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Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Climate change blamed for grim outlook on Jersey Shore flooding, federal report says

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The trend persists, and it’s not good for New Jersey: Coastal towns continue to see increased high-tide flooding, inundating streets [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]
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]
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]
Flood damage, Mantoloking after Hurricane Sandy

Bad news for N.J.: ‘Dramatic’ sea level rise expected, plus more flooding and stronger...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey is projected to experience “dramatic” sea level rise through the rest of this century [go to article]
marsh, delaware bay, new jersey

State’s tidal wetlands could be swamped by rising seas – report

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Roughly half the tidal wetlands in the metropolitan area are at risk of being submerged by the end of the century as sea levels rise [go to article]
Sandy Hook

N.J. just blocked a controversial pipeline in Raritan Bay

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration effectively blocked the progress of a controversial proposed natural gas pipeline late on Wednesday night [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]

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