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After Opening up a Pennsylvania Creek for Fish, Watching Recovery Follow

This is a guest post by Laura Craig, Ph.D., Associate Director of River Restoration, American Rivers.

Early settlement along Pennsylvania’s Darby Creek relied upon dams to turn the water wheels of mills, powering economic growth. 608 more words


An Oiled River Restored: Salmon Return to Alaskan Stream to Spawn

Look closely to see the fins of salmon in Helmet Creek, which was oiled during a spill on Alaska’s Adak Island in 2010. (NOAA)

Salmon swim through a culvert, which we cleared of grates and debris in 2013, while making their way to spawning grounds in Helmet Creek on Adak Island. 417 more words


For a Salt Marsh on San Francisco Bay’s Eastern Shore, Restoration Means a Return to the Tides

For more than half a century, a large portion of Breuner Marsh has been walled off from California’s San Francisco Bay, depriving it of a daily infusion of saltwater. 689 more words


When Planning for Disasters, an Effort to Combine Environmental and Human Health Data

Immediately following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, there was a high demand for government agencies, including NOAA, to provide public data related to the spill very quickly. 598 more words


Out of Sandy, Lessons in Helping Coastal Marshes Recover from Storms

Boats capsized in a sea of grass. Tall trees and power lines toppled over. A dark ring of oil rimming marsh grasses. This was the scene greeting NOAA’s Simeon Hahn and Carl Alderson a few days after Sandy’s floodwaters had pulled back from New Jersey in the fall of 2012. 1,155 more words


When the Clock Is Ticking: NOAA Creates Guidelines for Collecting Time-Sensitive Data During Arctic Oil Spills

This is a post by Dr. Sarah Allan, Alaska Regional Coordinator for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division.

A U.S. Coast Guard aerial survey reveals the rugged, remote lanscape and the conical drilling unit Kulluk, grounded 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. 1,272 more words

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