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Recreation

NC - State adds tons of material to artificial reefs

Several projects by the Division of Marine Fisheries’ Artificial Reef Program to build up North Carolina’s existing, offshore artificial reefs were recently completed.

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Property

NC - Rising seas, salt water threaten coastal farms, so farmers adapt

ENGELHARD, NC — Earl Pugh's house looks out over some of the machinery, sheds and fields of Middle Creek Farms, where the retired farmer's son now manages the cultivation of crops from the family's productive soil.

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Justice

NJ - NJ gets real on environmental justice- POLITICO

Across the country, environmental justice has become a buzzword deployed in goals, aspirations and administration actions.

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Fisheries

VA - Virginia wants more restrictions on Chesapeake Bay crab harvest

Virginia is proposing tighter regulations on the crab harvest after a survey showed the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is the lowest in the survey’s 33-year history.

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Engineering

VA - Port of Virginia raises the bar

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Port of Virginia have signed the agreement committing the federal government to begin its financial investment in the construction effort to widen and deepen the commercial shipping channels and Norfolk Harbor.

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Engineering

VA - Army Corps releases plan to reduce storm damage and flooding in Northern Virginia

Whenever Washington, D.C. area expects severe storms with heavy rain and damaging winds, you can also expect some flooding -- but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) along with other partners, is working on ways to reduce storm damage.

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Energy

MD - Maryland's First Offshore Wind Project Enters Permitting Process

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will conduct an environmental review of US Wind’s offshore wind project in Maryland, the first proposed wind energy project offshore the state’s coast and the tenth offshore wind review of this kind initiated under the Biden-Harris administration.

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Science

VA - Study: Virginia could lose 42 percent of tidal wetlands to sea level rise by 2100

Researchers say conserving coastal land where marshes can migrate is a ‘decisive factor’ in offsetting losses

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Property

NC - Editor’s Blog: So did you hear about the homes that fell into the ocean last month? Let’s discuss

One of the more unique aspects of living on a barrier island is that your hometown tends to make the international news on a semi-regular basis.

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Energy

NY - Giant wind turbine ports prepare to transform NYC's coastal woodlands

Fourteen miles off the coast of New York, vast fields of offshore wind turbines will soon be installed in the Atlantic Ocean. Spurred by a recent $4.37 billion federal auction of more than 488,000 acres of offshore leases in the New York Bight, these wind farms will help New York realize its 2019 mandate to generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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Science

USA - Uncrewed ocean gliders and saildrones are revolutionizing hurricane forecasting

With forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (a division of the National Weather Service) predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, a paper published in the peer review magazine Oceanography shows that robotic ocean observing platforms can improve intensity forecasts for hurricanes and tropical storms.

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Energy

VA - Environmental Clinic Joins Proposed Agreement with Dominion on Offshore Wind

Clinic’s Caseload Includes Supreme Court Brief and Other Environmental Justice Cases. Professor Cale Jaffe ’01 and his students at the University of Virginia School of Law have gone tilting at — actually, tilting for — windmills off the coast of Virginia Beach.

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Property

SC - Property owners sue to restore inlet's path prior to beach project

A Prince George couple has filed suit to force the town of Pawleys Island, its contractors and state agencies to restore the inlet at the island’s south end to the channel it followed before a beach renourishment project was completed in 2020.

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Engineering

NC - Beach nourishment project one step closer to approval for Surf City

SURF CITY — Surf City town leadership is hopeful its revamped beach nourishment project will be approved, following neighboring North Topsail Beach’s withdrawal last summer.

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Fisheries

NC - Bill would fund efforts to support growing shellfish industry

Last year was a banner year for farmed oyster production in North Carolina, with a 111% increase compared to the previous year.

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Local

VA - Fairfax County releases Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

Fairfax County is proposing long-term and short-term solutions to the harmful effects of climate change, and it wants feedback from residents.

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Aquaculture

DE - Oyster farming in Delaware is complicated issue

Oyster farming in Delaware could bring major benefits to the beaches, but there are barriers holding it back.

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Local

NC - Beach renourishment work closes section of Kure Beach May 26, 2022

A section of Kure Beach will remain closed over the Memorial Day weekend to the continue the beach renourishment program that began in Carolina Beach at the end of February.

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Advocacy

NC - Guest commentary -- Bipartisan bill would protect birds, beach communities

From Lea-Hutaff Island to the south end of Wrightsville Beach, birds are returning to nest at our inlets and beaches. Brown pelicans are already patrolling the waves and marshes to feed their young. Black skimmers and least terns are raising chicks right on the sand, to the delight of beachgoers and vacationers.

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Engineering

NC - Kill Devil Hills beach nourishment project to begin after Memorial Day

This summer, a critical beach nourishment project will occur in Kill Devil Hills (KDH). In KDH, the project will only be taking place from the north town line south to Prospect Avenue – which is approximately 2.6 miles of our Town. The project is anticipated to last approximately 25-35 days.

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Engineering

NC - 3-D printed artificial reef installed in the Pamlico Sound

The Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina has partnered with NATRX, a sustainable infrastructure company, to deploy a 3-D printed artificial reef system to the Pamlico Sound.

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Advocacy

NC - Waterkeepers use catch, inform approach to manage litter

As summer approaches, many North Carolinians are making plans to spend quality time at their favorite beaches, as well as the many lakes, rivers and streams across the state.

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Fisheries

NC - Marine Fisheries Commission meeting on tap May 25-26

BEAUFORT — A N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission meeting will be held today and Thursday, May 25-26 in the Beaufort Hotel, 2440 Lennoxville Road.

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Engineering

DE - Officials working to restore Delaware beaches after severe Nor'easter damage

Many Marylanders are getting ready to hit the beaches Memorial Day weekend, including the Delaware beaches - and Delaware officials say they're working hard to repair those coastlines after severe damage from a recent Nor'easter.

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