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Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California, Louisiana and the Pacific.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
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Welcome to Coastal Restoration

Welcome to Coastal Restoration | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Welcome to our curation site for all things coastal management-related.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, media, factoids, and updates on current events spanning a range of coastal and marine issues.  While we are interested in a great many things, most of these entries center upon our work to document, restore, and conserve coastal ecosystems and improve the overall management of these incredible, dynamic parts of our planet.

 

In particular, you'll find postings that reflect our deep, continuing interest in:

 

- riparian, wetland, beach, & reef restoration

- improved Coastal Zone Management 

- coastal agriculture/food systems

- sustainable fisheries management

- working ports & harbors

- vibrant ocean economies

- coastal ecology & natural history

- coastal energy production

- oil spills

- water quality & ecotoxicology in the coastal zone

- historical coastal perspectives & relationship to our world ocean



If any of these posts whet your appetite, you might also be interested in some of our other research, teaching, and updates:
 
- Pirate Lab's home (links to our various blogs): http://piratelab.org/
- Coastal Management podcasts: http://bit.ly/2z4oiTw
- YouTube videos (lectures, field, & lab videos): http://bit.ly/2gA7Wa9
- RestoringNOLA twiter feed: https://twitter.com/RestoringNOLA


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Internet under the sea

Internet under the sea | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
To connect servers around the world, there are actual cables that run under the ocean. The New York Times mapped current and future cables, with a focus on the ones owned by Amazon, Facebook, Googl…
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Thomas Fire: Report details cause of deadly California wildfire

Thomas Fire: Report details cause of deadly California wildfire | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Power lines owned by Southern California Edison sparked the Thomas Fire, says a report by the Ventura County Fire Department.
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I’m a Journalist. Apparently, I’m Also One of the Top Doctors in the U.S.

I’m a Journalist. Apparently, I’m Also One of the Top Doctors in the U.S. | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Companies cash in by calling physicians “Super Doctor,” “Best Doctor” or “Top Doctor” and then selling them opportunities to boast about the honor. Experts call the accolades a “scam.” Giving me one highlights the absurdity.
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A great example of how ego and awards can drive a silly system of apparent quality assessment.
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Pew: Phone polling in crisis again

Pew: Phone polling in crisis again | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center reports that the response rate for its phone polls last year fell to just 6 percent.
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The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard of

The major source of ocean plastic pollution you've probably never heard of | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Nurdles are a raw feedstock used to make most of the plastic products we use everyday, but they're flooding the ocean as "mermaid tears".
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The Manta Underwater Room

The Manta Underwater Room | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it

Imagine yourself encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swimming lazily by - sometimes in three or four layers of different species above the reef floor. This is the heart-stopping experience that awaits you in the underwater room. The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, those above the water clad in local hardwood, and each an experience in itself...

[Completed in 2013 by Genberg Underwater Hotels in Tanzania]


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The US government is about to put a dog tag on your drone

The US government is about to put a dog tag on your drone | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Get ready to stick some ID on the outside of your drone — starting February 23rd, a new FAA rule will require all small unmanned aircraft to have their registration markings visible on the outside of their body, so law enforcement can easily find their owners.
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Venezuela’s oil money could keep undermining its economy and democracy

Venezuela’s oil money could keep undermining its economy and democracy | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Venezuela is a textbook case of the "resource curse," with nearly 90 percent of its population living in poverty in the country with the world’s largest oil reserves. After decades of leaders who failed to harness this commodity for peace and prosperity, it is questionable whether a new government can do a better job.
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First-Ever Live Drone Light Show At Super Bowl Halftime Show

First-Ever Live Drone Light Show At Super Bowl Halftime Show | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
One hundred-fifty enhanced Intel Shooting Star drones took a live flight during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show to amplify Maroon 5’s performance.
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The Last Known Land Snail Of His Kind Dies

The Last Known Land Snail Of His Kind Dies | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
(Honolulu) –The last known Achatinella apexfulva in the Hawaiian Islands, “George,” died on New Year’s Day, 2019. George was approximately 14 years old and his name was derived from the Pinta Islan…
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Brazil Dam Collapse: Aerial Photos of Mud River Show Disaster's Devastating Scale

Brazil Dam Collapse: Aerial Photos of Mud River Show Disaster's Devastating Scale | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Day and night, rescue workers wade and crawl through the iron ore sludge, which is up to 24 feet deep in places.
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Café du Monde offers high bid for City Park beignet parlor; Morning Call looking for new home | Food/Restaurants | theadvocate.com

Café du Monde offers high bid for City Park beignet parlor; Morning Call looking for new home | Food/Restaurants | theadvocate.com | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Café du Monde is the apparent winner of a closely watched contest to operate a beignet parlor in City Park. Morning Call, the current operator, has already begun looking for
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Wildlife measure passes 3-2 with toughened restrictions

Wildlife measure passes 3-2 with toughened restrictions | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A proposal intended to protect the passage of wildlife so they can find food, shelter and mates has been narrowly approved.
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Historic Wildfire Data: Exploratory Visualization in R

Historic Wildfire Data: Exploratory Visualization in R | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Learn how to visualize and experiment with some wildfire data using R.
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Floods and mudslides turn California wine towns to 'islands'

Floods and mudslides turn California wine towns to 'islands' | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The only way to access the towns, which are under mandatory evacuation, is by boat.
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Climate change kills off clouds over the ocean in new simulation

f you’ve ever tried to write in a language that isn’t your own, you are probably well aware of at least two things: first, writing requires much more time than usual and, second, even online translation services are often wrong. Italian researcher Antonio Rotolo faced these issues early…
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Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges

Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Plastic is not as much of a threat to oceans as climate change or over-fishing.
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French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge | Miami Herald

French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge | Miami Herald | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A French national has appeared in court in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex.
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If it isn’t about new drones or war it’s about people flying them where they shouldn’t.
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Zinke teaming up with Lewandowski at D.C. lobbying firm

Zinke teaming up with Lewandowski at D.C. lobbying firm | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The move comes a few weeks after Zinke resigned amid scandal from the Interior Department.
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Interesting that someone so determined to undermine convention, public resources, and open governance has become just another K street lobbyist.  Who could have guessed?
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Years of Warnings, Then Death and Disaster: How the Navy Failed Its Sailors

Years of Warnings, Then Death and Disaster: How the Navy Failed Its Sailors | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The Pentagon ignored years of warnings before the Navy’s deadliest crashes in decades.
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Japan's departure from IWC may affect Native whalers in Alaska

Potential implications for subsistence whalers on Alaska's north slope
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Park Staff Ordered to Violate Laws and Stand Aside as People Trashed Parks During Shutdown

Park Staff Ordered to Violate Laws and Stand Aside as People Trashed Parks During Shutdown | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Rangers describe the despair of watching national parks sustain preventable long-term damage, as well as the terrible effects the historic standoff has had on morale.
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Colonization of Americas decimated population, caused global cooling

Colonization of Americas decimated population, caused global cooling | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The “Great Dying” of Indigenous populations in the Americas after the arrival of Europeans is the largest human mortality event in proportion to the global population, putting it second in absolute terms only to World War II. The devastation of the population also caused a drop in atmospheric CO₂. During this period, severe winters and cold summers caused famines and rebellions from Europe to Japan.
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Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top $11.4B

Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top $11.4B | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Insurance claims from California's deadly November 2018 wildfires have topped $11.4 billion, making the series of fires some of the most expensive in state history, officials said Monday. The latest tally adds to growing concerns about the future availability of home insurance in wildfire-prone areas. More than $8 billion of the November 2018 losses stem from the fire that leveled the town of Paradise, killing 86 people and destroying roughly 15,000 homes. The other $3 billion in losses are from two Southern California wildfires that ignited the same week.
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