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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Coast & Ocean

Blue crabs

New funding to study microplastic pollution effect on Delaware Bay blue crabs

MARK EICHMANN / WHYY - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is often held up as the poster child for ocean pollution. And while the collection of trash collecting [go to article]
East Point Lighthouse

Environment officials move to protect NJ lighthouse considered among most vulnerable in nation

NBC NY 4 - New Jersey environmental officials are moving to protect a lighthouse on Delaware Bay considered one of the most vulnerable in the nation to rising seas [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Opinion: We need to stop building Shore houses

CLAIRE SASKO / PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE - Approximately no one wants to lose the Jersey Shore as we know it to climate change. But real talk: This is what we face [go to article]
Oyster Creek nuclear plant new jersey

Shutdown of N.J. nuclear plant has a surprising stinging consequence

WAYNE PARRY / AP / THE MORNING CALL - The shutdown of one of the nation’s oldest nuclear power plants last year is having a surprising, stinging consequence [go to article]
New York Harbor, Manhattan

Should New York build a storm surge barrier?

SARAH FECHT / STATE OF THE PLANET - It’s been seven years since Superstorm Sandy brought the city that never sleeps to a grinding halt [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

Competing for space on the increasingly crowded ocean

WAYNE PARRY / AP / CHICAGO TRIBUNE - Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

‘Geography of risk’ calculates who pays when a storm comes to shore

FRESH AIR / NPR - Journalist Gilbert Gaul says Americans have chosen to build $3 trillion worth of property in some of the riskiest places on earth – the barrier islands [listen to audio]
video

N.J. beaches hit hard by storm

TRISH HARTMAN / ABC 6 - Several Jersey shore towns are trying to figure out how they'll replenish their beaches after a storm moved up the coast last week [go to article]
Ghost forest, Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

As sea levels rise, so do ghost forests

MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF / NY TIMES - Up and down the mid-Atlantic coast, sea levels are rising rapidly, creating stands of dead trees — often bleached [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

For Jersey Shore homeowners, hurricane and flood threats are worth the risk

ELLIE RUSHING / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - When Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters ravaged the first floor of Frank Cattie’s Ocean City, N.J., home, he assessed [go to article]

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