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FL - One of Miami’s most charming parks has neighbors fighting over its future, waterfront views

Everybody can agree that Morningside Park is one of the most treasured and popular oases in Miami. But everybody cannot agree on how to keep it that way.

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Property

SC - In Charleston, Floods Become a Fact of Life

As Vulava sees it, the only long-term solution for towns like Charleston is stark: a retreat from the coastline. “Current coastal development is not planning for climate change,” he said. “More work is needed. Too many existing homes within peninsular Charleston are under threat.”

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Waterways

NC - Rouzer bill would float more cash to NC ferries

U.S. Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., filed a bill Nov. 18 with the goal of funneling more money into the state’s ferry system.

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Federal

NC - State forms new initiative to build a more resilient NC | Coastal Review

A new state program is working to boost resilience in regions of eastern North Carolina that were impacted by the September 2018 Hurricane Florence.

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Advocacy

NC - What ancient trees from New Bern to Wilmington are telling us about future flooding events

Comparing tree ring width and heavy tropical rainfall amounts for those years allowed the researchers to see what precipitation level resulted in each ring width. Maxwell said the researchers then estimated past annual tropical system rainfalls dating back to the 18th century. What they found was that hurricane rainfall extremes increased each decade, adding up to 2.5 to 5 inches more rainfall today compared to storms from the 1700s, he said

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Federal

NC - Years of flood disasters drove NC's new resiliency funding | Coastal Review

North Carolina was hit by two 1,000-year floods within the past five years, now the legislature is breaking away from dealing with disasters one at a time and move toward a more forward-thinking approach, as the States's latest budget appropriates roughly half of $800 million in the state’s disaster and resilience reserve toward local and statewide flood mitigation and resiliency.

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Advocacy

NC - NC's Updated Coastal Habitat Plan Focuses on Seagrass, Local Solutions

Leda Cunningham, officer for conserving marine life in the United States at The Pew Charitable Trusts, explained the plan includes new guidelines aimed at protecting seagrass, which filter out pollutants, improve water quality and help communities withstand increasing flood and sea-level rise from climate change by strengthening shorelines.

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Aquaculture

SC - Inside the world’s first indoor saltwater farm- growing ‘sea beans’

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – What began as a College of Charleston graduate research project, researching and cultivating an edible, salty succulent that thrives in saltwater has grown into a rapidly expanding start-up that nationally distributes “sea beans.”

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Local

SC - Council considers cut to police to fund beach renourishment – Coastal Observer

With another round of beach renourishment expected before the end of the decade, the town of Pawleys Island is looking at cuts in its four-member police department to provide money for capital projects.

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Federal

NC - Division of Coastal Management awarded funds to expand coastal resiliency program in North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Coastal Management has received nearly $546 thousand dollars as one of 49 new grants awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Emergency Coastal Resilience Fund 2021 grant cycle. The funds will be used to enhance the resilience of North Carolina’s coastal communities and natural resources by supporting local planning and pre-construction activities.

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Engineering

FL - Major step forward for the Key's shoreline protection effort

He hasn’t popped the champagne cork yet, but Dr. Roland Samimy might be putting a bottle on ice.

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Property

FL - After 20 months of uncertainty, Gov. DeSantis names Wesley Brooks as Chief Resilience Officer

The state's first Chief Resilience Officer left for the Trump administration after six months on the job.

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Engineering

FL - U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Completes Reservoir For Everglades Restoration

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed work on a $339 million reservoir constructed to cleanse water runoff before it flows into a troubled Florida river.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Army Corps talks Key Biscayne shoreline; dunes construction could start as early as 2024

Reinforcing their sophisticated sand dune strategy to protect Key Biscayne’s shoreline, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials Wednesday presented their management study at a pair of virtual open house meetings to discuss the next 50-year protection plan.

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Advocacy

FL- Florida records 1000 manatee deaths in 2021

This is by far the deadliest year for manatees and far more than the previous record: 830 in 2013.

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Federal

MS - EPA reverses Trump-era decision to allow Yazoo Pumps

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLBT) - The Trump-era approval of the Yazoo Pumps has been overturned.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Major step forward for the Key's shoreline protection effort; Army Core presentations set for Wednesday

Key Biscayne’s quest to protect its shoreline from storms and rising sea level took a giant step Friday afternoon by being included in the tentative U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coastal storm risk management plan for Miami-Dade County.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Miami Beach and Nature Conservancy Break Ground on Brittany Bay Park Living Shoreline – City of Miami Beach

The City of Miami Beach will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. to mark the start of the $1.8 million Brittany Bay Park Living Shoreline Project, which is made possible by the Miami Beach General Obligation Bond Program (G.O.) in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the support of Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) through its charitable arm, the NextEra Energy Foundation.

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Advocacy

FL - Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Expands High School Marine Science Curriculum to Include Plastics in Partnership with Brightmark

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two powerhouses have come together to provide a marine sciences curriculum for high school students focused on the impacts of post-use plastics on oceans and marine life and the greater ecosystem impacts.

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Advocacy

FL - North Florida Land Trust completes fundraising to preserve Little NaNa Dune

North Florida Land Trust announced last week that it has raised all the money needed to pay off a loan used to purchase a portion of the Little NaNa Dune System in historic American Beach.

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Federal

FL - Miami-Dade Coastal Study on display

USACE has released the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment for the Miami-Dade County, Florida, Coastal Storm Risk Management Study.

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Justice

FL - Segregated Sand: Florida's Beaches in the Civil Rights Movement

Vickie Oldham, president of the SAACC, said Sarasota’s history of desegregating Lido beach is one of the most important civil rights stories coming out of the city.

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