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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Coast & Ocean

jersey shore dunes, new jersey environment

1981 shore protection plan to get update to match today’s realities

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - After nearly four decades, the Legislature is taking a look at updating the 1981 Shore Protection Plan [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

NY/NJ Baykeeper’s oyster reef naturally reproduces baby oysters in Raritan Bay

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HERALD - NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Restoration Program scientists discovered the natural growth of baby oysters [go to article]
marsh, delaware bay, new jersey

Insurer to invest in coastal wetlands to mitigate storm damages

EMILY CHASAN / BLOOMBERG - When Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast in October 2012, its 80-mile-per-hour winds and the resulting flooding did about $71 billion [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Why New Jersey is leading the resistance to Trump’s offshore drilling plan

DARRYL FEARS / WASHINGTON POST - The Trump administration’s bid to expand offshore drilling sounds like a sweet deal when the oil and gas industry sells it: more jobs [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

NJ measure creates commission tasked with protecting the Jersey Shore

NJ 101.5 - Adequately protecting the Jersey Shore from future storms and rising sea levels would be best achieved through a regional approach and not on a town-by-town basis [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Does the Jersey Shore need a regional coastal commission?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The idea of establishing a regional coastal commission to help the Jersey Shore adapt and plan to deal with climate change and rising sea levels [go to article]
superstorm sandy, coastal flooding, jersey shore

FEMA proposes to buy flooded homes and let owners rebuild

JOEL SCATA / NRDC - FEMA has proposed allowing owners of homes that have been repeatedly damaged by coastal storms and floods, and that were bought out by taxpayers [go to article]
fox

Petition to stop state’s killing of red foxes on Jersey beach nears 80K signatures

CAITLYN STULPIN / NJ.COM - Residents of Brigantine speculated for years about the state's role in the dwindling numbers of their beloved unofficial mascots, the red fox [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

New Jersey shore sees sea level change — and it can’t be denied

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Four nor’easters hit New Jersey in March, disrupting everyday life, flooding coastal streets and forcing some island [go to article]
jersey shore, new jersey, coast

Needs of birds, wants of drivers collide on unspoiled beach

WAYNE PARRY / AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - New Jersey's plan to protect threatened shorebirds by taking control of who can drive on a stretch of pristine beach [go to article]

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