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DE - With Delaware Bay Beach Nourishment Projects Complete, DNREC Now Works Toward Restoring Atlantic Coastline - State of Delaware News

Having recently completed beach nourishment projects in five Delaware Bay beach communities, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control today begins the next phase of restoring parts of Delaware’s coastline, including the beaches that experienced widespread erosion and damage from a May nor’easter.

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Property

NC - Weathering the storm: Homes collapsing on Outer Banks a reminder of NC coast's uncertain future

RODANTHE, N.C. — Debris was scattered along the Cape Hatteras Seashore this week after two unoccupied homes collapsed into the ocean.

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Engineering

NC - DEQ accepting applications for $18 Million to restore beaches from coastal storm damage

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting project applications from local governments for coastal storm damage mitigation projects.

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Energy

NC - TotalEnergies, Duke Winners Of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Auction

The Department of the Interior has announced results from its wind energy auction in the Carolina Long Bay area, the second major offshore wind lease sale this year.

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Advocacy

SC - Permit issued for massive development that would put new homes in flood-prone area, exacerbate flooding

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorized a developer’s plans to build a massive development larger than Daniel Island on the Cainhoy peninsula, a largely undeveloped tract of land that is vulnerable to flooding now and will be at an even greater risk as seas continue rising and as storms continue to become more powerful.

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Energy

NC - It was a good day: BOEM racks up $315 million in bids for wind power leases off of North Carolina

On May 11, 2022, BOEM held an offshore wind auction for two lease areas in the Carolina Long Bay. The lease sale drew competitive winning bids from two companies totaling approximately $315 million.

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Energy

NC - WATCH THE NORTH CAROLINA OFFSHORE WIND LEASE SALE LIVE ALL DAY TODAY

On March 25, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced that it has completed its environmental review and will hold a wind energy auction for two lease areas.

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Property

NC - Storm brings down second beach house, NC 12 still closed

Two unoccupied houses crumbled into the surf Tuesday in Rodanthe, as winds and waves continued to rage during a prolonged storm on the Outer Banks that has also caused traffic delays on N.C. 12 and ferry cancellations.

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Federal

VA - Virginia to benefit from new federal Chesapeake Bay funding allocation

A $22.5 million investment in conservation assistance will soon help USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service better respond to the high demand for services from Chesapeake Bay area farmers and offer new and targeted program signups to get more water quality practices on the ground.

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Energy

NC - Carolina Long Bay Wind Energy Auction: You've got questions? We've got answers!

We are holding our next wind energy auction on May 11, 2022, for two lease areas, totaling 110,091 acres, offshore North and South Carolina. These lease areas were determined following extensive stakeholder outreach and environmental review.

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Engineering

NJ - Storm Carves 10-Foot Cliffs in Ortley Beach, Township to Repair Entrances

The Mothers’ Day nor’easter that whipped up waves and led to clouds, rain and high winds all weekend carved a significant chunk out of Ortley Beach’s oceanfront, creating sand “cliffs” and damaging some beach entrances. (A video of the “cliffs” appears above. A video of dune erosion appears below.)

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Property

NY - Residents of Low-Lying Brooklyn Share Growing Concern Over Rising Sea Levels and Increasing Flood Risks

Recent United Nations research estimates sea levels are likely to rise by 6 to 12 inches by midcentury, and up to two feet by the end of the century.

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Tourism

NC - Tourism Industry Headed Toward Red-hot Summer, Trends Suggest

The pandemic is in the past – at least, that’s the mantra of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re looking beyond the pandemic,” said Kim Hufham, New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority president and CEO. “We don’t even want to mention that word really.”

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Property

NC - City required to refund more than $500K in short-term rental fees

WILMINGTON — Wilmington homeowners have been renting out their properties for years and have paid the city roughly half-a-million dollars in registration fees. After an April court ruling deemed that practice illegal, the city must repay them, plus interest.

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Federal

Chesapeake Bay - Projects to help restore the Chesapeake Bay to get $40M in federal funding, EPA says

With more than 18 million people living within the Bay's watershed, the funding will help tackle issues that affect people and wildlife alike.

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Local

NY - East Hampton's shoreline is in danger due to sea level rise

Homes, businesses and transportation on Long Island’s South Fork are vulnerable to rising sea levels, according to consultants for the town of East Hampton.

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Property

VA - Landowners seek clarity over Virginia's living shorelines law

Some property owners along Virginia’s tidal waterways are concerned that a recent change in state law has muddied the waters for managing their shorelines.

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Energy

NJ - Offshore Wind Energy Sector Has Big Gains, and Growing Pains

Against the backdrop of new energy pressure from Russia, U.S., and European officials and company executives meeting last month in Atlantic City, N.J., at a leading business conference on offshore wind energy touted its potential to propel transition from fossil fuel dependence.

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Recreation

NJ - 5 Old Beach Rules New Jersey Should Get Rid of For Summer 2022

Summer 2022 would be a lot more fun without these pesky old beach rules! Read More: 5 Old Beach Rules New Jersey Should Get Rid of For Summer 2022

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Local

NC - North Topsail dune restoration begins, closes beach access

TOPSAIL BEACH — Crews will begin work on dune restoration in North Topsail Beach May 2. The project is expected to last all week and wrap by May 6.

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Justice

MD - Historically Black Beach In Annapolis Gets More Than $5.2 Million For Public Park Process

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Board of Public Works will spend more than $5.2 million on turning a historically Black beach on the Chesapeake Bay into a public city park. The money will go towards preserving the legacy of a beach used by the Black community during a time of segregation.

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Energy

NC - NC Ports proposes Morehead City site as hub for offshore wind industry

An island along the central North Carolina coast named for a distinctly 20th-century technology could soon be home to an industry increasingly seen as powering the 21st century.

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