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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Coast & Ocean

Beach replenishment

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey’s post-Sandy dune work

WAYNE PARRY / AP - After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state’s [go to article]

Editorial: Money talks, and says retreat from shore flooding is far off

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - One of the problems of a warming planet is glacial, the melting of ice that contributes to rising sea levels and flooding. The flight from that flooding [go to article]

Why engineers use different barriers to protect N.J. coastal towns

BILL BARLOW / WHYY - New Jersey’s East Point Lighthouse at the mouth of the Maurice River has survived pelting winds, driving storms and long periods [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

As sea levels rise, some ask: ‘When is it time to retreat?’

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Standing outside her Lakes Bay home, Ailyn Deguzman points to a 4-foot-long wooden log blocking the gravel driveway [go to article]
NOAA flood map, new jersey

Along the East Coast, rainy days, high tides and sea rise make floods a...

NIGEL CHIWAYA / NBC NEWS - Flooding is becoming a way of life along the Mid-Atlantic coast [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

How to ease island flooding? Some Jersey shore towns are using bayside islets

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - At Thursday’s high tide, a tiny tugboat named Bonnie pulled a red barge through Great Egg Harbor Bay [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Trump wants to drill off the Jersey Shore. N.J. lawmakers are moving to block...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - Rep. Frank Palllone Jr., the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is once again pushing to ban oil and gas drilling [go to article]
Wind energy turbine construction workers

2 offshore wind firms set sights on Atlantic City

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Three firms have applied for ratepayer subsidies to build offshore wind farms in New Jersey, two of which are eyeing [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Editorial: Offshore MidAtlantic deserves more durable protection from drilling

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - For more than three decades, the public has been presented with the recurring spectacle of the federal government proposing drilling for oil and gas [go to article]
beach erosion at Jersey Shore

Report: N.J. gets ‘F’ grade for coastal preservation

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has spent more on beach replenishment than nearly every other state, yet is still falling short of preserving [go to article]

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