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FL - Beach renourishment not for everybody

Properties like Leonardo Arms and Pink Shell Resort need sand, others don't

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Hundreds of Florida Manatee Deaths Spur Federal Lawsuit and Cleanup Funding from State Government

More than 1,000 manatees died in Florida last year, and at least 527 have already died in 2022. New funding should help address the die-off

Southeast
Property

FL - A Flooded Future: Who Will Stay & Who Will Go? Miami's confrontation with sea level rise

“We are taking on water from every direction. To me, it just feels especially cruel that this was meant to be an oasis, and people will not be able to live here in 100 years, people will probably not be here in 50 or so.” -- Kendall Resident

Southeast
Science

FL - Fishing gear and plastic bag pieces found in the stomach of a dead sperm whale in Keys

Biologists are working to determine why a 47 ft. male sperm whale died off the Florida Keys. Currently biologists are performing an animal autopsy to determine how the animal died.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem.

Southeast
Local

FL - Climate leaders push solutions and urgency at Miami conference

The inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, a four-day event that began Monday, attracted hundreds of scientists, policymakers, activists and business leaders.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - Congress passes toxic algal bloom bill forcing federal response. Will Biden sign it?

The Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River Estuary are named in the proposed federal legislation.

Southeast
Science

FL - Coral reefs provide stunning images of a world under assault

Humans don't know what they're missing under the surface of a busy shipping channel in the "cruise capital of the world." Just below the keels of massive ships, an underwater camera provides a live feed from another world, showing marine life that's trying its best to resist global warming.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Ocean overwash concerns return to the Outer Banks this week

A slow-moving area of low pressure off the Carolina coast has closed access to parts of the Outer Banks.

Southeast
Recreation

FL - In Search of Giants: A New Harvest Leaves Goliath Grouper Hanging in the Balance

Climb aboard a modest skiff in Tampa Bay to cast for a fish shrouded in controversy and confusion.

Northeast
Advocacy

NC - Rob Young discusses climate change at CivicCon in Pensacola

Rob Young doesn't know why climate change and sea level rise are such political hot buttons.

Southeast
Advocacy

NC - NC beach attraction that rescues sea creatures coming inland

A new attraction in the Charlotte region will bring a popular North Carolina coastal attraction inland.

Southeast
Property

FL - Homebuyers in Coastal Florida Are Not Factoring Sea Level Rise Risk into Home Prices

In the recent Freddie Mac Research Note “Sea Level Rise and Impact on Home Prices in Coastal Florida,” analysis showed that home prices in coastal Florida may not be taking into account the future risk of rising sea levels.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Beach nourishment along Outer Banks will be sustainable for 'foreseeable future'

On a cool March afternoon, Janie Baldi stands on her 2nd floor porch and peaks over rooftops to gaze at the ocean disappearing into the horizon. She proudly shares that her house was recently remodeled, complete with new blue and white exterior paint.

Southeast
Recreation

SC - Isle Of Palms Pursues Legal Consultation Opposing S. 40

It’s been almost a year since Gov. Henry McMaster put his signature on S. 40, legislation that gave the South Carolina Department of Transportation the authority to decide where visitors to four Lowcountry beaches can park on state roads. And how much, if anything, they’ll have to pay.

Southeast
Federal

GA - More money for sand at Tybee: U.S. Senate committee advances beach renourishment act

Tybee Island Storm Risk Management Act passed a key Senate committee, clearing the way to the Senate floor. The bill will extend federal funding for future beach renourishment projects.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - New sand arrives onto Miami Beach

The Miami Beach Renourishment 2021 contract will nourish eroded shoreline along Miami-Dade County in the following locations: 64th Street, 55th Street, 46th Street, and 27th Street. The sand source for the project will be truck hauled to the project location.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - FWC approves rule to rebuild cobia off Atlantic Coast

People overfished Florida's cobia stock for 45 years, scientists discovered.

Southeast
Science

NC - In a warming world, 'Cat 6' hurricanes could soon be coming to a coast near you

A few days before Hurricane Dorian slammed into Ocracoke Island and the southern Outer Banks in September 2019, the massive storm was packing winds of 185 mph as it devastated the Bahamas.

Southeast
Federal

FL - Affected by toxic algal blooms? One Florida Congressman wants FEMA to help

Could the federal government's disaster-response agency help Floridians affected by toxic algal blooms, as it does after hurricanes and other natural disasters?

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Sorry, better seawalls are not the answer to rising seas in Florida

We need 21st century solutions, not antiquated answers that make the problem worse and cost taxpayers money.

Southeast
Property

FL - Why mangroves matter: Protecting coastal vegetation means weighing the demands of development against the needs of the environment

Everyone seems to agree that mangroves are essential to the health of the Southwest Florida ecosystem. They protect local fisheries and birds. They even buffer the coast from devastating hurricanes. So, why is it so hard to protect them?

Southeast
Federal

FL - Marco Rubio Gets Support for Proposals to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather, Restoring Reefs

This week, the U.S. Senate Climate Solutions threw its support behind U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” and “Built to Last Act.”

Southeast
Tourism

FL - Beach fatigue? Reservations for PCB summer vacation rentals down after blistering 2021

With vacation rental reservations down from 2021 in Panama City Beach, Mitch Warren, owner of Warren Beach Rentals & Property Management, said it seems like tourists might have "beach fatigue."

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