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FL - MacDill Air Force Base’s security is threatened by climate change | Column

Hurricanes and floods in Tampa would disrupt Central Command and Special Operations Command’s crucial work, while extreme weather abroad exacerbates the crises they deal with each day.

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NC - Southern Shores Town Council establishes MSDs; tax increases to be determined - The Coastland Times | The Coastland Times

The Town Council of Southern Shores voted Monday, May 3 to establish municipal service districts (MSD), though the discussion whether to use MSDs to fund beach nourishment is ongoing.

Southeast
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LA - $2 billion project would help save Louisiana coast - and stoke flooding in these hamlets

In lower Plaquemines Parish, some fear they are river diversion's 'collateral damage'

Gulf of Mexico
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US - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock announces receipt of $112 million in awarded work

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. announced today the receipt of several major dredging awards totaling $112.8 million.

Mid-Atlantic
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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.

Northeast
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NY - Floating container home in NYC rises and falls with changing sea levels

New York City-based architecture firm Rekstur is tackling the city’s 578 miles of coastal real estate with a floating container home off Rockaway peninsula in Jamaica Bay.

Gulf of Mexico
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AL - $22 million grant to bolster causeway ‘lifeline’ to Dauphin Island, adding salt marsh habitat

As Ala. 193 approaches the end of the mainland on its way to Dauphin Island, the road transits a low, narrow causeway vulnerable to storm surges. A new project will add a breakwater and acres of march to its east

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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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World - Ocean Mining Frenzy Drives $2.9 Billion Merger

Littering the abyssal plain of the Pacific Ocean are an estimated 21 billion tonnes worth of polymetallic nodules containing high grades of manganese, nickel, copper and cobalt – the so-called “battery metals” that Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA) has warned may soon be in short supply.

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SC - $14 million flood plan proposed for Charleston medical district

A $14 million dollar drainage improvement project is in the works to help relieve flooding in the medical district.

Northeast
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NY - Stantec redesigns NYC’s The Battery to protect it from rising tides

Global design firm Stantec has revealed preliminary designs for the Battery Coastal Resilience Project, a $129 million New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) initiative to save The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park) from rising tides.

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NJ - North Wildwood builds a beach one truckload at a time

“There are physical limitations to how much sand you can move by truck,” he said. “We need a beach nourishment project to the tune of a million-plus cubic yards of sand.”

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UK - Gaps to be created at Ainsdale Sand Dunes to boost biodiversity on Sefton Coast

V-shaped gaps will be excavated in the front of selected sand dunes at Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve (NNR) to improve these beautiful dune habitats for rare wildlife.

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MD - BOEM, Army Corps, and State of Maryland Enter Agreement for Sand Resources

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District (Corps) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have entered into an agreement allowing the Corps to use sand from the Outer Continental Shelf for scheduled beach nourishment as part of its Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project.

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World - Coastal Protection Can Significantly Reduce Migration From Sea Level Rise

Protecting densely populated coastal areas, such as river deltas or megacities, from sea-level rise with dikes and seawalls will likely limit land loss and migration of people away from the coasts.

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FL - Army hauls 3 billion pounds of sand to Miami-Dade beaches

The Army Corps of Engineers this year plans to haul from upland mines nearly 1.3 million cubic yards of sand – 3 billion pounds’ worth – to re-sand beachfronts on Miami Beach, Bal Harbour and Sunny Isles Beach.

Southeast
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FL - CEPD hears bids for beach renourishment project

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District’s staff provided the commission with an update on the bids received for the upcoming beach renourishment project during a recent workshop meeting, along with an overview of the apportionment methodology theories that staff have been examining to pay for it.

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US - Great Lakes Reports First Quarter Results

HOUSTON, May 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Nasdaq: GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the United States, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

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TX - Weeks Marine nabs South Padre Island contract

The City of South Padre Island is working in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Texas General Land Office, and Cameron County to renourish the beaches on South Padre Island.

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UK - Strathclyde Uni Researchers to Trial Pioneering New Ship Propulsion System

Initial trials show the propulsion system has “remarkable” fuel-saving potential.

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TX - Matagorda, Lavaca bay foundations voice concerns with Matagorda Ship Channel project

The Matagorda Bay Foundation and Lavaca Bay Foundation are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess environmental impacts of plans to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel.

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