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Coast & Ocean

Flood damage, Mantoloking after Hurricane Sandy

Facing rising sea levels, Jersey Shore voters still love Trump

MIKE KELLY / ASBURY PARK PRESS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - From the window of his second-floor office in the middle of a narrow barrier island [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

Oyster seeding: A ‘tangible, physical’ way to help the water

WAYNE PARRY / AP - Restoring oyster beds and helping keep the water clean isn’t just for scientists and environmental groups anymore [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

Denied mic, foes of offshore drilling plan hold rallies

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - With giant inflatable whales, signs that read "Drilling Is Killing," and chants of "Where's our meeting?," opponents [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

How to ease island flooding? Some Jersey shore towns are using bayside islets

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - At Thursday’s high tide, a tiny tugboat named Bonnie pulled a red barge through Great Egg Harbor Bay [go to article]
video

Pallone says ‘living shorelines’ can help protect coastal towns from flooding

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - In the battle against rising ocean levels, so-called living shorelines are a less expensive — and some say better — alternative to jetties [go to article/video]
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]
offshore wind energy, new jersey environment news

NJ Audubon lauds BPU solicitation of offshore wind

CAPE MAY COUNTY HERALD - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) officially announced Sept. 17 that it was inviting bids for 1,100 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind [go to article]
snowy owl

Snowy owl hotspot in N.J. at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

ELIZABETH FLETCHER / PHILLY.COM - The Snowy Owl sat silently in the marsh grass, its arctic white feathers fluffed up in the brisk winter wind, serenely observing us [go to article]
beach and seawater

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]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Interior Dept. loosens offshore-drilling safety rules dating from Deepwater Horizon

CORAL DAVENPORT / NY TIMES - The Trump administration on Thursday made public its rollback of a major offshore-drilling safety regulation, significantly weakening [go to article]

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