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Energy

NJ - Offshore wind opponents host energy contrarian Michael Shellenberger

The Biden administration and coastal state governments are banking intensely on offshore wind energy as the long-term solution to reducing carbon emissions and solving the problems of siting new power facilities on shore.

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Engineering

NJ - N. Wildwood OKs Beach Fill to Combat Storm Damage

NORTH WILDWOOD -During the July 20 North Wildwood City Council meeting, a resolution was approved to fill in several beaches to combat damage from harsh storms.

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Property

VA - SHORELINE HELP MONEY ON ITS WAY

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation received a $1 million grant to expand living shorelines in rural coastal Virginia that would reduce erosion and benefit water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, a spokesperson said this week.

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Federal

NJ - United States: Governor Murphy Makes An Investment In The Future Of New Jersey's Offshore Wind Industry

New Jersey has set an ambitious goal to supply 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy to the State by 2030. In order to meet this goal, New Jersey will be required to provide port services to support the development of offshore wind farms. To that end, Governor Murphy included $200 million in the State's budget to construct an offshore wind port located in Salem County.

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Property

NJ - In Atlantic City, rising seas threaten an already struggling industry

ATLANTIC CITY — Whether it’s a nor’easter, tropical system or even a full moon with an east wind, restaurant manager Elvis Cadavid will survey the kitchen at Vagabond Kitchen + Tap House and brace himself.

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Advocacy

MD - Inside efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population

As the sun rises over the Little Choptank River in Dorchester County, Maryland, a crew is hard at work responding to a crisis underwater that's been unfolding for centuries: the declining population of the native Chesapeake Bay oyster.

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Waterways

MD - Over $13 Million In Funding Announced For Maryland Waterway Improvement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.5 million in funding for waterway projects in Maryland on Tuesday.

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Energy

VA - Virginia's Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project Moves Forward with BOEM Announcement

REGIONAL — On Thursday, July 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior (USDOI) announced that it will initiate an environmental review of Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind commercial project.

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Energy

DE - Ørsted makes bid for major expansion of Skipjack offshore wind project

Ørsted has submitted a bid to the Maryland Public Service Commission to develop Skipjack Wind 2, a massive wind generation project that could generate 760 megawatts.

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Waterways

NY - Scientists: Great South Bay Off Long Island Suffering Through Most Intense Brown Tide In Years

SAYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It has become an annual sight off Long Island and it’s not getting any better. Scientists say the waters are seeing one of the most intense brown tide algae blooms in years, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Tuesday.

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Engineering

NC - Beach commission, shore protection office plan study to ID additional sources of sand for nourishment projects

EMERALD ISLE ­— The Carteret County Beach Commission unanimously agreed Monday to let beach engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol develop a fee estimate and proposed contract for a study to look for additional sand that could be used in future nourishment projects on Bogue Banks.

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Recreation

NY - Rolling protest against vehicle ban brings trucks to Amagansett beach

Over 40 pickups and other trucks drove across a strip of Amagansett beach Sunday morning to protest a recent state Supreme Court order barring vehicles from the popular fishing and recreation spot.

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Federal

VA - NOAA Ocean Exploration team dives into unmapped areas off the Atlantic Coast

NORFOLK, Va., - What's out of sight for many people isn't out of mind for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The unknown is what has NOAA's Ocean Exploration team plunging into new depths.

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Science

World - Explorer Robert Ballard’s memoir finds shipwrecks and strange life forms in the ocean’s darkest reaches

Who doesn’t love a good story, especially one about amazing discoveries in Earth’s farthest reaches? Oceanographer, Navy veteran and explorer Robert D. Ballard has written a memoir, “Into the Deep,” that recounts many of his dramatic discoveries, including locating the wreck of the luxury ocean liner Titanic in 1985.

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Engineering

NC - Outer Banks set for massive beach nourishment project

HATTERAS, N.C. — Close to $100 million will be spent over the next year to build up the beaches in the Outer Banks in the most expensive single year of beach nourishment in Dare County history.

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Federal

NC - Rep. David Rouzer weighs in on unresolved beach nourishment funding debacle

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Four months after first hearing federal funds for shoreline protection operations would not be available to New Hanover County, area officials are still in the process of diagnosing what went wrong and scrapping for replacement funds.

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Engineering

NC - North Topsail Beach Awarded $3.5 Million for Beach Renourishment after Hurricane Dorian

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $3,505,603 to help the Town of North Topsail Beach renourish its beaches and restore dune plants destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

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Federal

US - Feds raise protections for North Atlantic right whales, but sea turtles may suffer

North Atlantic right whales have gained protections and sea turtles are more imperiled under a new federal calendar for harbor dredging that came to light May 14 in a federal lawsuit that seeks to protect sea turtles.

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Tourism

NC - Occupancy tax revenue continues to soar, breaks records in January, February, March

EMERALD ISLE — The boom in tourism and occupancy tax revenue in 2020 continued unabated through the winter quarter of 2021, according to Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.

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Justice

NC - Seeking inclusive strategies to help coastal communities adjust, plan for sea-level rise

Recurring flood damage to homes and powerful storms that threaten infrastructure are realities facing many coastal North Carolina communities.

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Engineering

NC - Cape Hatteras Selects Sediment Management Plan

The National Park Service has selected a plan that provides a streamlined framework for Cape Hatteras National Seashore to manage over the next 20 years activities such as including beach nourishment, dune rebuilding, habitat restoration and emergency breach fill, with conditions.

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Federal

Chesapeake Bay - Governors say a ‘Billion for the Bay’ will help clean up the Chesapeake

Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

MD - Chesapeake Bay restoration stumbles in race to finish line

The new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement signed that day laid out 10 broad goals and 31 outcomes, many to be achieved by 2025 or even earlier.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - VIDEO: Third tug sunk at site of new artificial reef off Outer Banks

The Valley Forge, a 108-foot firefighting tugboat, was sunk seven miles southeast of Oregon Inlet on May 6, 2021 to become part of AR-165.

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