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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]

NJ could need 2,700 miles of sea walls to defend against rising waters

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey would have to pay almost $25 billion to build almost 2,700 miles of seawalls to protect its coastal communities from anticipated sea-level rise by 2040 [go to article]
superstorm sandy, coastal flooding, jersey shore

Retreating from rising seas isn’t a win or a defeat – it’s reality

KATE YODER / GRIST - Indonesia just found itself a new capital. The country’s president, Joko Widodo, announced on Monday that the new seat of government [go to article]
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Raw sewage exposure forces closure of Jersey Shore beach

AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach's water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure [go to article]
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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]
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‘Doing nothing is not an option’: Officials lay out plan to fight rising sea...

CBS - A new report is out on New Jersey beaches. It looks at issues like replenishment, as well as climate change [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]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms

WAYNE PARRY / AP / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America's most sophisticated weapons [go to article]
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More syringes are washing up on Jersey beaches. It’s a problem that starts miles...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN and ALEX NAPOLIELLO / NJ.COM - The images were disturbing: hypodermic needles, syringes and vials of blood washed ashore miles of beaches [go to article]
Beach replenishment

‘A never-ending commitment’: The high cost of preserving vulnerable beaches

LISA SONG and AL SHAW / PROPUBLICA - As lawmakers consider disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, projects to rebuild North Carolina’s shrunken [go to article]

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