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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Coast & Ocean

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]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Phil Murphy signs bill banning offshore drilling in New Jersey

CHRISTIAN HETRICK / OBSERVER - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into a law on Friday to ban offshore drilling in state waters, hindering President Trump’s plan [go to article]
fox

State says fox killing necessary to protect piping plover

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Residents of Brigantine Island are rallying against the state killing foxes in the North Brigantine Natural Area [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

Editorial: Stop offshore drilling by making New Jersey and Delaware ugly for oil

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - New Jersey and Delaware know full well the dangers of President Trump’s reckless plans to open their coasts to offshore oil [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]
Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

Surrendering to rising seas

JEN SCHWARTZ / SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN - Monique Coleman's basement was still wet with saltwater when the rallying began. Just days after Superstorm Sandy [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Oyster populations could be restored in New York, if only people would stop poaching...

H. CLAIRE BROWN / NEW FOOD ECONOMY - “Americans have a passion for oysters, which they eat at all hours, even in the streets,” wrote Moreau de St. Mery [go to article]
piping plover

Editorial: Protecting piping plovers helps keep NJ natural, wildlife diverse

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The choice between foxes and plovers in North Brigantine is a difficult one to make from the heart [go to article]
NOAA flood map, new jersey

Opinion: It’s time to prepare for increased flooding due to sea level rise

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Street flooding is not unusual in New Jersey’s coastal towns, especially during high tides [go to article]
atlantic city, marsh, jersey shore

Editorial: Great Egg River, a stealth NJ national park, gets more protection

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - If the millions of drivers crossing the Garden State Parkway bridge between Atlantic and Cape May counties look west, they’ll see the big end [go to article]

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