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Advocacy

MA - NOAA counting right whales

Three pair of mothers, calves seen off Massachusetts coast

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Local

NY - Under state budget, Peconic Estuary Program to receive twice the funding

An organization focused on protecting the waterways and wetlands surrounding Peconic Bay is set to get a major boost in funding under the state budget.

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Advocacy

NH - 'It's My Future': A New Generation Of Young Climate Activists Takes The Helm In New Hampshire

Under current warming trends, states like New Hampshire will have shorter winters with less snow. Some coastal areas will be underwater. And it will all be worse without swift action to stop fossil fuel emissions.

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Justice

NY - She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

Kimberly White Smalls needed her coastal home rebuilt, but like other Black residents of New York’s Far Rockaway neighborhood, she was moved instead

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Tourism

MA - Cape Cod National Seashore Popularity Takes Big Jump

TRURO – The Cape Cod National Seashore was one of the most popular national parks in the nation in 2020, according to recently released numbers.

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Engineering

NY - A Recovery For All of Us: Mayor de Blasio Celebrates Construction for East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

Ambitious climate adaptation effort will protect a diverse East Side community, including over 28,000 NYCHA residents

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Engineering

NY - City Officially Breaks Ground on $1.45B East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

After an initial delay, the contested $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is set to break ground in the coming days. All against a backdrop of legal filings and vociferous community opposition.

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Local

MA - State Agency Questions Town Neck Rescue Plan

A letter from a state environmental agency questioning a plan to save Sandwich’s Town Neck Beach could drastically affect a sand replenishment effort that has taken years to engineer.

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Energy

NY - BOEM pulls two areas from New York Bight wind planning

Federal energy planners dropped two areas near Long Island from immediate consideration for offshore wind energy leases, citing potential conflicts with maritime traffic, fishing and seaside views from exclusive New York beach resorts.

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Waterways

NY - Under state budget, Peconic Estuary Program to receive twice the funding

An organization focused on protecting the waterways and wetlands surrounding Peconic Bay is set to get a major boost in funding under the state budget.

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Energy

CT - Offshore wind energy plans brighten State Pier's future

A couple of weeks ago President Biden announced a massive effort to develop offshore wind energy projects, seeing them as the key to a “clean energy revolution.”

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Aquaculture

ME - We need better laws for sharing the sea

As a fourth-generation lobsterman, I know that the ocean is peaceful at times and wild at others. What guides us through these changes is the anticipation of what’s ahead. Unfortunately, I see a storm on the horizon for lobstermen and the future of this industry: It is large, corporate aquaculture if it remains unchecked.

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Property

MA - Cape Cod Lawmakers To Host "Coastal Homeowner Buyout Forum" Next Week

Homeowners on Cape Cod's shorelines will soon be able to take part in a forum on relocating as coastal storms continue to get worse and destroy more properties.

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Property

MA - Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives: What Real Estate Professionals Should Know

While much attention has been paid to the ambitious climate change mitigation requirements in "An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy," the comprehensive climate change legislation recently signed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, there are a number of initiatives underway at the state and local level to target the Commonwealth's anticipated need for climate change adaptation.

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Property

NJ - Middlesex County and municipalities join Resilient NJ to initiate resiliency plan to reduce flood risk

The Resilient NJ: Raritan River and Bay Communities initiative seeks community input to build an equitable and impactful long-term climate adaptation strategy

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Fisheries

USA - Our Last, Best Chance to Save Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon are perilously close to extinction in the United States. Taking down a few dams could go a long way to aiding their recovery, experts say.

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Engineering

RI - The Possible Future of Septic Systems: A Simpler, Cheaper Nitrogen-Removing Design

Nitrogen pollution from failing septic systems, which impairs coastal waters, continues to be a problem in Rhode Island. The solution can be expensive.

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Energy

NH - UNH Research: New Hampshire coastal recreationists support offshore wind

As the Biden administration announces a plan to expand the development of offshore wind energy development (OWD) along the East Coast, research from the University of New Hampshire shows significant support from an unlikely group, coastal recreation visitors.

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Energy

NY - BOEM identifies offshore wind potential in New York Bight

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has identified nearly 800,000 acres as Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) in the New York Bight, between Long Island and the New Jersey coast.

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Engineering

NJ eyes work to protect coastline, reduce carbon emissions

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will study its coastal marshes, estuaries and back bays to develop a list of projects to help protect shore communities, restore damaged ecosystems, and prevent the release of planet-warming carbon into the atmosphere.

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Fisheries

RI - Fishing Report: Wind farm has helped fishermen

“Anglers who fish the Block Island Wind Farm say it has been beneficial for fishing.” said a study published in Marine Policy, an international journal of ocean affairs.

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Property

RI - In coastal South County, fire districts fight shoreline access instead of fires

Rhode Island boasts of its nearly 400 miles of shoreline, yet the state’s eight public saltwater beaches border less than seven miles of that waterfront. Much of the remaining land along the shore is privately owned. The public has the legal right to the coastal waterfront, but wealthy shoreline communities are getting more exclusive. Special fire districts—which sometimes don’t even fight fires at all—are a big factor in the growing tensions over shoreline access.

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