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Atlantic City, Sandy damage

How climate change is affecting Atlantic City

JOE MARTUCCI / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic City ranks near the top for New Jersey places most impacted by climate change [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]
Wind energy turbine construction workers

2 offshore wind firms set sights on Atlantic City

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Three firms have applied for ratepayer subsidies to build offshore wind farms in New Jersey, two of which are eyeing [go to article]
New York Harbor, Manhattan

Army Corps proposes giant hurricane barrier across New York Bay

MATTHEW SCHUERMAN / WNYC - More than five years after Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking a closer look at one of the ideas [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]
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]
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]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

New Jersey lawmakers recalling Roman empire in beach fight

WAYNE PARRY / AP / WASHINGTON POST - New Jersey lawmakers are reaching back to the Roman empire in their latest effort to guarantee public access [go to article]

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