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Monday, July 22, 2019

Coast & Ocean

Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

Going fishing? Watch out for chemical weapons

JUSTIN ROHRLICH / QUARTZ - The US Army will destroy stockpiles of mustard gas and nerve agents this summer as part of its commitment to a 1997 treaty [go to article]
Cohansey River, Delaware Bay

Coastal recovery: Bringing a damaged wetland back to life

JIM MORRISON / YALE ENVIRONMENT 360 - An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative [go to article]
Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

For Bayshore climate warrior, environmental threat is personal

ROWAN TODAY - Meghan Wren’s passion for the Delaware Bay community where she lives and works runs deep, from her endangered island [go to article]

Enviros fault Army Corps’ plan for defending NJ back bays from rising seas

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Environmental groups faulted some of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ latest ideas for defending New Jersey’s back bays [go to article]
jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

Governor signs law that strengthens public access to beaches

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature, the state has broadened the public’s access to beaches and waterfront areas [go to article]
new jersey environment, shore, wildlife

N.J. awards $10M in Barnegat Bay watershed anti-pollution grants

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY - New Jersey is providing nonprofit groups, local governments, and state colleges and universities $10 million in grants to help improve water quality [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]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Jersey Shore gets a reprieve as Trump’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling hits...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - President Donald Trump’s efforts to expand offshore oil drilling — including in the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey Shore — faces delays [go to article]
cigarette butt on beach

Smoking will be banned on South Jersey beaches this summer — except in this...

AMY S. ROSENBERG / PHILLY.COM - Here in Wildwood Crest, a family town whose wide beaches are framed by a jumble of new condos and old motels, you will still [go to article]
NOAA flood map, new jersey

How an overhaul of federal flood insurance could impact the Jersey Shore in 2020

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Pat and Alonzo Bailey live in a modest, one-story house two blocks from the bay in Bungalow Park [go to article]

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