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new jersey environment, Jershey Shore

Global sea levels could rise 8 feet by 2100, more in NJ, Rutgers study...

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - By the dawn of the next century, South Jersey’s barrier islands will pretty much disappear at high tide, based on data [go to article]

Battered by Sandy, New Jersey plans against sea level rise

WAYNE PARRY / AP / NJ HERALD - New Jersey is working on a plan to better protect its coast and inland waterways from the effects of sea level rise and severe storms [go to article]
Pinelands, Thompson-Wright brook

442 acres preserved in the heart of the Pine Barrens

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - A former cranberry farm in Burlington County, owned by the same family since the Civil War, has been permanently preserved as open space [go to article]
marsh, delaware bay, new jersey

State’s tidal wetlands could be swamped by rising seas – report

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Roughly half the tidal wetlands in the metropolitan area are at risk of being submerged by the end of the century as sea levels rise [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Coastal flooding in the U.S. is happening twice as often at high tide

SARAH KENNEDY / YALE CLIMATE CONNECTIONS - The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and … your street is flooded? So-called “nuisance flooding” happens [go to article]
Newark Airport

Rising sea levels could affect your flight. Airports at water’s edge are trying to...

SUSAN PHILLIPS / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Airports along the Carolina coasts shut down in anticipation of flooding from Hurricane Florence, and by late last week [go to article]
Beach replenishment

‘A never-ending commitment’: The high cost of preserving vulnerable beaches

LISA SONG and AL SHAW / PROPUBLICA - As lawmakers consider disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, projects to rebuild North Carolina’s shrunken [go to article]
Sandy Hook

Would an enormous storm surge barrier save NYC’s coast – or destroy it?

NATHAN KENSINGER / CURBED - It has been almost six years since Hurricane Sandy inundated New York’s coastline, and the city is still not prepared [go to article]
forest fire

Take a look at how quickly a forest can recover from fire

ANDY NEWMAN / NY TIMES - On April 22, a spring wildfire roared through Penn State Forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, sending 100-foot flames [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

Offshore wind energy: fishermen ask for relief

DAN RADEL / APP.COM - Offshore windmills may be the future of energy here, but they're presently a source of agitation to commercial fishermen [go to article]

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