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NOAA flood map, new jersey

How an overhaul of federal flood insurance could impact the Jersey Shore in 2020

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Pat and Alonzo Bailey live in a modest, one-story house two blocks from the bay in Bungalow Park [go to article]

Why engineers use different barriers to protect N.J. coastal towns

BILL BARLOW / WHYY - New Jersey’s East Point Lighthouse at the mouth of the Maurice River has survived pelting winds, driving storms and long periods [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

Going fishing? Watch out for chemical weapons

JUSTIN ROHRLICH / QUARTZ - The US Army will destroy stockpiles of mustard gas and nerve agents this summer as part of its commitment to a 1997 treaty [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]
New York Harbor, Manhattan

$119 Billion plan to protect NY/NJ from another Sandy raises concerns over impact, cost

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Despite its enormous price tag and concerns about its environmental impact, the federal government is still considering a project [go to article]

Editorial: Money talks, and says retreat from shore flooding is far off

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - One of the problems of a warming planet is glacial, the melting of ice that contributes to rising sea levels and flooding. The flight from that flooding [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Illness fears thwart NJ oyster colonies that would aid water

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - The fear of poachers stealing oysters from polluted waters and making consumers sick has long thwarted efforts [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]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Jersey Shore gets a reprieve as Trump’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling hits...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - President Donald Trump’s efforts to expand offshore oil drilling — including in the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey Shore — faces delays [go to article]
Beach replenishment

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey’s post-Sandy dune work

WAYNE PARRY / AP - After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state’s [go to article]

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