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Friday, November 16, 2018


Ortley Beach, Superstrom Sandy damage 2012, new jersey

In post-Sandy era, N.J. Shore’s solvency is tied to disaster aid

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / BLOOMBERG - The top-rated creditworthiness of the New Jersey Shore depends on the willingness of the federal [go to article]
new jersey environment, Jershey Shore

What factors impact coastal flooding?

JOE MARTUCCI / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Coastal flooding will always be a concern, and that concern has steadily increased in recent decades [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]
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]
Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Christie announces $20M for future health of Barnegat Bay

KEVIN SHEA / NJ.COM - Gov. Chris Christie announced $20 million in grants Wednesday to county and local governments, and environmental [go to article]
pinelands, new jersey environment

Opinion: The Pine Barrens gets some help from its friends

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJCF - Along New Jersey State Highway 72 in New Lisbon, just around the bend from Brendan Byrne State Forest, is a publicly-accessible forest fire [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

Bill to ban drilling off NJ coast on Murphy’s Desk

DANIEL NEE / SHOREBEAT - A bill that would make an end-run around federal plans to open up the Atlantic Ocean off New Jersey to oil exploration and drilling [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

NJ expands flood zone buyout program at the Shore

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY - New Jersey is expanding its flood zone buyout program into Atlantic County [go to article]
Pinelands trail

NJ DEP rejects plan to build nearly 4,000 homes in Manchester

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM - A state agency has rejected a plan that would build nearly 4,000 new homes and 40,000 square feet of commercial space on the site [go to article]
Living shoreline oyster castle, Money Island, Delaware Bay

As storms get bigger, oyster reefs can help protect shorelines

EMILY MATCHAR / SMITHSONIAN.COM - Two hundred years ago, the streets of lower Manhattan were lined with “oyster cellars,” rough-and-ready establishments [go to article]

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