Elco Motor Yachts announced a project with the New York State Canal Corp., the organization that oversees and maintains the extensive New York State Canal System.
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the U.S. government that coordinates programs that aim to reduce pollution and protect the environment.
Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey and two-time Emmy Award winner George Schellenger will discuss the making of their documentary “Tiger Shark Express,” at a screening at Broward College. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Bailey Hall at the Broward College campus in Davie, Fla., as part of the…more
Environmental groups are threatening the Environmental Protection Agency with a lawsuit that could result in additional regulations for boatbuilders. The Sierra Club and California Communities Against Air Toxics said in an Aug. 26 letter recently posted to the EPA’s website that the agency failed to review toxics standards for 46 industries, including the marine industry,…more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a series of short public-service videos on climate change, encouraging Americans to reduce energy consumption. The videos cover a range of topics related to climate change, including its causes and effects, actions Americans can take to reduce their impact and the benefits to the economy of addressing climate change.…more
A new study on an array of marine animals shows that all of them will suffer in different ways in the acidified oceans of coming decades. That means rising carbon dioxide levels will trigger some profound reshuffling of life in the seas as some species are more hurt than others, according to a new report…more
The village of Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Save the Sound are reporting positive results from their waterway cleanup partnership. Through their joint investigative effort with engineers, several leaks and sewage discharges have been discovered and repaired, resulting in lower bacteria levels in Mamaroneck Harbor and improvements to Long Island Sound. “The quality of life that will…more
An international panel of scientists says it has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace. The scientists,…more
Researchers are perplexed by a year-long spike in manatee, dolphin and pelican deaths in the shallow lagoons and brackish waters of Florida’s Indian River estuary. About 280 manatees have died in the last 12 months along 50 miles of northern estuary waters off Brevard County and the Kennedy space complex, 109 of them under mysterious…more
Efforts to increase access to Chesapeake Bay’s 11,684-mile shoreline are an ongoing and slow-moving process. Only 2 percent of the bay offers public access points for kayaks, canoes, fishing, swimming and other activities, the Washington Post reported, and some of those places are so packed on sunny summer weekends that access is iffy. “I call…more
Two New York coastal organizations are taking legal action to stop sewage pollution in Suffolk and Nassau County waterways. Peconic Baykeeper and Long Island Soundkeeper are challenging the New York state parks department in court, alleging that it failed to have federal Clean Water Act sewage discharge permits and did not comply with the law.…more