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Ox Creek Restoration Key to Environmental Justice in Benton Harbor, Michigan

To revitalize Benton Harbor, NOAA is helping to restore an urban waterway damaged by decades of industrial pollution, storm water runoff, and neglect.
January 11, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Project partners, Benton Harbor city officials, and residents celebrate the Ox Creek restoration efforts (Photo: Zaire Williams/Benton Spirit News) Project partners, Benton Harbor city officials, and residents celebrate the Ox Creek restoration efforts (Photo: Zaire Williams/Benton Spirit News)

Rewriting the Disaster Narrative in New Orleans through Collaboration and Community

With $1.2 million in funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA is amplifying local efforts in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish to restore wetlands and revitalize communities.
September 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands today (left) versus a healthy cypress swamp in Louisiana (right). Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands today (left) versus a healthy cypress swamp in Louisiana (right). (Photos: Shutterstock)

Are Alaska Fishing Communities and Fishermen Prepared for Climate Change?

Scientists found that more planning is needed to help fishing communities in the Gulf of Alaska adapt and mitigate the potential economic impacts of climate change.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Marina full of boats with a mountain in the background View of marina in Petersburg, Alaska. Credit: Marysia Szymkowiak/NOAA Fisheries

Selections Made for Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Region Salmon Research Work Group

The Alaska Salmon Research Task Force has identified members to serve on its work group to identify gaps and salmon research priorities for the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region.
June 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of two chum salmon at the bottom of murky water. Can see rocks below the fish.

Public Benefits of Recovering Endangered Beluga Whale Outweigh Costs

A new economic study, based on a public survey, provides insights on the potential value to society of endangered species protection.
June 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Beluga with calf in water with green hills in background Cook Inlet beluga whales. Credit: Chris Garner, Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson

Accurately Accounting for the Economic Value of Marine Ecosystems

Reliable estimates of the monetary value of benefits provided by marine ecosystems is key to balancing tradeoffs among ecological, social, and economic priorities.
January 04, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Infographic showing examples of marine and coastal ecosystem services Ecosystem services are the many benefits that ecosystems provide to humans.

Charting Vessel Owner Costs for Commercial Fishing in the Northeast

New tool helps people see and better understand trends and patterns in commercial fishing business costs in Northeast fisheries.
December 29, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Moored fishing vessels in a calm harbor.

What’s Behind Chinook and Chum Salmon Declines in Alaska?

NOAA science provides insights on poor salmon runs on Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers in 2020 and 2021.
August 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Juvenile Chinook salmon.