Ocean carbon dioxide removal solutions may contribute to policies and strategies that achieve the goal of negative emissions by midcentury, but implementation at scale must be balanced with concerns about unintended environmental impacts, environmental justice, a social license to operate, and governance issues.
Former President Trump’s ill-informed actions put the continental United States’ only marine national monument at risk; President Biden must restore full protections.
Congress should invest $10 billion in coastal restoration to create jobs, protect coastal communities, and rebuild fish and wildlife populations.
As the Biden administration and Congress pursue ambitious infrastructure investments, they should look to the ocean to build a clean energy future.
The Biden administration can take 20 actions in its first 100 days to leverage the power of the ocean in the fight against climate change.
A healthy U.S. ocean requires both sustainable fisheries management and marine protected areas.
This CAP report analyzes the use of fishing-restrictive area designations and provides recommendations on how the United States can improve them.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration’s lack of support for—and hindrance of—the renewable energy industry is coming into focus.
Instead of helping fishermen and coastal communities survive the coronavirus crisis, the Trump administration is using the pandemic as an excuse to weaken fisheries management and begin industrial fish farming.
Offshore drilling has become more dangerous since the Trump administration weakened safety regulations and cut back federal inspections and enforcement.
The Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan would be disastrous for the environment, leading to seven times more carbon pollution than the entire United States emits each year and causing nearly 100 large oil spills over the next 30 years.
A new national standard could help fisheries prepare for climate change.
A good answer to this question starts with a commitment to protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by 2030.
Devastating flooding in the Midwest is damaging both rural and coastal communities—but Congress can help by enacting forward-thinking environmental and land management policies.
With U.S. fisheries reeling from climate change and other threats, marine protected areas—especially highly and fully protected MPAs—are powerful tools to rebuild, protect, and sustain fisheries and ocean ecosystems.