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NC - NC 12 subcommittee IDs five priority areas on Outer Banks

Reprinted from Outer Banks Voice - After six months of meetings, a subcommittee of the N.C. 12 Task Force has reached a consensus on what areas of the vulnerable road that connects Ocracoke and Hatteras with the northern Outer Banks should be the top priorities for keeping the transportation link open.

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Energy

NY - New York State just sealed a deal for 2.5 GW of offshore wind

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that it has finalized contracts with BP and Equinor for the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 offshore wind farms.

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Engineering

MD - Restoration Work Continues at Cape

Cape St. Claire is forging ahead this month on two long-awaited projects to help alleviate beach erosion, stop water from pooling in streets, and provide habitat for wildlife.

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Energy

NY - Biden admin to hold huge offshore wind sale, modernize grid

The Biden administration today announced a blockbuster wind sale in the waters off New York, alongside a bundle of clean energy initiatives aimed at speeding up renewable deployment and modernizing the country’s aging and vulnerable electricity grid.

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Advocacy

MD - Could 2022 prove a turning point for the Chesapeake Bay? | COMMENTARY

On the surface, the future of the Chesapeake Bay appears about as murky and dark as deep water. The latest report released last week by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation observes that it’s unlikely that pollution limits agreed to by watershed states and supervised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are going to be met by a 2025 deadline.

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Waterways

NC - Wilmington port's effort to be competitive not worth the cost for some

WILMINGTON — The Port of Wilmington can handle the largest container ships that call on the East Coast, but only if those ships aren’t full.

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Local

NJ - The Surf Club Now Belongs to Toms River: What Comes Next?

Toms River officials delivered on their pledge to bring the former Joey Harrison’s Surf Club property under public ownership by the end of 2021. And now that the new year is upon us, the focus of both officials and residents has turned to the future of the oceanfront site.

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Engineering

NC - On wind-ravaged Outer Banks, beach nourishment projects moving forward

The storm-swept beaches of the Outer Banks will soon be replenished with millions of tons of sand from the Continental Shelf.

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Science

MA - Warm temperatures move more shrimp into Chesapeake waters

Large white shrimp — the kind that might star in a white-wine scampi — have been riding warmer waters into the Chesapeake Bay in growing numbers. Their increased presence could be the first culinary boon of climate change in the region (invasive blue catfish notwithstanding).

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Engineering

NC - Emerald Isle board to receive channel relocation report, hold hearing on new dunes and vegetation protection rules

EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle commissioners Tuesday night will receive a report from an engineering firm on a proposal to relocate the channel to and from the regional boating access facility in Bogue Sound.

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Local

NC - North Topsail Beach finds alternative path to finance beach nourishment after withdrawing from federal project

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH — The Town of North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen approved two resolutions Wednesday to help alleviate some of the town’s debt and allow it to move forward with its beach nourishment projects.

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Property

VA - Virginia announced $40 million in flood preparedness grants

Over the next 90 days, communities across Virginia will be able to apply for $40 million in grants to address the effects of recurrent flooding, sea level rise and extreme weather. Applications are due by 4 p.m. April 8, according to a DCR press release.

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Recreation

NY - Climate Change And Popularity Dual Threats To Fire Island National Seashore

Visitors ferry to Fire National Seashore to swim, enjoy the beaches, walk in the maritime forest, tour historic buildings, and spend time with family and friends. But 50 years from now, climate change might submerge a good portion of the park.

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Engineering

NC - UPDATED: NC 12 reopens to traffic following overwash from coastal storm

N.C. 12 has reopened to traffic between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe after overwash breeched the dunes at S-Turns earlier this morning. The NCDOT says to drive with care, as there are still areas with sand and water on the roadway.

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Local

NC - Judge dismisses suit over Currituck occupancy tax spending but appeal likely

Island property owners lose round 1 in fight for beach and dune restoration funds

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Engineering

NC - Threatened by rising sea level, Topsail Island makes progress in pinpointing coastal resiliency goals

TOPSAIL ISLAND — “Some people don’t believe it when you say climate change, but it’s here,” Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin said. He was speaking at a Dec. 15 open house for the Resilient Coastal Communities Program (RCCP), a statewide effort Topsail Island was accepted into.

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Property

NY - Manhattan Beach Sees $1 Billion Increase in Home Sales in 2021, Local Broker Dave Fratello Reports

Dollar volume for Manhattan Beach home sales hit a record total of $3.554 billion, reports local real estate broker Dave Fratello on his MB Confidential blog. The 2020 total of $2.563 billion was the previous high.

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Science

MA - Warmer temperatures move more shrimp into Chesapeake Bay waters

White shrimp are steadily moving into the lower Chesapeake and its rivers. “We started picking up shrimp pretty consistently five or six years ago, more and more of these larger shrimp,” said Joe Rieger, deputy director of restoration for the Elizabeth River Project.

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Energy

NC - Wind energy lease spots closest to beach eliminated

The new federal review of an area planned for wind energy eliminates spots closest to Brunswick County beaches and splits the remaining site into three pieces. The area considered for leasing – Wilmington East – starts about 15 nautical miles south of Bald Head Island.

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Energy

NJ - Ocean environmental studies to be paid for in New Jersey by offshore wind developers

New Jersey's offshore wind developers will help fund research on marine life, paying $10,000 per megawatt of capacity to help New Jersey scientists better understand the impacts of wind farms on the Atlantic Ocean's ecosystem.

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Engineering

NY - $1.7B Flood Mitigation Project Finally Starts on Long Island

Workers finally started this month a long-stalled $1.7 billion federal project to mitigate storm damage from the South Fork to Fire Island, more than a half century after the idea was proposed.

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Engineering

NJ - $24M beach fill project for Loch Arbour through Deal gets started

The federal investment in the project is $16.9 million, which is 65% of the total cost. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, said state and local funds will make up the remaining cost.

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Local

NC - Carteret County hires Division of Coastal Management staffer Ryan Davenport as next shore protection office manager

EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County officials announced Tuesday afternoon they have hired Ryan Davenport of the state Division of Coastal Management as shore protection officer manager, replacing Greg Rudolph, who resigned in November after 20 years in the job in order to pursue new opportunities.

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Fisheries

Warm temperatures move more shrimp into Chesapeake waters

Large white shrimp — the kind that might star in a white-wine scampi — have been riding warmer waters into the Chesapeake Bay in growing numbers. Their increased presence could be the first culinary boon of climate change in the region (invasive blue catfish notwithstanding).

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Energy

VA - Siemens Gamesa, Dominion Energy Advance Plans for 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Project

All items are anticipated to be successfully closed by Q1 2023. Installation of the mammoth project in waters off the coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia is expected to begin in 2024.

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