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The Dividends of Coastal Conservation in the United States

Everglades National Park book_alt2 icon Report America’s blue parks are a pillar of sustainable coastal economies and equitable access to the great outdoors.

by Shiva Polefka and Billy DeMaio | Thursday, August 25, 2016

The North American Leaders Summit Should Put Fish on the Menu

helicopter and ship in Pacific OceanIf the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico work together, they can curtail illegal fishing, reward honest fishermen, and act to save two critically endangered species.

by Shiva Polefka and Avery Siciliano | Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ocean Planning Is the Key to Unlock America’s New Blue Economy

Block Island Wind FarmThe National Ocean Policy is helping coastal states and industries lay the groundwork for prosperity and sustainability in the 21st century, and Congress should not interfere.

by Shiva Polefka | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Building Resilience to Climate Change Requires Investment in Nature

mangrove restoration Senegal article icon Issue Brief Preserving ecosystem services is an essential component of international strategies for adaptation to climate change.

by Shiva Polefka and Gwynne Taraska | Friday, April 8, 2016

Opposition to Atlantic Oil Drilling Mounts as Big Oil’s Case for It Falls Apart

surfer South CarolinaBroad, bipartisan calls to nix Atlantic Ocean oil and gas lease sales give the Obama administration a clear path forward.

by Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Finance for Climate Resilience in the Dawn of the Paris Era

Girl on Philippines shore article icon Issue Brief The Paris era of climate action begins with a stronger focus on narrowing the adaptation finance gap.

by Gwynne Taraska and Shiva Polefka | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Offshore Wind Energy Can Deliver Big Carbon Cuts for Coastal States

Block Island Wind Farm article icon Issue Brief By harnessing even a small portion of the sea breezes off their shores, Atlantic coast states can boost state energy supplies and speed fulfillment of their Clean Power Plan responsibilities.

by Shiva Polefka and Elise Shulman | Thursday, September 17, 2015

From Risk to Resilience: Preparing U.S. Coasts for Climate Change

A home destroyed by Superstorm SandyNew investments, hardnosed land-use reforms, and an innovative, pro-nature approach must define coastal resilience in the century ahead.

by Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Icebreakers: Essential Assets for a Changing Arctic

Icebreaker in Seattle article icon 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.

by Shiva Polefka | Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Good Plan: Supporting the National Ocean Policy Ensures the Prosperity of Coastal Economies

Bold TernOcean-dependent businesses look to ocean planning to make the most of marine resources.

by Shiva Polefka | Monday, March 2, 2015

Infographic: Flush Floods

dripping sewageExtreme weather and rising sea levels from climate change pose a serious threat to our aging sewage system and public health.

by Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, Pete Morelewicz, Arpita Bhattacharyya | Monday, December 1, 2014

Coastal Ecosystem Protection: A Strategic Opportunity for the United States and India

IndiaCoastal wetlands and mangrove forests help fight climate change, but strong leadership and bilateral collaboration are urgently needed to avoid losing them forever.

by Shiva Polefka | Monday, November 10, 2014

Rising Waters, Rising Threat

overflowing sewer book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.

by Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, October 31, 2014

Fighting Fraudulent Fishing

MunroPresident Obama’s next major ocean initiative needs to get crime out of the seafood supply chain.

by Shiva Polefka and Michael Conathan | Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

article icon Fact Sheet Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits.

by Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014