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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Coast & Ocean

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]
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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]
Flood damage, Mantoloking after Hurricane Sandy

Facing rising sea levels, Jersey Shore voters still love Trump

MIKE KELLY / ASBURY PARK PRESS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - From the window of his second-floor office in the middle of a narrow barrier island [go to article]
Beach replenishment

Trump Administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / NY TIMES - The Trump administration changed a 25-year-old policy to make it easier for coastal communities to take sand from protected [go to article]
Atlantic City, Sandy damage

How climate change is affecting Atlantic City

JOE MARTUCCI / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic City ranks near the top for New Jersey places most impacted by climate change [go to article]
Blue crabs

New funding to study microplastic pollution effect on Delaware Bay blue crabs

MARK EICHMANN / WHYY - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is often held up as the poster child for ocean pollution. And while the collection of trash collecting [go to article]
East Point Lighthouse

Environment officials move to protect NJ lighthouse considered among most vulnerable in nation

NBC NY 4 - New Jersey environmental officials are moving to protect a lighthouse on Delaware Bay considered one of the most vulnerable in the nation to rising seas [go to article]

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