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Coast & Ocean

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Five years after Sandy, locals torn on flood protection

STEPHANIE SY / PBS NEWSHOUR - Five years ago, Hurricane Sandy decimated the East Coast, killing at least 60 people and causing [watch video]

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]
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]
sandy flood, new jersey, shore

Could climate change erode real estate markets in coastal New Jersey?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Rising sea levels threaten hundreds of thousands of homes and structures nationwide, with New Jersey ranking second only to Florida [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]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Navy teams with NY/NJ Baykeeper to help increase oyster population

NEWS 12 NJ - The United States Navy and the NY/NJ Baykeeper are teaming up to help increase the oyster population in New Jersey [go to article]
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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]
Coral bleaching at Heron Island

2019 was a record year for ocean temperatures, data show

KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS / NY TIMES - Last year was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans, part of a long-term warming trend, according to a study [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]
New York Harbor, Manhattan

Could massive storm surge barriers end the Hudson River’s revival?

ELIZABETH ROYTE / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - On a sunny afternoon, John Lipscomb steered the 22-foot vessel Ian Fletcher past the rip-rapped, industrialized shoreline [go to article]

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