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PHOTO: The EPA holds hearings across the country beginning Tuesday on its proposed Clean Air Plan aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants. While Maine is not a hearing site, one member of Congress is making sure her voice is heard. Photo credit: Dori / Wikimedia Commons.

PORTLAND, Maine - The Environmental Protection agency (EPA) will begin holding a series of public hearings across the U.S. on Tuesday on the newly-announced Clean Air Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. The hearings are being held this week ...Read More

PHOTO: Loggerhead sea turtles will be released this weekend at the "Tour de Turtles," with satellite transmitters to track their travels around Florida's coast. Photo courtesy Sea Turtle Conservancy.

VERO BEACH, Fla. - "Let them go, let them go!" Insert the melody from the song from Disney's hit movie, "Frozen." This weekend, Florida's Sea Turtle Conservancy will do just that, as it releases two loggerheads - appropriately named "Anna" and "Elsa" - as part of the group's 2014 "Tour de Turtles m ...Read More

PHOTO: Ocean acidification is eroding coral reefs, like this one in Pacific Panama. Photo credit: Derek Manzello

MIAMI – This weekend, thousands of people will enjoy Florida’s beaches, but many may not realize the saltwater they're swimming in is becoming increasingly acidic. Another unpleasant side effect of global warming, ocean acidification is a steady decrease in the pH levels of ocean water ...Read More

IMAGE: A Dominion Resources offshore wind project is fairly far along, and offers huge potential, according to a new report on offshore wind power in the Atlantic. Map courtesy Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

RICHMOND, Va. - A huge wind project in the early stages off Virginia Beach has the potential to provide a lot of reasonably-priced, steady power, according to a new report. "Catching the Wind," which looks at offshore wind turbine projects along the East Coast, reported that the Dominion project tw ...Read More

PHOTO: Atlantic offshore wind power potential hasn't yet been tapped, although a new report says Pennsylvania could help push development with state policies. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA - The water is waiting for wind-power development. A handful of offshore wind projects are well on their way, but according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, thousands of acres of Atlantic waters still are available. Report author Catherine Bowes called it a "gold ...Read More

Photo: The Deepwater Horizon spill was visible from NASA satellites in May, 2010. Courtesy: NASA

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The federal government is considering a proposal to open up new areas of the Gulf of Mexico to natural gas and oil production. The proposed areas include a section near the Florida coast, and another closer to the Alabama border. Raleigh Hoke, communications director for the Gu ...Read More

PHOTO: Manatees can be found in open water and on tidal creeks in Florida. Boaters are being urged to watch their surroundings carefully to avoid hitting them. Photo credit: Chris Muenzer

TAMPA, Fla. - Thousands of boaters will be enjoying Florida waters this weekend, but they're not the only ones. Manatees also are quite common this time of year, as they migrate to their feeding and resting areas for the summer - and getting hit by boats is the leading cause of their injuries and de ...Read More

PHOTO: Coastal storm damage, such as in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, will be more frequent as sea levels rise through the century in the Northeast, according to a new report. Photo courtesy Risky Business Project.

BOSTON - The Northeast is expected to experience a temperature increase over the next century. But a new study identified rising oceans, and their effect on coastal infrastructure, as the major coming climate impact to the region. The report, from the Risky Business Project, concluded that Boston w ...Read More

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