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New Jersey picks Danish firm Orsted for wind energy project

Danish renewables firm Ørsted’s 1.1-GW Ocean Wind project is the winner of New Jersey’s first award for offshore wind, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) said on June 21.

Op-Ed: Trump thinks we will allow drilling along the Atlantic Coast

Washington - On Wednesday, the Trump administration took its first step on opening the Atlantic Coast to oil and gas drilling. The Interior Department is now reviewing six applications submitted by energy companies previously rejected by the Obama administration.

New Vibrio strain along Atlantic coast poses health threat

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a new strain of bacteria thriving along the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. and Canada that can contaminate shellfish and sicken seafood lovers.

Extremely dangerous T.S. Hermine churns up Atlantic Coast

Even though Hurricane Hermine has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm status, it is still a life-threatening and extremely dangerous storm. The entire Atlantic coastline from Georgia to Connecticut is under a tropical storm warning.

Obama administration bans offshore oil drilling on Atlantic Coast

In a major reversal, the Obama administration said on Tuesday it will bar offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. The move was cheered by environmentalists and is consistent with Obama's climate change policies.

Wildfires continue to rage — Atlantic coast is blanketed in smoke

As of September 1, according to the National Interagency Fire center, wildfires have burned over eight million acres, an area larger than the state of Maryland. And no, we are not seeing the end of the wildfire season, not by a long shot.

Obama plans offshore gas/oil drilling from Virginia to Georgia

Washington, D. C. - Energy companies have long sought the opening of the Atlantic Coast for offshore oil and gas drilling, and the Obama administration gave them approval today. The proposed 2017-2022 offshore plan is the second time Obama has recommended this move.

Methane gas plumes erupting along Atlantic Coast

A two-year sweeping survey of the U.S. Atlantic Coast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has led to an astounding discovery. From 2011 to 2013, scientists documented 570 methane gas seeps along the continental slope break.

Op-Ed: Loggerhead turtles and oil exploration: They just don't mix

It was a huge victory, and bittersweet, but after five years of debate and struggle by environmental groups, including Oceana, the endangered loggerhead sea turtle finally won federal protection for its critical habitat on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

Can the Eastern Canada Piping Plover population avoid extinction?

Predation by other birds and mammals and disturbance by humans in their nesting grounds brought the Piping Plover into the list of endangered bird species in Canada and the US; can protective actions help the recovery of this species’ population?

6.3 Magnitude earthquake strikes the coast of Argentina

A large 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Argentina on Sunday and was measured 6.2 miles deep. There have been no reports of deaths, injuries or damages.
 

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Smoke from wildfires in the west have spread across the country.
Smoke from wildfires in the west have spread across the country.
Wildfire Today
Traffic drives along US 98 as Hurricane Hermine approaches on September 1  2016 in Eastpoint  Florid...
Traffic drives along US 98 as Hurricane Hermine approaches on September 1, 2016 in Eastpoint, Florida.
Mark Wallheiser / AFP
Oceana animated description of the area affected by the lifting of oil exploration moratorium.
Oceana animated description of the area affected by the lifting of oil exploration moratorium.
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Boneyard Beach is on a barrier island in the National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern South Carolina...
Boneyard Beach is on a barrier island in the National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern South Carolina near Awendaw, South Carolina. Risinbg sea levels are a threat to these barrier islands that hold back the forces of the ocean.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region

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