Search results for: conservation

1386 results

A list of search results

  • 5 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District awarded a $6,748,165.00 contract March 28 to John Madonna Construction Co., Inc., a San Luis Obispo-based small business, for levee improvement work within Santa Maria, Calif. “Through the successful collaboration with elected officials, the Santa Barbara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and City of […]

  • 6 March 2014

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed the Federal Senate’s strong message to Environment Minister Greg Hunt that dumping dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters is unacceptable. The Senate passed a motion calling on the Abbott Government to revoke its approval of the Abbot Point coal port expansion. The Senate will also vote […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will receive $1 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help continue the cleanup of contaminated sediment from industrial waste in the Manistique River, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced yesterday. The funding for the clean-up effort is part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a […]

  • 4 December 2012

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on Wilkeson’s recently updated shoreline master program. The proposed updated shoreline master program will guide construction and development along the town’s1.5 miles of shoreline on Wilkeson Creek. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements. Wilkeson’s […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program recently received $2.5 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide technical and financial support to coastal communities and to improve the administration of existing shoreline statutes. The Coastal Zone Management Program, or CZM, is housed in DEQ’s Office of the Great Lakes, which matched the federal […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The final phase of the environmental dredging of the Buffalo River has officially commenced. The removal of nearly one million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Buffalo River is one of the largest cleanups in the nation and one that can be a catalyst to re-brand Buffalo from its rust belt past. “The commitment […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Research & Development

    The Queensland Resources Council, in media stories, is selectively citing pre-existing problems in order to divert efforts from addressing the fastest growing new threat to the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation, Australian Marine Conservation Society reported. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, said a new research paper did not consider proposed new and expanded […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Bill de Blasio Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District have announced that they are in the process of receiving final approval for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay General Revaluation Report. Pending final approval, construction on the first elements of the project, focusing on groins […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District and partner agencies are inviting public input regarding the NY & NJ Harbors and Tributaries Study.  USACE New York District, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and the City of New York (NYC) will host seven […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New England District has completed the Pawcatuck River Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) feasibility study and now is proposing a plan to reduce potential storm and flooding impacts to Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown and Narragansett, RI. The study area included about 28 miles of moderately developed coast in the […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has called on Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to reject the proposed Arrow gas processing plant on Curtis Island – the largest island in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said this would be the fourth LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new national opinion poll conducted by Essential Research demonstrates that four in every five Australians want dredging and dumping banned in the Great Barrier Reef. Key results include: – 80 per cent of people agreed that dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park should be banned; – 69 per cent of […]

  • 29 July 2013

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has slammed a new multi-million dollar advertising campaign by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association that will muddy the waters over the protection of special places like the Great Barrier Reef from massive industrialisation. APPEA’s campaign attacks environmental safeguards and promotes fast tracking resource projects like those that have […]

  • 17 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Queensland pride is on the line tonight with wildlife warrior and conservationist Bob Irwin appearing in an advertisement during State of Origin to encourage Queenslanders to stand up and fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef from industrialisation. The advertisement featuring Irwin will be aired in Brisbane and explains the dangers the Reef and its […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has expressed extreme concern with the decision by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to re-issue a permit to allow dredging of 82,500 cubic meters and dumping of 378,000 cubic meters of dredge spoil from the port at Hay Point in the Marine Park. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Governor Pat Quinn has announced investments for stormwater control projects in Blue Island from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure, create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. “It’s important that all of Illinois’ communities are protected from […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Historic Egmont Key – the small island that experienced large-scale erosion and structural damage on its western shoreline – will soon receive critical sand thanks to maintenance on the Tampa Harbor channel, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. The Army Corps recently awarded a $10.3 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    PortsToronto is in the process of removing up to 40,000 tons of debris and sediment from the mouth of the Don River, with the goal of preventing future flooding and stemming the flow of unwanted material into Toronto’s Harbor which can pose a risk to boater navigation and public safety. Each year, thousands of tons […]

  • 9 May 2012

    From 6-8 December 2011 a CSIRO team collected water and sediment samples to determine the concentrations of trace metals in Port Curtis, Gladstone, Queensland. The sampling – conducted midway between neap and spring tides, and while dredging was underway in the Harbour – provides a three-day snapshot only and does not take into account water […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has urged all Australians to stand up and fight for the Great Barrier Reef – given the disappointing policies and actions of the countries’ major parties on the issue of industrialising one of the wonders of the world to date. Felicity Wishart, the Society’s Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new poll of nine Queensland electorates along the Reef coast and South East Queensland has shown the industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef could prove to be a decisive federal election issue, according to the Fight for the Reef campaign. Significantly, nearly half [49.4%] of people polled said they were more likely to vote […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program awarded Princeton Hydro LLC a grant of $74,865 to design a sustainable shorelines demonstration project at Nyack Beach State Park in the village of Upper Nyack, Rockland County, DEC Commissioner […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    In a move to increase flood protection for south Florida residents, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for the construction of a new levee system. This project is a cooperative effort between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Indian Trail Improvement District […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has said while there are positive elements to the Coalition’s Great Barrier Reef policy announced today, it falls short of what’s needed to protect the Reef from rapid industrialisation and has urged the Coalition to go further. Felicity Wishart, the Great Barrier Reef campaign director for AMCS, said the […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s release of the draft Queensland Ports Strategy confirms that the Queensland Government will continue to fast track industrial development on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, AMCS’s Great Barrier Reef campaign director said the rapid, widespread and deeply damaging industrial development for the Reef’s coast […]

  • 19 December 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rock removal work is underway on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill. Work began Saturday, Dec. 15, upstream of the Thebes railroad bridge. Low water on the river has allowed rock removal to be accomplished using excavating equipment. The progress of the excavation reduces the need for marine blasting, […]