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Engineering

NY - Coastal barriers finally begin to rise around NYC — but can they stop the next Hurricane Sandy?

If Hurricane Sandy were to occur again today, many of the same coastal neighborhoods it destroyed would be inundated again. But a slate of climate infrastructure projects initiated in the aftermath of the storm are now — finally — making progress along the city’s waterfront.

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Property

NY - How public housing could prevent flooding in New York City

The city wants to use its public housing developments to soak up extreme rain.

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Property

NH - Massachusetts to Pay New Hampshire $3,477,195.30 to Resolve Dispute Over Property Tax Losses Related to Flood Control

Attorney General John M. Formella announces that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has agreed to pay New Hampshire $3,477,195.30 to settle a nearly decade-long dispute over lost property tax revenue caused by flood control infrastructure located in New Hampshire.

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Fisheries

ME - Fight to protect right whale, lobsters roils Maine politics

Republican Ed Thelander, a former Navy SEAL who’s running for Congress in Maine, caused a big stir when he criticized NOAA for imposing new rules on the state’s lobstermen as a way to protect North Atlantic right whales.

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Property

NY - 10 years after Sandy, coastal areas are still precarious — and even more populated

Don Riepe lives within a short walk of the A Train, the quickest way to get to Harlem, according to Duke Ellington's famous song.

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Local

MA - Practicality, legality, safety cited as Marshfield voters nix walking trail in Brant Rock

MARSHFIELD – A proposed $126,000 walking trail in Brant Rock that would have skirted the dredge spoils area to east of Harbor Park has been rejected by Marshfield voters.

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Local

NJ - North Wildwood defies a state order on repairing beaches battered by Hurricane Ian and nor’easter

The resort town regraded dunes last week and plans to start building a bulkhead, bringing to a head an issue dating to Superstorm Sandy 10 years ago.

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Property

NY - How Sandy woke up our city and planet

When Hurricane Sandy roared ashore 10 years ago, it changed New York City and the world.

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Federal

RI - Climate Change Bears Down on Naval Station Newport, Aquidneck Island

The U.S. Department of Defense has concerns about sea-level rise and other climate-change impacts on Naval Station Newport, along the shores of Aquidneck Island.

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Science

USA - Around 340 North Atlantic right whales remaining as population continues to decline

The population of North Atlantic right whales dropped 2.3 percent over the past year to an estimated 340 individuals, according to a report released Monday, 24 October by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.

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Engineering

NJ - Whole Lotta Sand Coming to Ocean City for Beachfill Project

How much is 1.2 million cubic yards of sand? The quick answer is, a lot.

Northeast
Advocacy

NJ - When the Ocean Met the Bay: 10 Years Later, an Oral History of Superstorm Sandy

Beaches decimated. Homes, businesses and lives destroyed. Boardwalks reduced to splinters — and a roller coaster plunged into the sea. A decade after Sandy made furious landfall at the Jersey Shore, the region is still feeling her effects. The story, and the legacy, in the words of the people who lived through it.

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Property

NY - Buy-In for Buyouts: 10 Years After Sandy, New York Considers New Funding for Voluntary Relocation

New potential funding mechanisms—including a measure that New Yorkers will see on the ballot this November—may provide an opportunity for homeowners in areas of high flood risk to sell their at-risk properties to the state or city. The properties are then rebuilt to be more resilient, or removed so the land can be used for coastal protection measures.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Sandy’s legacy: NJ faces imminent peril in flood plains | Editorial

It’s been 10 years this week since Superstorm Sandy took her demonic march through our state, pummeling our coasts with 14-foot storm surges and 100 mph winds, wrecking 350,000 homes, ripping power away from 2.6 million residents, and killing 38 New Jerseyans.

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Engineering

NY - Plan to Save New York City from Rising Sea Level

The destructive impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida was more than a warning signal.

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Waterways

USA - An ‘Existential Threat’ to the Marine Industry

The NMMA is calling on every industry employee and stakeholder to oppose a federal proposal that would slow many East Coast boats to 10 knots

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Fisheries

ME - Lessons for Maine lobster from Alaska’s crab collapse

What's happening to Alaska's crabs are a useful cautionary tale because of the economic and cultural ripple effects.

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Property

NJ - Extreme tidal flooding impacts South Jersey's oldest more than most

ATLANTIC CITY — “I went to work, and should have stayed home,” said Dorris Aultman, 76, of Atlantic City, speaking of the day in 2012 when Superstorm Sandy hit.

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Engineering

MA - How a little mussel could help save a Merrimack River salt marsh

Annalee Tweitmann stood ankle deep in mud, hands wet with mud, peering at a steep riverbank of mud.

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Science

USA - Propeller Announces $100 Million Fund to Invest in Ocean-Climate Companies

Unique partnership with WHOI and veteran leadership team deploys vital capital to blue economy ‘narwhals’ at the nexus of ocean innovation, science and technology

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Energy

ME - Commentary: More clean energy is coming to Maine. Where we put it matters.

The realities of climate change mean we must transition to renewables quickly – that doesn’t mean we can’t do it thoughtfully.

Northeast
Advocacy

NJ - New Jersey sues fossil fuel companies over climate change, citing 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

The suit was filed in New Jersey Superior Court in Mercer County and names Exxon Mobil Corporation, Shell Oil Company, Chevron Corporation, BP, ConocoPhillips, and the American Petroleum Institute.

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Recreation

ME - Some Maine lobstermen build their boats more for racing than fishing

Beals Island, Maine, lobsterman Winfred “Winnie” Alley has a new boat – a Libby 34 christened the Faith Melle.

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Energy

RI - Rhode Island Issues 1 GW Offshore Wind Call

Rhode Island Energy, the state’s primary utility company, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for offshore wind, targeting an additional 600 MW to 1,000 MW of capacity.

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