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jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Assembly panel approves latest version of waterfront access bill

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is moving closer to enshrining in state law the public-trust doctrine, a common-law principle that ensures [go to article]
Humpback whale in Sany Hook Bay

‘Torture for marine mammals’: In Cape May, Trump plan for seismic testing in Atlantic...

AMY S. ROSENBERG / PHILLY.COM - Capt. Jeff Stewart of the Cape May Whale Watcher knows better than most how whales and dolphins are affected [go to article]

81 percent of the Jersey Shore is paved. Why that’s bad for flooding

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Tall dune grass covers one of the curb strips outside Mary Louise Hayes' residence, and sea shells line her driveway [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

New Jersey trying to write public waterways access into law

AP / NEW JERSEY 101.5 - Governments as far back as the Roman Empire have recognized it, but New Jersey is trying to enshrine in law the public's right [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Barriers, flood walls could help protect back bays, Army Corps says

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Get ready for storm-surge barriers, floodwalls, and levees to protect New Jersey’s flood-prone back bays from sea-level rise [go to article]
offshore wind energy, new jersey environment news

N.J. fishermen and offshore wind firms learning to coexist

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Hunched over a laptop, Jeff Dement pointed to a virtual map showing lease areas for offshore wind off New Jersey’s coast [go to article]
beach erosion at Jersey Shore

N.J. coastal towns face nearly $1.6B in annual damage from sea rise, flooding, storms,...

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a sweeping report Friday on back bay flooding in New Jersey that singles out climate change [go to article]

Study: Flooding has cost this Jersey Shore town $5.3B in home value losses

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has lost $4.5 billion in appreciation of home values since 2005 because of flooding related to sea-level rise [go to article]
fish market

The world is losing fish to eat as oceans warm, study finds

KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS / NY TIMES - Fish populations are declining as oceans warm, putting a key source of food and income at risk for millions of people around the world [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Sea level rise’s impact on property values will be greatest in N.J. Shore towns,...

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Ocean City, N.J., faces the biggest hit to its property values from sea level rise on the eastern seaboard, surpassing even Miami Beach [go to article]

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