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  • 21 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has released a study by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation showing General Electric’s cleanup of PCB contamination in the upper Hudson River is incomplete and not protective of public health and the environment. New York State is demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not issue a Certificate of Completion to […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being urged to prioritize the Howth Harbor dredging project in 2019. Dublin Bay North TD Tommy Broughan said in his latest announcement that he has been asking the respective Ministers for Agriculture, Food and the Marine about the Howth dredging plans for a number […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    As the City of Boston advances solutions to protect neighborhoods from climate change-induced flooding, a new independent report released earlier this week by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston advises against pursuing a harbor barrier in coming decades as part of larger resilience efforts. According to the University of Massachusetts Boston’s latest announcement, the analysis found […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The future of the Mississippi River Delta will likely look drastically different than it does now, according to the Restore the Mississippi River Delta latest article. “As sea level rise increases, we need to be smart about where and how we build land along Louisiana’s coast. A viable future for coastal Louisiana means a smaller […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce has called on the Central Coast Council to formulate a long-term strategy to renourish and restore the beachfront at Ocean Beach south of Ettalong Point including rock packing and promenades. “It is no longer practical to wait for Mother Nature to reinstate the old beach profile,” said Chamber president Mr […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos yesterday called on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to deny General Electric’s request to certify that the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the upper Hudson River is complete. “The Hudson River is a national historic treasure and we cannot let […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The McGowan Labor Government’s $7 million upgrade to Broome Port will enable 24-hour cruise ship access, paving the way for more international visitors and a boost to the local economy, the Government of Western Australia said in its latest release.  Cruise ships are currently required to visit the port in non-optimal times, due to navigational […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    New York Senator, Charles E. Schumer, last week called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct repairs to protect Sodus Bay including the Sodus Bay Breakwater, the Charles Point steel wall, and a washout at Crescent Beach.  These three key improvements are needed in order to fix the only barrier protecting all of Sodus Bay […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, said in its latest release that they recently posted the final Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project Environmental Impact Statement, or final EIS, to its website.  The Souris River Joint Water Resources Board, or SRJB, is proposing to construct the first segments of a multiphase flood […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The north end beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ, is a year ahead of schedule, Mayor Jay Gillian said in his latest announcement. “I am happy to announce that the Army Corps of Engineers will return to Ocean City this fall to rebuild our north end beaches. The project comes at no cost to […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Georgetown County hit the jackpot when dredged material from USACE’s navigation project in Murrells Inlet was able to be placed on Garden City Beach earlier this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, said in its latest release.  The material met the state’s criteria of suitability for beach front placement by being 90 […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has just announced that they will apply to the State and Federal Governments for approval to widen the Clinton Channel by about 100 meters. As a result of the development of the Wiggins Island Coal Terminal there is increased Cape size vessel traffic passing the RG Tanna wharf facility, GPC said. […]

  • 2 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, said in its latest release that Duval County beach goers are now enjoying a newly engineered beach that improves the area’s resiliency to wave action and reduces risk to infrastructure. Contractors completed the dredge work last week, achieving the goal of restoring protection features prior to hurricane […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, has just released an update on the Vilano Beach dredging program, saying that the project will not cover as much of the beach as originally anticipated. The sand placement is using material dredged from the Intracoastal Waterway (IWW) and the St. Augustine Inlet. The federally authorized channels are […]

  • 4 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    An overwhelming 88 percent of Louisiana voters want their legislators to vote for the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, according to a new statewide poll released yesterday, ‘Restore the Mississippi River Delta’ just announced. The master plan is the state’s science-based blueprint for large-scale restoration and protection of Louisiana’s critical coastal areas. The draft plan will […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand the accelerating rate of sea-level rise, according to the Connecticut and Tulane Universities’ new study. The study shows that the rate of sea-level rise in the region over […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) out of the U.S. Senate. WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana. After yesterday’s overwhelmingly bipartisan passage, the legislation will head to the House of […]

  • 12 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    J.E. McAmis, a California based heavy-civil, marine and environmental contractor, has just released an update on its Illwaco dredging scheme. The project is moving forward and the company plans to remove more than 120,000 cubic yards of material from the areas near USCG Station Cape Disappointment at Illwaco, Washington. Dredging work is being conducted with […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Researchers who analyzed a history of tsunamis along the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region have learned that seawalls higher than 5 meters reduce damage and death, while coastal forests also play an important role in protecting the public. The analysis was performed by researchers at Tohoku University, Maryland Institute College of Art, the University […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator David Vitter yesterday released the following statement upon the completion of the Army Corps of Engineers Chief’s Report to address coastal restoration and storm damage risk reduction in Southwest Louisiana. “This Chief’s Report is a huge step forward for restoring our coastline and better protecting our communities across Southwest Louisiana from natural disasters,” […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) needs at least 100 dredgers to help maintain the country’s rivers navigability, according to the Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan. “The BIWTA has only 21 dredgers. A process is underway to procure 20 more dredgers,” Khan said during a seminar organized by the Dutch company Royal IHC at the Bangabandhu International […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, announced two days ago that test results of samples taken from the bottom of the Cuyahoga River shipping channel were clean enough to allow open-lake disposal of dredged sediment. In an open letter to Lake Erie stakeholders, Lt. Col. Karl Jansen, the commander of the USACE Buffalo District, said […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over a dozen South Florida businesses and environmental organizations joined Miami Waterkeeper and the Center for Biological Diversity last week in demanding that the Army Corps of Engineers revaluate its Port Everglades expansion plan in light of the recent impacts to nearby Miami’s reef during its recent port expansion. In a 15-page letter, the groups detailed […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’. Speaking from Bonn, the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said that the World Heritage Committee’s decision is a sensible one and acknowledgement of the Labor Government’s firm and swift action since coming to office. “We […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Prospects for ending the dredging crisis and resolving other pressing issues on the Great Lakes are the best in 12 years, said Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA), the trade association representing U.S.-flag vessel operators on the inland seas, in its State of the Lakes report issued yesterday.  Only uniform, Federal regulation of ballast water remains elusive, […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To determine the impact of bow thrusters and ship propellers on water beds and embankments, Deltares is currently conducting scale model tests that will generate major savings on protection measures. High flow velocities caused by ship thrusters can result in large pits in water beds that may, in extreme cases, even undermine embankments or other structures. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the Sustainable Ports Development Bill, introduced to Parliament today and the first of its kind in Australia, would boost ongoing development at the key export ports Townsville, Abbot Point, Gladstone, and Mackay Hay Point/Mackay and protect the Great Barrier Reef. “The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on our […]