‘Doing nothing is not an option’: Officials lay out plan to fight rising sea levels, climate change at Jersey Shore

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CBS – A new report is out on New Jersey beaches. It looks at issues like replenishment, as well as climate change.

Jersey beaches have changed a lot over the decades, including adding dunes throughout the shore, and you should be prepared for even more changes to protect the beaches in the decades to come.

Beach traditions are often passed from down generation to generation at the Jersey Shore. But ask your elders and they’ll tell you whether Atlantic City or Ocean City, water under the boardwalk used to be the norm. Now, it’s sand dunes.

“They’ve become more resilient because we’ve pumped sand onto them and millions of dollars have been spent doing that,” New Jersey Commissioner Of Environmental Protection Catherine McCabe said …

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