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March 2, 2010

Conservation Efforts on Navy Installations Recognized by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

hree United States Navy installations have been nominated for the 2009 Military Installation Conservation Partner Award by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Feb. 1, 2010

NSWC Panama City Environmental Record of Decision Signed

The Navy published a Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) Jan. 25 for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Mission Activities Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).

Nov. 23, 2009

Rocket Science Leads to New Whale Discovery

Rocket science is opening new doors to understanding how sounds associated with Navy sonar might affect the hearing of a marine mammal - or if they hear it at all.

Nov. 20, 2009

Navy Announces Draft EIS for Military Relocations to Guam

 The Navy announced Nov. 20 the availability of the draft environmental impact statement/overseas environmental impact statement (EIS/OEIS) for the military buildup on Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). 

Oct. 22, 2009

Wildlife Biology Expert to Help Navy in Hawaii

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii hired a wildlife expert Oct. 5, in an effort to provide high-quality environmental services for Navy installations in Hawaii.

Oct. 6, 2009

Navy Supports the President's Ocean Policy Task Force

The U.S. Navy has joined other federal agencies in a task force led by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ, to develop the nation's first unified ocean policy and marine spatial planning framework.

Sept. 18, 2009

Navy Teams to Study Marine Mammals in the Mediterranean

New data gathered during a recent multinational study supported by the U.S. Navy and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) gives researchers hope of better understanding the Mediterranean and its marine populations.

Sept. 9, 2009

NAVFAC Far East Hits Environmental Management System Target

More than a month ahead of a fiscal year deadline, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East completed Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation Aug. 27, 2009 for the six installations it supports.

Aug. 28, 2009

Navy Announces Delay of Environmental Impact Statement for East Coast Landing Field Sites

The Navy announced today that it will delay the expected release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) that examines five sites in Virginia and North Carolina for an outlying landing field (OLF) to support training for aircraft stationed at and transient to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Naval Station Norfolk.

Aug. 10, 2009

Navy Continues its Commitment to Science through Marine Mammal Studies

The U.S. Navy and its partners recently completed two studies that monitored marine mammal responses to military exercises.