News clips Sep. 26-30, 2009

Federal Funding Panel says spend more on national parks; [See also: The Future of Our Parks- NY Times Editorial about Parks appropriations funding] USDA to fund conservation effort in 12 states- Mississippi River water quality Fisheries South Atlantic Deepwater Corals Protected From Fishing Gear Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Takes Strong New Action to Protect Fish … Continue reading News clips Sep. 26-30, 2009

News Clips: Friday, Sep. 25th, 2009

White House task force gets input in R.I. on a national oceans policy- The Providence Journal.[see also: R.I. leads the way on oceans, say Obama officials- Providence Journal; Wind power a factor in sea plan for East Coast- Associated Press; Hearing explores federal ocean plan-Cape Cod Online; East Coast federal ocean hearing Thursday in Providence- … Continue reading News Clips: Friday, Sep. 25th, 2009

News Clips: Sept. 23-24th, 2009

National Ocean Policy East Coast federal ocean hearing Thursday in Providence- Boston Globe [see also National panel seeks local views on ocean planning- Providence Journal] A landmark day for the ocean- Press Release from Ocean Conservancy White House Proposes National Ocean Council to Chart Course for Ocean Health- Environmental News Service Climate Change FACTBOX: The … Continue reading News Clips: Sept. 23-24th, 2009

Broad Ocean Conservation Goals Pose Significant New Challenges

By ALLISON WINTER of Greenwire A comprehensive new ocean management plan proposed yesterday by the Obama administration aims to make sweeping changes in federal management and set ocean conservation as a top national priority. But translating those lofty goals into new approaches in agency management for land and water resources may prove difficult, ocean experts … Continue reading Broad Ocean Conservation Goals Pose Significant New Challenges

News clips September 19-22nd, 2009

More press on National Ocean Policy Draft Recommendations Administration Officials Recommend Ocean Policy- Journal of Commerce Ocean Task Force Has a Big, Deep Blue Job Ahead- Public News Service- WA- Elliott Norse, President of MCBI, is quoted The Blue Squad- E Magazine- by David Helvarg Marine Spatial Planning Zoning the Sea for development, Cape Cod … Continue reading News clips September 19-22nd, 2009

Ocean Task Force Has a Big, Deep Blue Job Ahead

Chris ThomasPublic News Service Washington already has a major effort underway to clean up Puget Sound, while a task force meeting around the country is charged with creating the first national policy for managing oceans. From the effects of climate change to fish conservation, to water quality along the U.S. coastlines, many ocean areas are … Continue reading Ocean Task Force Has a Big, Deep Blue Job Ahead

News Clips: September 17-18, 2009

A polar bear along the Arctic Ocean coastline in Alaska illustrates the kind of environmental issues that will have to be considered under the new ocean policy in regard to developments such as offshore oil exploration. NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY: News about release of Draft Recommendations Released on Thursday by the Ocean Policy Task Force, and … Continue reading News Clips: September 17-18, 2009