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O&G Lease Sale Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

On Mar. 20, 2019, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is conducting a lease sale offering more than 78 million acres in federal waters offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development. Lease Sale 252, which offers all unleased and non-protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, will be livestreamed to the public

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Marine Minerals Data Available For Planning Coastal Resilience

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) launched the Marine Minerals Information System (MMIS), a state-of-the-art tool to assist decision-makers in managing coastal recovery and planning coastal resilience projects. The release of the MMIS is a big step forward in BOEM’s efforts to build a National Offshore Sand Inventory, providing offshore sediment data including data and information from 30 years

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Documentary Highlights Deepwater Spill Impacts on Deep-Sea Corals

“Jewels of the Gulf” is a 16-minute documentary that highlights research by the ECOGIG Global Program into Deepwater Horizon’s continued impacts on deep-sea corals. Synopsis: “On April 20th 2010, approximately 50 miles from the Louisiana coastline, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig experienced a catastrophic failure that resulted in the largest marine oil spill in history. Over the course of 87 days,

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Corpus Christi Ship Channel will be Deeper by 2020

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation received a $93 million contract award for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. Dredging to deepen the entrance channel will commence during the second quarter of 2019, with completion expected in early 2020. The overall ship channel deepening effort will comprise multiple phases over the next five years. The total estimated contract value of

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Fish and Wildlife Foundation Awards More than $280 Million to Gulf States

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the sixth round of grants from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF), including 21 new projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas totaling more than $280 million. Developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, the projects are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk of future harm

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High Gulf Water Temperatures Caused Hurricane Harvey

Waters in the Gulf of Mexico had record-breaking high temperatures in the weeks before Hurricane Harvey in Aug. 2017. A recent analysis published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) shows that the high water temperatures caused increased evaporation that directly correlates with the record-breaking rainfall that flooded the Houston area during the storm. The authors were able to isolate Hurricane

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