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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Coast & Ocean

Offshore oil drilling rig

Editorial: Offshore MidAtlantic deserves more durable protection from drilling

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - For more than three decades, the public has been presented with the recurring spectacle of the federal government proposing drilling for oil and gas [go to article]
beach erosion at Jersey Shore

Report: N.J. gets ‘F’ grade for coastal preservation

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has spent more on beach replenishment than nearly every other state, yet is still falling short of preserving [go to article]
offshore oil drilling platforms

N.J. sues Trump admin over seismic testing

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has joined eight other states and a coalition of environmental groups across the Northeast in suing the Trump administration [go to article]
fishing boat

As climate change sends fish to colder waters, some boats follow

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Flipping through his captain’s log, Larry Colangelo looks at the water temperatures off Atlantic City’s coast this past summer [go to article]
video

Why is beachgrass so important to the Jersey Shore?

LAUREN WANKO / NJTV NEWS - Volunteers are shoveling on the beach, though not for sand castles. At Island Beach State Park, volunteers are digging holes for beachgrass [go to article/watch video]
Ridley's sea turtle

Frozen sea turtle washes up on Long Beach Island

AVALON ZAPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - A frozen sea turtle washed up on Long Beach Island earlier this month as temperatures dipped during a cold snap [go to article]
East Point Lighthouse

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten historic lighthouses in NJ, across globe

WAYNE PARRY / AP / COURIER POST - Rising seas and erosion are threatening lighthouses around the U.S. and the world. Volunteers and cash-strapped [go to article]
Ridley's sea turtle

Turtles washing up ‘cold-stunned’ at Jersey Shore as wintry weather arrives

CBS - Turtles are washing ashore along the East Coast according to officials at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey [go to article]

Thousands of homes at Jersey Shore could be flooded, submerged by 2050

MARIELLE MONDON / PHILLY VOICE - New homeowners and prospective buyers of properties at the Jersey Shore could face extreme levels of flooding [go to article]
new jersey environment, Jershey Shore

What factors impact coastal flooding?

JOE MARTUCCI / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Coastal flooding will always be a concern, and that concern has steadily increased in recent decades [go to article]

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