national marine sanctuary

NOAA Offers $200,00 to Help Clean Biscayne Bay

Article: NOAA Offers $200,00 to Help Clean Biscayne Bay

MIAMI, Florida, April 15, 2008 (ENS) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, is investing $200,000 in Florida’s Miami-Dade County to expand the scope of Baynanza, an annual celebration and cleanup of Biscayne Bay that started 26 years ago. The funding is the largest NOAA contribution ever made towards a community marine debris cleanup…

House Votes to Expand Marine Sanctuaries on California Coast

Article: House Votes to Expand Marine Sanctuaries on California Coast

WASHINGTON, DC, March 31, 2008 (ENS) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to protect one of the nation’s most biologically important stretches of coastal waters. The measure would increase the size of two existing marine sanctuaries along the coast of Northern California to safeguard a unique upwelling marine ecosystem. The House approved H.R.…

Judge: Navy Must Protect Whales in Hawaii From Sonar

Article: Judge: Navy Must Protect Whales in Hawaii From Sonar

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 1, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Navy is violating federal law and a federal judge has enjoined the Navy from carrying out its undersea warfare exercises in Hawaii’s waters without adhering to additional mitigation measures to protect marine mammals. Hawaii federal district Judge David Ezra ruled Saturday that the Navy must use…

First Wave Energy Project Provokes Federal-State Clash

Article: First Wave Energy Project Provokes Federal-State Clash

OLYMPIA, Washington, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington state Department of Ecology has filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, for reconsideration of a decision that FERC made last month to grant five-year environmental approval for a wave energy project at Makah Bay, in far western Washington state. The license is…

Clean Watersheds Could Cost $202 Billion Over 20 Years

Article: Clean Watersheds Could Cost $202 Billion Over 20 Years

WASHINGTON, DC, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – A total of $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20 year period, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Delivered to Congress this week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results…

Oil Spill Disaster Off Washington Coast Narrowly Averted

Article: Oil Spill Disaster Off Washington Coast Narrowly Averted

OLYMPIA, Washington, December 12, 2007 (ENS) – The Gladiator, the state-funded seasonal emergency response tug stationed at Neah Bay, was dispatched shortly before midnight last night to assist a tug towing a loaded oil barge after the vessel temporarily lost its primary electrical power and steering. The Na Hoku was headed down Washington’s outer coast…