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The Paris Agreement is an accord that was adopted by nearly every nation including the U.S., in 2015 to address climate change and its negative impacts. The pact between 197 countries focuses widely on reducing greenhouse gases emissions, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and to providing financial assistance to developing countries affected by [...]

In early January 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a partnership with The Ocean Foundation to cooperate on international and national scientific efforts to advance research, conservation and our understanding of the global ocean. As the only community foundation for the ocean, The Ocean Foundation’s 501(c)(3) mission is to support, strengthen, and [...]

In a recent press release the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the first-ever condition status report for U.S. coral reefs was recently released by NOAA and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). This is the first time coral reefs in all U.S. states and territories have been assessed using standardized [...]

In the October 2013 issue of START’s e-newsletter we published our first article about the problems the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry were experiencing. One of the country’s major estuaries and the cradle of Florida’s prized oyster industry has had its oyster population drastically decline in what some were then calling a budding ecological disaster. Historically, [...]

With the help of some dedicated volunteers, the areas’ first Microforest was planted at the Celery Fields on Saturday, October 31st. Carefully orchestrated with Covid-19 protocols including masks and social distancing, the volunteers worked in shifts to plant the small trees, bushes and ground cover that will become the Microforest. A canopy layer of larger [...]

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