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Engineering

MA - State Submits Application For Federal Aid To Replace Cape Canal Bridges

MassDOT recently announced that they and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have submitted grant applications for federal INFRA and MEGA funding to help replace the federally owned Bourne and Sagamore bridges.

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Waterways

MD - Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards $13.5 Million for FY2023

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is providing $13.5 million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants to enhance and improve public boating access, facilities, and navigation throughout the state.

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Local

MA - Bourne committee recommends end of private dock and pier moratorium

Efforts to lift a two-decade moratorium on private dock and pier construction projects in town took a step forward Thursday night, when the Shore and Harbor Committee unanimously recommended an amended set of Bourne wetlands regulations.

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Advocacy

MA - Advocates Holding Rally In Wellfleet Against Dumping In Cape Cod Bay

Cape Downwinders and Save Our Bay are organizing a rally at Mayo Beach in Wellfleet on Tuesday, June 14 from 3 to 4 pm to protest the proposed discharge of radioactive water from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station into Cape Cod Bay.

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Waterways

ME - Red seaweed is taking over the Gulf of Maine. That's bad news for cunner fish.

The Gulf of Maine is changing. The oceans along with land-based environments are in a constant state of flux thus their ecosystems are constantly changing. Ecosystems on land and ocean are governed by the amount of oxygen available and the temperature.

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Waterways

MA - New restrictions on ships to protect whales coming soon

Federal authorities spent the past few years analyzing rules for the shipping industry and are now close to releasing fresh guidelines to help protect a vanishing species of whale.

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Fisheries

ME - Scientists see long-term hope for Maine's lobster fishery despite warming waters

Ongoing research suggests that Maine's unique oceanographic features should help keep waters suitable for lobsters, and that continued conservation measures can keep the fishery resilient against future threats.

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Science

ME - Endangered whale numbers may be stabilizing after some bad years, but their future remains uncertain

North Atlantic Right Whales have long been highly endangered, but so far this year, they are faring well with the changing patterns of their seasonal migration.

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Federal

USA - Hudson Canyon, a giant underwater chasm, could be the newest national marine sanctuary

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries invites the public to participate in the first step in the process to potentially designate a new national marine sanctuary off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The Wildlife Conservation Society submitted a nomination for a Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary in November 2016, noting that the area provides a wide range of benefits to New York and New Jersey residents such as clean air, fresh water, recreation, and food.

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Federal

MD - Chesapeake Bay restoration: Find out how much is being sought in big funding boost

More than $90 million for Chesapeake Bay conservation, and $440 million in clean water grants is what eight U.S. senators are requesting amid decreased crab populations.

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Property

MA - Here’s how climate change will impact the Boston area, according to a new report

“We’ve already done a hell of a lot of damage, and this report emphasizes the need to get to net-zero emissions.”

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Waterways

MA - City of New Bedford awarded $72.7 million in federal funding to complete cleanup of harbor

On a day nearly 40 years in the making, New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe, U.S. EPA – New England Region, Sen. Ed Markey, U.S. Representative Bill Keating, and local officials on the waterfront today to announce $72.7 million in federal funding to complete the cleanup of New Bedford Harbor.

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Property

NY - Flood mitigation measures will help Southern Brooklyn

On Friday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $13 million project to install green infrastructure improvements near Jamaica Bay, in both Brooklyn and Queens.

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Advocacy

MA - Our view: Both lobstermen and right whales need help

Making a living in the lobster fishery requires bravery and perhaps a bit of bravado. The hazards of being on a boat in often extreme weather conditions, coupled with the uncertainty of finding enough lobsters of saleable size, add to the stress.

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Fisheries

ME - A prized southern crustacean could be Maine's newest fishery

The appearance of blue crab in Maine over the past couple years has researchers wondering if the prized southern crustacean is making a new home up north.

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Engineering

CT - The final $20 million: State board approves additional funds for controversial State Pier project

Once $93 million, improvements to the controversial State Pier in New London have now increased to $255 million, but the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority on Thursday assured the State Bond Commission that the $20 million it approved for the public-private partnership should finally ready the site for new life as a hub for the budding wind-power industry in Connecticut.

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Recreation

MA - Heard about the new public beach in Brewster? It will open this summer but for residents only

Brewster is using $150,000 in recently awarded America Rescue Plan Act funds to cover the costs of construction and opening up the beach. Lombardi said the Bay Property Planning Committee will be making recommendations on access, parking and recreational opportunities at the beach and the rest of the property. The 50-car lot may be temporary.

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Property

ME - A fisherman couldn't rent on this wealthy Maine island, so he built a houseboat

Adam Campbell relishes the harbor’s flat calm on a clear night when the stars reflect off the water and appear brighter in their reflection than in the sky.

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Energy

ME - Maine leaders to meet with feds about future offshore wind projects

Gov. Janet Mills signed a 2021 law barring turbines in state waters but has said she supports projects further out in federal waters.

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Recreation

MA - Barriers at the Beach: State law and town rules keep most of Mass. shoreline off-limits

It’s called the Bay State. It has roughly 1,400 miles of coastline and a world-famous tourist magnet called “the Cape and Islands.”

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Recreation

RI - Where is it legal to walk on RI beaches? You might need to tread water, scientists say

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — At exactly 2:05 p.m., seven minutes before low tide, it arrives, the moment the geologists have been waiting for.

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Engineering

NJ - Jersey Shore drama: Not enough sand at beach ahead of Memorial Day

With the unofficial start to summer quickly approaching and AccuWeather meteorologists forecasting temperatures in the 90s for areas along the East Coast this weekend, the summerlike weather is bound to make many people eager to grab their towels and head to the beach, but one part of the beach on the Jersey Shore won't be opening anytime soon.

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Fisheries

ME - Hajna Nagy: Who's really in the trap? How new regulations meant to save right whales are hurting Maine's lobster industry

The lobster industry is Maine’s economic engine, supporting the men and women who fish as well as entire coastal communities. Imposing these restrictions limits their catch, not only taking away the opportunity for catch, but making it harder in the process.

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