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Is the Blue Crab’s Natural Range Creeping North?

The recently observed northern migration of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidusthis, a commercially important species, could be yet another sign of climate change.

Can Florida Prepare for Climate Change Without Saying the Words?

In Florida, climate change is the global phenomenon that must not be named. Since 2011, the state Department of Environmental Protection employees have been banned from using that term as well as “global warming” and “sustainability” in their work, according to a new report.

Top 10 Island Beaches for Perfect Sand

According to Condé Nast Traveler readers, you’ll find the world’s best sand at the following 10 beaches.

Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt

The government divers who plunged into the bay near the Port of Miami surfaced with bad news again and again: Large numbers of corals were either dead or dying, suffocated by sediment. The source of the sediment, environmentalists say, is a $205 million dredging project…

Puerto Rico Takes Steps Against Erosion to Save 32 of its Beaches

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Puerto Rico is preparing measures to halt the erosion that is seriously diminishing at least 32 of its beaches.

India’s ‘New Cities’ Plan: Environment Not Included

Sand – inexpensive and abundant – is a treasure to India’s builders and the construction industry, which employs some 40 million people. But the spike in construction means sand mining, both legal and illegal, will increase in coastal areas, riverbeds, creeks, and rivulets.

This Is What Humanity’s Impact On The Planet Looks Like

A new photo book from conservation experts aims to shine a light on humanity’s impact on the planet and convince people to think about their contribution.

Shipping Superhighways

The oceans may be vast, yet they still can grow crowded. Some congested areas have enough ship traffic that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other groups maintain traffic separation schemes—the equivalent of highways for ships—to reduce the risk of collisions.

Sand Mining Threatens South Africa’s Coast

The time has come for the government to consider a total ban on any sand mining in South African rivers to curb serious environmental damage and the growing risk of severe erosion damage to coastal cities like Durban.

Congressional Caucus Will Focus on Coastal Issues

A bipartisan caucus has been formed in the U.S. House of Representatives to address coastal community issues including storm protection, tourism and environmental issues.

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