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An Estuary in the Shadow of Seattle

Update: It’s been announced that a proposed settlement was reached with Seattle to resolve its liability for injured natural resources. Seattle has purchased restoration credits from Bluefield Holdings Inc., a company that develops restoration projects. 517 more words


Studying Marine Life a Year After the Oil Spill at Refugio State Beach

Government scientists are examining how the 2015 pipeline oil spill at California’s Refugio State Beach may have affected marine life a year later. Here, a scientist samples the eggs of a small fish called grunion and the levels of oil compounds found in the surrounding sand. 353 more words


Restoration on the Way for New Jersey’s Raritan River, Long Polluted by Industrial Waste

Update: Oct, 20, 2016—Restoration for the Raritan River moved one step closer with the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement of a settlement for the American Cyanamid Superfund Site. 787 more words


Creative Solutions Save Money and Marsh Along Galveston Bay, Texas

Oil pits were obvious and numerous prior to the cleanup of the Malone Services Company hazardous waste site, which began in 2014. (NOAA)

An aerial view of levee construction in progress at Pierce Marsh in Texas. 1,188 more words


From Kayaking to Carbon Storage, What We Stand to Gain (and Lose) from Our Coasts

This week, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is looking at the range of values and benefits that coastal areas offer people—including what we stand to lose when oil spills and chemical pollution harm nature and how… 861 more words


What Are Our Options for Restoring Lands Around Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation?

Many people might be inclined to write off the wide, dry plains stretching around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as lost lands. After all, this area in eastern Washington was central to the top-secret Manhattan Project, where plutonium was produced for nuclear bombs used against Japan near the end of World War II. 893 more words