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Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Horseshoe crab

The last days of the blue-blood harvest

SARAH ZHANG / THE ATLANTIC - Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in some form for more than 450 million years [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]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Interior Dept. loosens offshore-drilling safety rules dating from Deepwater Horizon

CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration on Thursday made public its rollback of a major offshore-drilling safety regulation, significantly weakening [go to article]
superstorm sandy, coastal flooding, jersey shore

5 years after Superstorm Sandy, the lessons haven’t sunk in

FRANK ELTMAN and WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST – Five years after Superstorm Sandy was supposed to have [go to article]
New Jersey Environment News, climate change, Seaside, Jersey Shore

Superstorm Sandy: 5 years later, New Jersey is still storm proofing

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Hurricane Sandy barreled into the New Jersey coast five years ago today, it pushed a 12-foot [go to article]
Beach replenishment

Jersey Shore beaches: $1.2B replenishment means beaches at their fullest

RUSS ZIMMER and JEAN MIKLE / APP.COM - The Jersey Shore's beaches — treasured by locals and the reason why tourists spend billions of dollars here every summer [go to article]
Forked River Mountains, Ocean County, NJ

Opinion: Meet the ‘mountains’ of the Pine Barrens

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - For folks living in most of New Jersey, the idea of mountains in the low-lying Pine Barrens might seem farfetched [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Illness fears thwart NJ oyster colonies that would aid water

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - The fear of poachers stealing oysters from polluted waters and making consumers sick has long thwarted efforts [go to article]
sandy flood, new jersey, shore

Could climate change erode real estate markets in coastal New Jersey?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Rising sea levels threaten hundreds of thousands of homes and structures nationwide, with New Jersey ranking second only to Florida [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Climate change has already hit home prices, led by Jersey Shore

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / BLOOMBERG - Sea-level rise is already hitting home prices along the Atlantic Coast, new data shows – and nowhere harder [go to article]

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