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Bayou Sauvage marsh, where the CPRA has been replenishing the soil so the marsh can provide a buffer from storms. Photo courtesy CPRA.

You’ve probably heard the numbers: Louisiana’s coast loses about one football field of land an hour. Coastal erosion and climate change continue to be some of the biggest problems facing the state. Still, Louisiana has beefed up its investment in finding a solution since Hurricane Katrina, and much of the action is happening in Baton Rouge.

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BOEM has released the latest edition of BOEM Ocean Science magazine, which focuses on the multi-faceted work of BOEM’s Marine Minerals Program (MMP). The program helps18 coastal states manage and prepare for the impacts of coastal erosion, while benefiting the Nation as a whole in many respects.

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The Trump Administration is considering removing some protections for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, both in the central Pacific Ocean, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England.

The Trump administration is considering rolling back federal protections for a number of national monuments. While most are on land and relatively accessible, three are deep below the ocean’s surface and many miles from the mainland: The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, both in the central Pacific Ocean, and the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the coast of New England.

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Sources of discharges and emissions from offshore installations. Image source: OSPAR

According to a new report, downward trends observed in discharges from offshore oil and gas installations can be directly attributed to measures adopted by the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) and their subsequent implementation by the offshore oil and gas industry.

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Key milestones in the evolution of the Ocean and Climate Initiatives Alliance (OCIA).

“The fundament is changing. While the world is facing up to the challenges of Climate Change, we must also address the realities of Ocean Change. Accumulated human activities have created the rise in greenhouse gases that is causing warming atmospheric temperatures, resulting in corresponding warming of the Ocean, deoxygenation and acidification.

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