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Port Association CEO Testifies on Clean Diesel Projects

The CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Kurt Nagle, testified Mar. 13 before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in support of renewing the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). His testimony details case studies in which DERA funding has been used to replace cargo-handling equipment, locomotives and trucks that service U.S. ports. In 2014, new

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$40 Million Available for Marine Labs and Biological Field Stations

The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to award a total of $40 million to between 50 and 80 different projects in program areas that include improvements to biological field stations, marine laboratories and cyberinfrastructure for biological research. This grant program, facilitated under the Division of Biological Infrastructure at NSF, has been offered before, and funding now continues into fiscal year

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How US Coastal Communities Are Building Climate Resilience

According to the Third National Climate Assessment, nearly 5 million people in the coastal U.S. live within 4 ft. of their local high-tide level, and global sea levels are predicted to rise by up to 6.6 ft. by 2100 compared to 1992 measurements. Extreme weather events such as hurricanes, which bring with them flooding, are increasing in frequency and causing

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Chilean Port Plans Major Expansion

Physical modelling studies for a major breakwater at a proposed port expansion project in San Antonio, Chile are underway by HR Wallingford and The Instituto Nacional de Hidráulica (INH). The outer port project, known as the Puerto de Gran Escala (PGE), would be a major expansion of the existing port infrastructure of Puerto San Antonio, Chile.  The proposal involves staged

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Port of Corpus Christi to Construct New Yard For Wind Turbine Parts

The Port Corpus Christi Commission on Dec. 12, 2017 approved a contract for construction of an additional 25-acre laydown yard for storage of wind turbine components and other breakbulk cargo. The Port of Corpus Christi handled 2,603 pieces of wind turbine cargo in 2015, 2,875 pieces in 2016 and was expected to surpass 3,000 wind turbine components handled in 2017.

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Webinar Today on DoD Funding Opportunity for Environmental Science, Technology R&D

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development proposals. SERDP Acting Executive Director Dr. Herb Nelson and Deputy Director Dr. Andrea Leeson will host an informational webinar about the funding opportunity today, September 25, 2017, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET.  SERDP is DoD’s environmental science and technology program,

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