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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Coast & Ocean

Newark Bay wetlands

Wetlands restoration on Newark Bay protects against flooding, improves water quality

MIKE SMITH / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - Jet passengers flying into Newark International Airport or car drivers zipping along the New Jersey Turnpike may not think [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

New Jersey lawmakers recalling Roman empire in beach fight

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Offshore oil drillers want another crack at N.J.’s Atlantic coast, and Trump wants to...

ANDREW MAYKUTH / PHILLY.COM - The Ben Ocean Lancer, a 490-foot-long drill ship, positioned itself in federal waters about 93 miles southeast of Atlantic City [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

“Barely enough” horseshoe crab eggs for arriving red knots

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - In the first week of the red knot stopover on Delaware Bay, there were just enough horseshoe crab eggs [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

Shore towns use sand dredged from inlets to widen beaches

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - Two common problems in coastal areas — eroded beaches, and clogged inlets hazardous for boat traffic — have a mutual solution [go to article]
beach erosion at Jersey Shore

Rare nor’easter double punch raises erosion fears at Shore

AMANDA HOOVER / NJ.COM - A nor'easter predicted to hit just days after a similar storm brought high winds and coastal flooding could spell erosion trouble for New Jersey beaches [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Bob Schoelkopf took a hose and sprayed down a gray seal pup that remained quiet as two other seals bellowed [go to article]
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]
Oysters, NJ environment news

This red tide might be good news for New Jersey oyster beds

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - A red tide is heading for thousands of acres of oyster beds in New Jersey’s Delaware Bay [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

New Jersey ready to ban offshore drilling, thwart Trump plan

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - New Jersey is prepared to thwart President Donald Trump's plan for offshore oil and gas drilling by enacting [go to article]

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