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NYC - Parks Announces New $20 Million Waterfront Space on Lower East Side as Part of East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

On November 29, 2022, officials from the Departments of Parks and Recreation, Design and Construction and NYC Economic Development Corporation joined elected officials and community representatives to celebrate the opening of the new recreational deck at Pier 42 in the Lower East Side.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Is Sausage the Missing Link in the Great Bait Debate?

Lobster and snow crab fisheries are booming, but the bait used to catch them—herring and mackerel—is not, so the search for alternative baits is on.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap Expected In Early 2023; Here's Why The OSW Industry Should Take Note

The State of Maine is expected to release the Maine Offshore Wind Roadmap in early 2023, and the global offshore wind industry should be watching.

Northeast
Advocacy

ME - Maine Political Leaders Slam Blacklisting of Lobster Fishery

Lobster is a traditional holiday dish in the U.S., but this year, it will be slightly harder to find in the supermarket.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Judge gives lobster industry two-year reprieve

A federal district court judge on November 17 granted federal regulators two years to come up with new rules to protect the endangered right whale.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Contract for Federal Beach Replenishment Program Will Wait Until 2023

Federal officials do not expect to award a contract for a beach renourishment program in Ocean County until after the new year.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - To renourish or not to renourish? Squibnocket returns to the spotlight.

Chilmark’s select board learned Tuesday night that a local resident has offered to pay to replenish “renourish” sand at Squibnocket Beach through a project that would be run by the Woods Hole Group. Tara Marden, a senior project manager and coastal geologist at the Woods Hole Group, pitched the idea to the board.

Northeast
Property

ME - Maine's solution to beach barriers? Buying land for public use

Ciona Ulbrich stood on a scenic beach in the small, coastal town of Brooksville, Maine, feeling grateful to be able to lawfully enjoy the warm sun and ocean breeze.The nonprofit Ulbrich works for, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, purchased Bakeman Beach a few years ago and gave it to the town — with the stipulation that it remain open to all members of the public.

Northeast
Recreation

NJ - Beach tag fees going up — Here's an idea for NJ

As you know I generally support what would be considered "User Fees." If you are the one using the product, service or location, the burden for funding should be placed at least partially on you. That doesn't mean people should pay through the nose to spend a few hours enjoying the beach and the ocean.

Northeast
Advocacy

MD - New tech 'incubator' aims to control algal blooms

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is partnering with the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Florida to create a center that will seek, fund and assist projects using technology to reduce harmful algal blooms.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Wind Farm Public Hearing Draws Passionate Statements

Residents of Ocean City overwhelmingly opposed an offshore wind energy farm during a virtual public hearing Monday night that also included strong support for the project from environmental and labor groups.

Northeast
Local

NJ - Our view: N. Wildwood doubles down in dune fight with DEP

For three years, Mayor Patrick Rosenello has led the city of North Wildwood in a slow motion boxing match against the state Department of Environmental Protection over how best to manage the beach.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - Ocean City, County Oppose Transmission Line for Offshore Wind Farm

Cape May County and its shore towns presented a united front in opposing plans for an underground transmission line that would cut through environmentally sensitive wetlands and beach lots in Ocean City to connect an offshore wind farm to the land-based power grid.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Jersey Shore beach replenishment is essential

New Jersey’s coastline is its first line of defense from devastating storms that cost lives, destroy livelihoods and devastate the state’s economy. The 10th anniversary of Sandy is a stark reminder of the importance of a defensive infrastructure.

Northeast
Justice

NY - New York puts $4.2bn environmental bond act on the midterm ballot

The proposal, a first in 26 years, aims to disburse benefits to communities most impacted by the climate crisis

Northeast
Fisheries

MA - Right Whale Population Continues Precipitous Decline

The global North Atlantic right whale population has continued its downward turn, declining to an amount not seen since the early 2000s, according to a new report by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.

Northeast
Waterways

USA - Right Whale Speed Limits for Ships May Be Applied to Small Craft

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service is reviewing its seasonal East Coast speed limits for protection of the North Atlantic right whale, but not quickly enough for environmental activists, who argue that this endangered species needs faster protection from speeding small craft.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Fishermen and politicians pledge to battle for Maine’s lobster industry in Stonington

STONINGTON, Maine — More than 200 lobstermen and supporters amassed in the state’s most valuable fishing port Sunday to say they will continue to fight any attempts to put new regulations on the industry.

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Property

NY - She led scientists advising New York on climate change. Did the city listen?

Cynthia Rosenzweig is a senior research scientist at the Columbia Climate School, and heads the Climate Impacts Group at the affiliated NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - Study Will Look At Restoring Stoney Beach Dunes In Woods Hole

Resilient Woods Hole, a group working to prepare Woods Hole for the impacts of climate change, has received state money to pay for a feasibility study for dune restoration at Stoney Beach.

Northeast
Tourism

NY - Reflections on a boardwalk: Rockaway Beach 10 years after Sandy

It was one of the last warm summer nights, where people try to squeeze every last drop out of the season as it crashes to its close; and the Rockaway Boardwalk was alive with cyclists, roller skaters, musicians, and dance parties.

Northeast
Advocacy

NY - ‘They Lied to All of Us’: Ten Years After Hurricane Sandy, Construction Begins on Staten Island’s Promised Wetland

Staten Island residents who sold their homes to the state as part of one of the country’s first major “managed retreats” were promised the land would be returned to nature. Instead, part of it is being turned into a soccer complex.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ/NY - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Continues to make significant progress executing Superstorm Sandy Program

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), New York City, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently held press conferences to discuss its progress in executing the Superstorm Sandy Coastal Risk Reduction Program—a comprehensive decade-long effort designed to increase coastal storm risk reduction measures for residents of communities across the tri-state.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Will post-Sandy repairs be enough for the next big storm?

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy struck the northeast U.S. in 2012, an unprecedented effort began to fortify the densely populated coastline against the next big storm.

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