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Monday, September 16, 2019

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superstorm sandy, coastal flooding, jersey shore

FEMA proposes to buy flooded homes and let owners rebuild

JOEL SCATA / NRDC - FEMA has proposed allowing owners of homes that have been repeatedly damaged by coastal storms and floods, and that were bought out by taxpayers [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

Flooding hot spots: Why seas are rising faster on the U.S. East Coast

JIM MORRISON / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - Seen from a pedestrian footbridge overlooking Myrtle Park — a sliver of land that Norfolk, Virginia is allowing to revert to wetlands [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]
sandy flood, new jersey, shore

The latest climate threat for coastal cities: More rich people

CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE / BLOOMBERG - When Hurricane Irma reached Florida’s Big Pine Key in September, it caused the floor of Terry and Sharon Baron’s cream-colored [go to article]
fox

Petition to stop state’s killing of red foxes on Jersey beach nears 80K signatures

CAITLYN STULPIN / NJ.COM - Residents of Brigantine speculated for years about the state's role in the dwindling numbers of their beloved unofficial mascots, the red fox [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]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

New Jersey shore sees sea level change — and it can’t be denied

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Four nor’easters hit New Jersey in March, disrupting everyday life, flooding coastal streets and forcing some island [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]

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