnects San Elijo Lagoon to the Pacific Ocean. San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is the organization overseeing the process. “The lagoon’s inlet and channel appears open but is approximately 80 percent blocked,” said […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, yesterday announced support for Ducks Unlimited to implement conservation programs to help restore and conserve Great Lakes coastal and interior wetlands. The $1,488,944 grant comes through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Our Great […]

  • 8 November 2012

    The S.C. Supreme Court late Friday issued its decision in the Savannah Harbor deepening case. The court agreed with conservation groups that the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control Board overstepped its authority when it approved the $650 million project based on an agreement the Georgia Ports Authority and the Corps of Engineers, the […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Works are underway to re-open the mouth of the San Elijo Lagoon at Cardiff State Beach by excavating the sands to allow ocean water back in, reports the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. According to the Conservancy, it is that time of year when the lagoon’s connection to the ocean—the inlet—closes when blocked by accumulated sand and sediment. […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A $2.2 billion environmental bond bill that could fund hundreds of projects across the state, ranging from hiking trails to harbor dredging, cleared the state House and Senate last week as formal legislative sessions drew to a close for the year. The environmental bond authorizes funding for state agencies, municipalities and nongovernmental partners to conserve […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is investing $10 million this year in 27 new high-priority watersheds and 13 existing projects that will help improve water quality in the Mississippi River basin. This investment is part of a commitment of $100 million over four years to address critical water quality concerns […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Grand River Conservation Authority’s rehabilitation project of the 500 meter section dyke and channel on the Conestogo River in Drayton is set to begin the week of September 21, 2015. The work must be carried out during a period of low flow in the river, which may affect the timing and total duration of […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, yesterday released the Final Assessment Report of the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat, recreation and information needs on the Lower Mississippi River. This assessment combines three previously completed assessments under the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. These were an information needs assessment completed in 2013, […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program will host a Hudson River Summit on Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Grandview, overlooking the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. Co-sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns, the Summit keynote address will be delivered by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. “The […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mackay Conservation Group will today commence court proceedings in Brisbane’s Federal Court challenging Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to approve dredging and dumping within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The case will centre on the Federal Government’s decision to approve dredging and dumping for the proposed export coal terminal at Abbot Point, less […]

  • 5 March 2014

    Bato Mayor Jeanette R. Bernaldez on Wednesday announced that hundreds of millions pesos have been spent to conserve Lake Bato, the seventh largest lake in the country. All the projects secured for Lake Bato conservation were solicited from the provincial government and the office of Camarines Sur Fifth District Rep. Salvio Fortuno, said Bernaldez. The […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the William Penn Foundation have jointly announced a third-year round of funding for the Delaware River Restoration Fund projects. Twelve new or continuing water conservation and restoration grants totaling $1.77 million were unveiled at a news conference in Philadelphia yesterday. The 12 awards generated $3 million in match from […]

  • 21 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Waurika Lake dredging scheme is nearing its completion, ahead of schedule and under budget. This cleanup scheme started in November 2015 with the main goal to remove tons of silt and sediment that had settled at the bottom of Waurika Lake. The dredging operations are the culmination of months of planning by the Waurika […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Conservation Foundation’s acknowledgement today that the Greens have the strongest set of policies on protecting the natural environment. “We welcome this recognition of our strong environment policies from the Australian Conservation Foundation, which follows endorsement by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society for our Great Barrier Reef policy,” […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced yesterday that $1.4 million in grant funding is available to help communities in the Hudson River Estuary watershed, Jamaica Bay, Long Island Sound, Peconic Estuary, and South Shore Estuary Reserve watersheds improve water quality, increase flood resiliency, and conserve natural resources. “At Governor […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) approved $61.3 million in funding to protect, restore and enhance more than 205,000 acres of wetlands and associated uplands in the United States, Canada and Mexico. “Conservation of our nation’s wetlands is critical to protecting our wildlife, watersheds, coastal communities and important economic activities,” said Secretary of the Interior […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    A significant amount of sediment dredged from the San Francisco Bay will be placed at Bay restoration sites this summer to support healthy wetlands, the California State Coastal Conservancy informs.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains federal navigation channels in the Bay for shipping, which require periodic dredging of accumulated sediment. Typically, this […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The North Carolina Superior Court has granted requests filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center that conservation groups from across North Carolina participate as full parties in the pending enforcement actions brought by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources against Duke Energy for illegal coal ash pollution of the state’s rivers, groundwater, and […]

  • 4 March 2012

    The director of a company contracted to carry out work on the development of a marina in Falmouth docks has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court for environmental offences leading to the illegal dumping of heavily contaminated silt in a Special Area of Conservation. On Friday 17 February Peter Frampton, company director of Oil and […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The DEQ  announced $3 million in grants statewide to improve water quality in Michigan’s lakes and streams. The grants, issued through Michigan’s Nonpoint Source Program, support development of watershed plans to improve water quality as well as funding for existing program activities. Several of the projects will result in water bodies meeting water quality standards. […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The RI Coastal Resources Management Council and its project partners have released the Rhode Island Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration (SLAMM) project summary report that details the findings and results of an evaluation of the response of the state’s coastal wetlands to sea level rise scenarios of one, three and five feet. Coastal wetlands, especially […]

  • 25 February 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has noted the findings of Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s probity inquiry into the potential conflicts of interest of two members of the board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said the Marine Park […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the protestations of Queensland’s Deputy Premier, dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters will cause damage including to the seagrass beds at Abbot Point which will be ripped up if dredging goes ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the dredging process […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Intertek Energy & Water experts have been appointed by the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) to undertake a study of potential impacts associated with rock dumping during the decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure on mobile sandbanks.   The study will focus on the North Sea’s North Norfolk and Saturn Reef Candidate Special Area […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have announced the recipients of $3 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach initiatives across the Maryland and the District of Columbia. The 13 projects will leverage more than $3.8 million in matching funds to lower pollution and improve the health […]