It’s deep into the summer and a massive hurricane looms off the Florida coast, threatening enormous destruction and widespread power blackouts. In normal times, in such a scenario, the orders would come down for millions of coastal residents: Evacuate.
With the future of offshore wind waiting on the outcome of a major federal study, Massachusetts and Rhode Island officials announced plans Wednesday to take a look at one of the topics at the center of some of the tension about shared ocean usage: the fisheries.
(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- On Saturday, May 16, Anthony Vaz, the mayor of Seaside Heights, surveys the 16-block boardwalk in his archetypal New Jersey beach town, once the backdrop for MTV’s Jersey Shore. The pandemic has left the area more sedate than it appeared on the show.
Marine Biologist Marissa McMahan takes a three-pronged approach: stop green crabs, improve the lives of fishing communities and teach children science.
As stay-at-home orders and advisories bloomed across the Northeast in late March, vehicle trips in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts flatlined at 100% below normal, according to data from the online journal ClimateCentral. Connecticut barely had a pulse, with trips fluctuating between 80% and 100% below normal.
No matter what happens in the coming months, this will be a summer like no other at the Jersey Shore.
Some people heading to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend might be wondering: Does the reopening of beaches and boardwalks also mean you can stay with family and friends at a summer home, rental, or hotel? Or are you blocked by the state’s stay-at-home coronavirus restrictions?
Restrictions will be in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Arthur skirted North Carolina’s coast before veering into the Atlantic. While damage was minimal, this marked the sixth straight year that a named storm developed in the Atlantic before the official start of hurricane season on June 1.
Ken and Patricia Mason are the ninth-generation owners of the Seaside Inn on Beach Avenue, and their dream is to one day pass their family business to the tenth.
Four US institutions have received USD 1.1 million in grants to conduct fisheries studies which will guide the ongoing development of the offshore wind industry in North America.
“I think it’s going to be a different summer.”
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner.
ByBen Finley, Time
This month, The Harborkeepers launched Vision Chelsea Creek: a six month-long visioning, planning, and stakeholder engagement process to re-imagine the abandoned MBTA / MassDOT-owned railway site along the industrial shoreline of lower Chelsea Creek in East Boston.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration denied a permit for a pipeline to supply natural gas to Long Island and New York City in a landmark decision citing the state’s sweeping climate law.
If you’re lucky, you will see them.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Erosion has worn down the bluffs that rise just behind the water at Rose Larisa Park in East Providence. Tim Mooney of the Rhode Island Nature Conservancy tells Eyewitness News the reason for that is the failure of a manmade sea wall that was built there.
Massachusetts will receive $28 million in fisheries assistance under CARES Act allocations announced May 7 by the federal government, and efforts are ongoing to deliver more aid to an industry that officials say has been hit hard by impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
Just a month after Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to create an offshore wind workforce development hub in the state, Bellwether Research, on behalf of Ørsted, conducted a survey to find out what New Jerseyans truly think of wind parks.
Seven tourism industry groups across the state released an open letter to Gov. Janet Mills as COVID-19 restrictions threaten summer business.
The Camden Public Library, in partnership with Coastal Mountains Land Trust, will present Maine Master Naturalist Roger Rittmaster Thursday, June 4, at 6 p.m. for a look at the nature app, iNaturalist. This online presentation will be conducted via the Zoom meeting platform. Email email@example.com to request a link to participate.
Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented an ambitious challenge to the state legislature: Pass a $3 billion bond to boost climate resilience and mitigate the impacts of sea level rise while preserving the state’s natural resources.
ByMark Rupp, EDF
Architectural pictorial of elevated housing designed for Fire Island NY.
The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a pair of bills this week that include a provision authorizing a feasibility study for a comprehensive erosion control project on Plum Island.
City officials are looking at a possible zoning overlay that would require homeowners looking at extensive renovations consider how to deal with seawater flooding that will come as sea levels continue to rise and storms intensify, and they've developed some possible guidelines for retrofitting those most Boston of dwelling units: Triple deckers.
The Block Island Times will be wrapping up our profile interviews on island women this week. Thank you to everyone who contributed names of island women. There are so many hard-working and talented individuals on the island, and it has been wonderful to hear and share each woman’s story!
Seasonal beach parking sticker sales will begin on May 16, one week later than was originally scheduled by the Town of Oyster Bay.
Two hopper dredges that were deployed to Florida to support emergency beach renourishment work at USACE’s Jacksonville District in March 2020 are returning to NY and NJ to complete previously contracted work, informs the Corps’ New York District.
The towns had planned for a meeting in March, but it was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The predawn collapse of the spire at Lucy Vincent Beach last weekend triggered an emotional response. For many it was a moment of reflection, or even catharsis, as the Island trudged through the sixth week of the ongoing pandemic. But despite the magnitude of response, the iconic landmark provided a microscopic glimpse into the vast geological process that once formed the cliffs and is now washing them away.
In a rare bright spot for the fish trade, retail sales have set records, and consumers are trying species that even restaurants shy away from.
FFAW disagrees with assessment, says there has been 'incredible growth' in biomass
Despite 16 US offshore wind projects in the pipeline, strained resources at BOEM are slowing the approval process
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced its approval of a network of state-owned properties and coastal waters in Lyme, Old Lyme, and Groton to be the site of the state’s first National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR).
Local governments outside the U.S. have long been pressuring insurance companies to sever ties with fossil fuels, and the issue is starting to gain some traction domestically.
He was known by a number in life. In death, he became a statistic.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the first contract award to provide nearly $600 million in federal investment for the construction of storm risk reduction infrastructure on both the Atlantic Ocean shoreline and the Jamaica Bay shoreline of the Rockaway Peninsula.
The third-largest U.S. wind generator is on track for 900 megawatts of new capacity this year, but the coronavirus is a wild card.
When it comes to harmful algal blooms (HABS) there may be two stories to tell - the first story is going to be about the negative impacts of HABs and the second story is an investigation of HABs for new potential drugs
“It seems like we aren’t taking it seriously,” Tiverton Town Council member John Edwards told The Daily News.
The coronavirus pandemic poses an existential threat to the already beleaguered for-hire fishing boat industry in New Jersey, captains of party boats along the Jersey shore told Breitbart News.
Stony Brook University’s Christopher J. Gobler, Endowed Chair of Coastal Ecology and Conservation, and Stephen J. Tomasetti, Science Teaching and Research to Inform Decisions (STRIDE) fellow, consider accumulating scientific evidence on the harmful effects of coastal hypoxia (low oxygen) and acidification (decreasing pH, increasing acidity) in coastal ecosystems.
The towns of Marshfield and Duxbury were awarded a grant in the fall of 2019 from Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, CZM, for the design and permitting of beach and dune nourishment projects at vulnerable locations along the towns’ east facing shorelines.
An increase in dumpings, dogs off leashes, and other violations have been seen at the Cape Cod National Seashore since the COVID-19 crisis hit Massachusetts, according to National Park Service officials.
Developers are creating waterfront homes in Boston with innovative seawall defenses but is this a model for other cities? Or a sign of climate gentrification?
Resiliency is the hot buzzword in developing Boston’s waterfront. But what is it, what does it really mean? And might it be better to just not build there at all?
Sea level rise and intensifying storms are speeding up erosion of Rhode Island’s coast. Homes, businesses and residents are at risk in unprecedented ways. Communities are wrestling with a daunting question: when is it time to retreat from the sea. In South Kingstown, that’s a question that threatens the core identity of the town. (Note: first of multipart series on sea level rise in Rhode Island)
The former Fenwick home of Katharine Hepburn sits seaside behind a tidal salt pond at 10 Mohegan Ave. The area provides essential coastal habitat as well as a classic Old Saybrook view while strolling around Fenwick or playing the second hole of Fenwick Golf Course.
The mayor of Tahsis believes that nothing can dampen the spirit of this ‘strong’ community as it heads towards its 50th anniversary
Gulf of Maine fishermen this week asked three New England governors and federal officials for a six-month delay in planning for offshore wind energy development in those waters, as the seafood industry grapples with the upheaval of coronavirus.