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Engineering

CT - ‘Living shorelines’ becoming more common in CT for erosion control

Visitors to East Shore Park in New Haven aren’t easily able to stroll along the beach there. It’s not closed; it’s being physically cut off from the rest of the park by erosion.

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Property

MA - MIT, Tulane Researchers Report Rising Sea Levels, Danger for Boston

Some of you remember summer visits to the Drive-In to see the horror movies that dominated the 1980s. You remember the villain lurking outside the house and screaming at the oblivious occupants to get out, which they never ever did. Movie after movie, those kids never got the picture.

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NJ - Denying Sand to Stone Harbor and North Wildwood is Utter Nonsense

For five years, we have endured a silly dispute over the use of Hereford Inlet sand for beach replenishment and stabilization in Stone Harbor or over needed seawall work in North Wildwood.

Northeast
Fisheries

NY - Scallop fishermen seek buffer zone around New York Bight wind power areas

Plans to open more of the New York Bight to offshore wind development will threaten the East Coast scallop fishing industry that brings in more than $425 million in dockside value annually and much more to the larger U.S. economy, fishing advocates say.

Northeast
Science

RI - Workshop targets storm risks along the Rhode Island shoreline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Resources Management Council will conduct a virtual public workshop Wednesday night to discuss a project aimed at reducing the risk of storm damage by elevating coastal properties in Westerly, Charlestown, Narragansett, and South Kingstown.

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Federal

DC - Rubio, Posey Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Flood Hazard Identification in FEMA Maps

Washington, D.C., Jul 22 2021 — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) reintroduced the Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act.

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Local

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore Shuts Down Visitor Centers

As Provincetown issues an indoor mask mandate to combat the Covid spike in town, the Cape Cod National Seashore is shutting down visitor centers in P-Town and Eastham.

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Science

RI - Blips on the Radar: Invasive Algae Species in Newport

What Happened: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported an invasive species of algae in Newport Bay on April 22.

Northeast
Science

MA - State’s top environmental official urges investment to prepare Massachusetts for climate change

With temperatures climbing back toward 90 degrees in parts of the state, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides on Monday pressed the administration’s case with senators to begin investing immediately in infrastructure and ecological restoration that will prepare Massachusetts for the impacts of climate change.

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Recreation

ME - One year later: Changes made after deadly shark attack in Harpswell

HARPSWELL (WGME) -- It's been one year since the first deadly shark attack on record in Maine. It happened in Harpswell off Bailey Island.

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Aquaculture

CT - New Bill Supports Growth Of Shellfish Industry In CT: Lamont

Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed new legislations that aims to increase the populations of oysters along the shoreline.

Northeast
Recreation

CT - City of Bridgeport, Connecticut's New Installation highlights the financial and environmental benefits of Flexi(R)-Pave

Atlantic Power and Infrastructure Corp. (OTC PINK:AWSL) is pleased to announce its proprietary Flexi®-Pave was selected in Bridgeport CA's famed and popular outdoor entertainment pavilion, 'Seaside Park' - ‘Band Shell'.

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Aquaculture

ME - Unlikely Friendship? The Story of Eelgrass and Oysters

Scientists at Bowdoin are running experiments this summer to see whether oyster farming, contrary to current thinking, can be good for eelgrass—and vice versa. The implications for Maine's burgeoning oyster aquculture industry, and for other fisheries, could be significant.

Northeast
Science

MD - New Report Presents Framework for Advancing the Practice of Nature-Based Approaches to Enhance Coastal Resilience

NCCOS and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) scientists and engineers along with partners from Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have released an evaluation framework in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, to quantify the long term resilience and potential benefits of nature-based solutions (NBS).

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Property

ME - State offers $10 million in case Portland Harbor dredging grant denied

Portland is again looking for $24 million to remove silt from harbor wharves, and Maine lawmakers will back part of the project if federal money doesn't come through.

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Tourism

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore closes visitor centers due to COVID concerns

The COVID-19 resurgence on the Outer Cape has triggered the closures of the two visitor centers at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Northeast
Advocacy

MA - FishOn: Station Gloucester says first-all female boat crew sent out

We here at FishOn always have an ear to the rails and our peepers peeled to any rustling in the treeline. It's not paranoia exactly. More like a hobby.

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Aquaculture

MA - Red tide closes areas along Massachusetts coast

BOSTON – State regulators have closed down shellfish harvesting up and down much of the coastline “until further notice.”

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Property

NY - Flooding shows risks to city posed by increasing storm deluges

Cars crawling through a foot of water on the Harlem River Drive. Straphangers wading through chest-high pools to get from subway platform to stairway. Water racing down Dyckman Street and pooling along Broadway in Upper Manhattan.

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Aquaculture

ME - Marine industries degree program to start this fall at WCCC, aquaculture degree in the works 

CALAIS — A coastal fisheries and marine technology program is launching this fall at Washington County Community College to help bolster the region’s iconic waterfront industries. A new aquaculture-specific program is also in development to help jumpstart people in the burgeoning field.

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Federal

ME - The Antiquities Act Best Protects the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

As the United States grapples with how to address the impacts of the climate and biodiversity crises, policymakers should consider ways in which they can ensure the protection of ocean ecosystems and wildlife.

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Tourism

MA - In Cape Cod’s ‘Sharky’ Waters, Humans Learn to Coexist with an Apex Predator

New technology and changing habits may keep beachgoers safe as the local great white population grows.

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Fisheries

NY - Peconic Bay declared a fishery disaster following scallop die-off in recent years

Peconic Bay was one of four fisheries to be declared a fishery disaster following the “near-unprecedented” Peconic Bay scallop die-off of 2019 and subsequent problems in 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced on June 29.

Northeast
Advocacy

NY - Chesapeake Bay: Why 50 Years Of Restoration Efforts Haven't Fixed It

It’s Midday on the Environment. Today, a conversation about the Chesapeake Bay.

Northeast
Engineering

MD - Governor Hogan Awards $22 Million for Chesapeake Bay Restoration Projects

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the award of $22 million to 25 ecological restoration projects that will improve water quality and habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, while building local resilience to climate impacts.

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