New investments, hardnosed land-use reforms, and an innovative, pro-nature approach must define coastal resilience in the century ahead.
Issue Brief Without decisive action to fund and build new heavy icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard, the United States puts its environment and national security in harm’s way.
Ocean-dependent businesses look to ocean planning to make the most of marine resources.
Extreme weather and rising sea levels from climate change pose a serious threat to our aging sewage system and public health.
Coastal wetlands and mangrove forests help fight climate change, but strong leadership and bilateral collaboration are urgently needed to avoid losing them forever.
President Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.
These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.
NOAA’s proposal for a new framework for future expansion of the National Marine Sanctuary System represents real progress for marine-natural-resource management.
Issue Brief A proposal to develop one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in a remote and pristine corner of Alaska could destroy some of America’s most valuable fisheries.
The president’s major speech on climate change set the stage for policies that will improve the health of our planet, including the 71 percent of it that is covered by oceans.
In his new role as secretary of state, John Kerry can take action on climate change, Arctic management, and pirate fishing to defend our oceans and preserve marine life.
Shiva Polefka is a Policy Analyst for American Progress’s Ocean Policy program. Before joining American Progress, he worked for more than five years in the Coast and Ocean program at the Environmental Defense Center in Santa Barbara, California. In this capacity, Shiva conducted analysis of the environmental impacts of local natural resource challenges, including ocean […]