It was 21 years ago next month that Hurricane Floyd struck the East Coast, killing seven people in New Jersey, including one man from Little Falls.
But NYC needs power to replace Indian Point’s nuclear energy without resorting to new fossil-fuel usage.
A University of Rhode Island natural resource economist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a new way of documenting where commercial fishing is conducted in southern New England waters.
South County is set to receive state money to protect open space on a historic South Kingstown farm property and to make needed infrastructure improvements in Narragansett and North Kingstown.
After the fatal great white shark attack that occurred off the coast of Maine in July, some people may be questioning their knowledge of the Maine ocean and its many inhabitants.
The modified squid could be useful for brain research.
Utilities are scrambling after Isaias, and they should be worried about the next storm.
Nearly 700,000 utility customers across Connecticut remained in the dark Wednesday night after a day of damage assessments from the storm that slammed the region Tuesday afternoon.
The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $3.5 million in grants for projects to reduce the impacts of nonpoint source pollution on waterways, including $1 million for the development of lake and watershed restoration plans to mitigate harmful algal blooms, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today.
OCEAN CITY — Water gushes through the bars of a 10-foot square steel box near Brighton Avenue on the north end of the island, spewing muddy sand that was pumped from a dredge moored off the beach in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.
A week after announcing the Aug. 14 redeployment of at-sea monitors aboard Northeast groundfish vessels, NOAA Fisheries said it is canceling four fisheries and ecosystem surveys over COVID-19 safety concerns for its staff.
No one strategy can protect landmarks in Newport, Wickford, and other vulnerable locations along the Rhode Island shoreline from rising seas and nuisance flooding.
An experimental offshore wind power project conceived a dozen years ago took a major step forward Wednesday.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has suspended its certification of the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery after determining that the fishery was potentially jeopardizing the survival of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.
With more residents than Dallas, more than Atlanta and San Francisco combined, the Bronx is a vast, vibrant megalopolis, which also happens to be New York City’s greenest borough.
From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, New York Sea Grant will offer a free webinar with Scott Steinschneider, Ph.D., of the Cornell University Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, detailing a parcel-level flood forecast risk management tool he has developed for use by communities along Lake Ontario and its embayments.
A humpback whale tangled in fishing gear was freed in a complex four-day operation in New York’s busy Ambrose Channel, according to federal and state officials.
Natural systems can be more effective than hard barriers.
Things were looking bleak in April and May when people who work in Maine’s tourism industry were wondering how the 2020 summer might be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and by restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the disease.
Bennett MacDougall stood knee-deep in the surf at Wasque on a recent Wednesday evening, casting chunks of fresh bluefish into the rip tides, aiming to hit a shoal about 100 feet from shore.
Dredging and beachfill operations are slated for Absecon Island in Atlantic County, officials announced.
Hotel occupancy and out-of-state traffic increased over July but many businesses are still barely hanging on and hope to survive through the summer.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As the Port Authority continues to hemorrhage revenue amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency has reiterated calls for the federal government to provide much-needed financial aid.
RYE – New Hampshire’s Atlantic coastline, the smallest in New England, is just 13 miles long, or 18.5 miles if you include inlets.
Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. A new article reports using a laser-based tool, lidar, to collect these measurements far deeper than has been typically possible using satellites.
New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, along with New York Sea Grant, is encouraging people to enjoy the BEach SAFEly, and has recently launched a campaign that focuses on both COVID-19 precautions and ocean hazards of which beachgoers should be aware.
A federal law from the 1970s that’s led to a booming seal population is likely to blame in the fatal great white shark attack in Maine, according to experts cited in a new report.
With the public comment period closing near midnight, advocacy groups for the offshore wind and commercial fishing industries marshaled their supporters for a last push to influence federal regulators on the future of the new power supply.
Last winter, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $3 billion environmental bond to fund critical infrastructure and other measures to protect New York from the impacts of pollution, irresponsible development and climate change.
Environmental programs using shellfish to help restore the waterways of Long Island.
Report says a third of beaches exceeded federal limits at least once last year, putting swimmers’ health at risk.
QUINCY — When Shane Davis bought his home on Martensen Street in Quincy in 2006, his insurance broker told him not to worry about flood insurance.
Fairfield's beaches were "like something you would see on television from Florida," but are now much safer, the first selectwoman said.
The fishery is buffeted by the climate crisis and other problems but the coronavirus pandemic has opened a new front.
A project to deepen certain areas of the Intracoastal Waterway off Long Beach Island is expected to begin in November, nearly a year after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to address shoaling issues in the channel from Cape May north to the Island.
With ocean waters rising and tidal storm surges growing both more frequent and more forceful, this century promises to be a challenging one for a coastal city with centuries-old architecture built mere feet above sea level.
ReMain Nantucket announced this week the inception of Envision Resilience: Nantucket Challenge, a coastal-resilience initiative that will leverage academia and local leadership to develop and consider innovative and adaptive solutions to sea-level rise.
The North Atlantic Right Whale was recently added to the “critically endangered” list -- putting them just one step from extinction.
It may be a great year to catch bluefin tuna but the limited market for the high-priced fish has shrunk as restaurants struggle during the pandemic.
Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing new development to lift Rhode Island’s coronavirus-plagued economy out of recession.
The NOAA published a study showing that New England could be facing significant flooding brought on by climate change.
Lobstermen got more small Paycheck Protection Program loans than members of any other Maine industry, but the size of the average loan was small.
It’s July in Jersey, we’re tired of being stuck home, and flying to exotic locales isn’t in the cards, so down the Shore we go.
A Jersey Shore mayor is striking back against the state after it issued violation notices last month over what it terms illegal beach construction by the town.
Scientists and fishers agree that cod fishery is at a crisis point – but they disagree on what’s causing it.
With some of the nation’s highest tides ever recorded, Boston has had more sunny-day flooding than nearly any other coastal community in the country — and the worst is yet to come as sea levels rise, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
A June 5 presidential proclamation ended a prohibition on commercial fishing in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts marine national monument and returned management of the area to the New England Fishery Management Council.
State response seen as unlikely to match daunting list of climate challenges identified in DEP document
The RMS Titanic’s Marconi radio was last used to make distress calls from the north Atlantic after the ship struck an iceberg on April 14 1912. Should the ship's hull be cut to remove it?
Offshore wind is considered one of the most promising forms of renewable energy to expand this decade.
OCEAN COUNTY – The ominous weather reports before Hurricane Sandy hit just before Halloween in October 2012 were not anything you’d want to hear.
RYE — Congressman Chris Pappas toured coastal infrastructure last Thursday and learned about an initiative to guard against future flood events.
When New Yorkers cast their ballots in November’s presidential race, they will also have a chance to vote on a $3 billion bond act that, advocates say, gives the metropolitan region a chance to be ready for the higher seas and stronger storms that climate change will almost certainly send its way.
Since the year 1900, there have been ten tropical storms or hurricanes that have made a direct landfall in South Jersey.
The physical and cultural landscapes of Montauk have been evolving for decades, as shifts in the environment and social scene have wrought even more changes at what seems like a faster and faster rate.
The guarded Atlantic Beach has reopened, while some beach entrances are now closed.
Newswise — Portland, ME—Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces the successful results of its long-term loon translocation and restoration project Restore the Call.