Ocean News

The Economic Case for Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

As America’s coastal cities expanded throughout the 19th century, the wetlands were often considered a nuisance that stood in the way of progress and development. We are increasingly learning the cost of losing landscapes once thought to be valueless. Investing in coastal restoration is good policy. It is not just the right thing to do for the environment; it is the right thing to do for coastal communities, vulnerable coastal populations, and the U.S. economy. In the words of former NOAA Chief Economist Dr. Linwood Pendleton, “restoring degraded marine and coastal habitat is critical if America’s coasts and oceans are to reach their economic and ecological potential.”

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Norton, Regas Join Nicholas Institute Board of Advisors

Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions appointed two new members to its Board of Advisors: Edward Norton and Diane Regas. Norton, senior advisor of TPG Capital, and Regas, senior vice president for programs at the Environmental Defense Fund, will serve three-year terms on the Nicholas Institute’s board.

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Stacking Trash Threatens Indonesian Coastal

Linwood Pendleton explains in Harian Terbit that pollution and waste is a major problem faced by coastal areas. A senior scholar at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Pendleton is meeting with Indonesian people across Java, Kalimantan, Sumatera, and Sulawesi to share perspectives on coastal conservation through the Embassy of the United States Jakarta-Indonesia U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program. 

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Researchers Remind Big Potential in the Coastal Zone Indonesia

Senior Scholar Linwood Pendleton,said the Indonesian coastal areas have a high potential that needs to be preserved. The talk was part of a lecture series put on by the Embassy of the United States Jakarta-Indonesia U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program.
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Indonesian Coastal Area has a High Potential

Senior researcher for ocean and coastal policy at Duke University Linwood Pendleton said the Indonesian coastal areas have a high potential that needs to be preserved, in Antara News. Pendleton is meeting with Indonesian people across Java, Kalimantan, Sumatera, and Sulawesi to share perspectives on coastal conservation through the Embassy of the United States Jakarta-Indonesia U.S. Speaker and Specialist Program in April. 

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Deep Sea Mining: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

One of the major issues with deep-sea mining is that so little is known about its implications on the environment. Linwood Pendleton, senior scholar at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, comments in this blog post by Columbia University's Earth Institute. 

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Deep Sea being Damaged by Mining, Trawling

The deep sea especially that around continental shelves is being damaged by trawling and mining. Often there is little legislative protection, and developing countries are targeted. The Nicholas Institute's Linwood Pendleton discusses the deep sea on Radio National's "The Science Show."

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Deep-Sea Ocean Ecosystems Endangered

Relentlessly rising human demand for for deep-sea resources — fish, gas and oil, rare materials — is posing such a risk that international cooperation is needed if aquatic ecosystems are to be saved, U.S. scientists warn. Nicholas Institute Senior Scholar Linwood Pendleton comments in this Japan Times article.

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Scientists Call for Tougher Treaty to Protect the Deep Ocean

A new international agreement is needed to police the exploitation of the deep ocean because of the rising threats of deep-sea mining and bottom trawling for fish

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Gold Rush on the Seabed

Inventories of precious metals such as nickel, manganese, copper or cobalt slumber in the depths of our oceans. They are sought-after commodities for smartphones, electric cars or wind turbines. In two years, first mining licenses to be awarded. Experts fear irreparable environmental damage. The Nicholas Institute's Linwood Pendleton comments in this Voice of Switzerland article.

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