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Coral bleaching at Heron Island

2019 was a record year for ocean temperatures, data show

KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS / NY TIMES - Last year was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans, part of a long-term warming trend, according to a study [go to article]
forest fire

As Australia burns, the same ingredients for disaster are found in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Apocalyptic scenes from Australia — products of historic, sweeping wildfires in the country’s southern region — have gripped [go to article]
White Twsp, Warren County warehouse site

Controversial warehouse plan makes headway in rural Warren County

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A developer who wants to build almost 3 million square feet of warehouse space on farmland in a predominantly rural township [go to article]
Makepeace Lake, Pinelands

Out of luck: Still no hearing for Gov’s nominees to Highlands and Pinelands agencies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy’s bid to recast the focus of the state’s two most prominent planning agencies, the Pinelands Commission [go to article]
video

As new report warns of rapidly rising seas, officials push for action on climate...

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS - The state Department of Environmental Protection and scientists are urging prompt and meaningful action [go to article]

‘Ground zero’ for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests

AMANDA OGLESBY / USA TODAY / ASBURY PARK PRESS - Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise [go to article]
Flood damage, Mantoloking after Hurricane Sandy

Bad news for N.J.: ‘Dramatic’ sea level rise expected, plus more flooding and stronger...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey is projected to experience “dramatic” sea level rise through the rest of this century [go to article]
Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

Waterfront retreat: A bay community faces rising seas and buyouts

TOM HORTON / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - When Meghan Wren came to look at a place for sale in 1997 in tiny Money Island, an outpost [go to article]
Cranberry Harvest, new jersey farming

How farmers in New Jersey’s Pinelands grapple with the environmental toll of Thanksgiving cranberries

STEPH YIN / WHYY - Whether sauce, jelly or fresh, cranberries have to be on the table for Thanksgiving. But the tradition comes [go to article]
NJ Highlands

West Milford files complaint, blames Highlands Act for $500,000 in yearly losses

DAVID M. ZIMMER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey's Highlands Act costs local taxpayers more than a half-million dollars a year in lost revenues [go to article]

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