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Engineering

NJ - Ocean County NJ to cover local share of beach replenishment

Ocean County has agreed to pay the entire local cost of the latest federal beach replenishment project, providing relief for barrier island towns that were facing hefty bills for the work.

Northeast
Local

NJ - Judge: Defiant North Wildwood can sue for $21 million in dune costs

The city defied the state and carried out emergency repairs to its beach in October after the remnants of Hurricane Ian chewed huge chunks out of protective sand dunes.

Northeast
Fisheries

MD - Watermen form Shore-wide caucus

EASTON — With the appointment of a well-known environmental leader to the top natural resources position in Annapolis, Eastern Shore watermen decided it’s time to gear up to defend their livelihoods.

Northeast
Advocacy

NJ - Rising Tides Propel Regulation Overreach

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has proposed one set of rules, and is gearing up to propose another, to better protect communities across the state from floods. Unfortunately, what DEP wants will drive up development costs, including the construction of affordable housing, and ultimately force a retreat from coastal communities.

Northeast
Engineering

DE - WRDA brings beach replenishing, funding resources to towns

Bethany Beach Mayor Rosemary Hardiman made a beeline across the large conference room at the Center for the Inland Bays office, located on the inlet along the Indian River. She bypassed the U.S. senator hosting the roundtable on implementation of a new Water Resource Development Act.

Northeast
Engineering

NY - See Walls: Army Corps’ Citywide Coastal Storm Plan Takes Shape, Steals Views

A series of renderings offer a glimpse at a proposal that could be what a resiliency expert called “the largest transformation of our waterfront since the Robert Moses era.”

Northeast
Waterways

NY - Port of New York shatters trade record, but latest shipping data hints ...

The Port of New York and New Jersey moved almost 9.5 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) for 2022, the first time in its history the port broke the nine-million container mark and another sign of its greater prominence in the global supply chain as more trade has moved away from the West Coast.

Northeast
Advocacy

NJ - 12 NJ coastal mayors sign letter to halt offshore wind activity after 8th whale found dead at Lido Beach

Twelve New Jersey coastal mayors signed a letter calling for immediate stoppage of all offshore wind farm research after another whale was found dead Monday morning.

Northeast
Advocacy

USA - U.S. refuses calls for immediate protection of North Atlantic right whales

The U.S. government has rejected requests to implement emergency measures to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from vessel collisions during the species’ calving season, which takes place between November and April each year.

Northeast
Energy

NY/NJ - Why whale deaths are dividing environmentalists — and firing up Tucker Carlson

Since December, at least nine whales have been stranded on beaches in New Jersey and New York.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - Researchers seek changes to save clam fishery from collapse

Warming weather has kept clam predators active, and a slow response to possible solutions has led to frustrations.

Northeast
Energy

MA - Offshore wind farms off Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard: A guide of what to know

With more than 95,000 miles of coastline in the United States, why is Massachusetts the proverbial gold rush for offshore wind? What makes it so special that the waters off its coast are called the "Saudi Arabia" of wind power?

Northeast
Advocacy

USA - U.S. refuses calls for immediate protection of North Atlantic right whales (with big whale news compilation)

The U.S. government has rejected requests to implement emergency measures to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from vessel collisions during the species’ calving season, which takes place between November and April each year.

Northeast
Fisheries

NY - Peconic Bay scallop die-offs are “a cautionary tale” for New England

Once one of the largest fisheries on the East Coast, Peconic Bay scallops have faced near complete die-offs on Long Island since 2019.

Northeast
Fisheries

ME - What do Mainers say when it comes to the ethics of eating lobster? Pass the butter

Whether the fishery is harming the endangered right whale is a matter of vehement debate, but local chefs, restaurateurs, fishmongers and ordinary people are still cracking into Maine's iconic crustacean.

Northeast
Aquaculture

RI - Matunuck Oyster Bar oyster farm expansion on hold after CRMC vote

Something unusual happened when the Coastal Resources Management Council met on Tuesday night to vote on Matunuck Oyster Bar owner Perry Raso's controversial request to expand his shellfish-growing operation.

Northeast
Tourism

CT - As millions flock to Connecticut's state parks, lawmakers weigh placing new limits on crowds Photo of

Crowds gathered Tuesday at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison as temperatures rose into the 90s last summer. Attendance at Connecticut state parks remained close to 50 percent above pre-pandemic levels in 2022, according to early estimates by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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Property

MA - Proposed Cape Cod septic upgrade rules trigger sharp responses, pro and con

Newly proposed septic rules that could require thousands of Cape Cod homeowners to upgrade or replace their septic systems in the next five years sparked heated debate last night at a virtual public meeting.

Northeast
Science

NY - Treasure hunters search NYC river for mammoth bones after Alaska miner goes on Joe Rogan’s podcast

Ask people what you might find buried in the muck at the bottom of New York City’s East River and they’d likely say “mob boss” before thinking of mammoth bones.

Northeast
Local

NJ - 14 N.J. projects awarded $24M in grants to plant more than 4K trees, restore marshes

The state Department of Environmental Protection has announced $24.3 million in grants to 14 towns to plant more than 4,000 trees in projects intended to add foliage to urban areas, revitalize marshes and restore forests.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - Health of Cape Cod waters continues to decline: new report

Water quality has declined on the Cape — again. That’s according to the fourth annual State of the Waters report from the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC). It looks at ponds, estuaries, embayments, and drinking water.

Northeast
Science

MA - Sediments—The Key to Salt Marsh Survival

Salt marshes, which are key habitats threatened by accelerated sea-level rise, may persist despite increased water levels, according to a group of scientists guided by of Earth, Geographic, and Climate Sciences at the

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Advocacy

CAN - 'The Last of the Right Whales': Intimate film about whales on the verge of extinction

North Atlantic right whales could be extinct within 20 years if humans can't adapt to whale-friendly fishing

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - OP-ED A legislative agenda for the Chesapeake Bay | GUEST COMMENTARY

Throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed there are natural filters working for free to clean the water and provide habitat. Trees, oysters and wetlands are among the most important.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - Recycling company works with New Bedford fishermen to collect old gear

When you love what you do, as is case for Caitlin Townsend, advocating for fishermen by collecting old fishing nets, ropes and other gear in New Bedford so it can be recycled feels like a dream job.

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