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Hurricane Isaias stormed up the east coast of the United States in early August, bringing heavy rain and winds up to 85 mph to the shores of flood-prone Port Monmouth, New Jersey.
KAANAPALI — The state Department of Land & Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) will hold an informational meeting on the proposed Kaanapali Beach Restoration and Berm Enhancement Project at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.
Florida’s efforts to bounce back from disaster could get a boost with the launch of a new interdisciplinary program at Florida International University’s Institute of Environment.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that the second phase of new lock in the Soo Locks has been given a contract.
$2-Bln plan includes strengthening, elevating levees and seawalls
The LIPA board of trustees on Wednesday will vote on whether to allow the authority to borrow up to $350 million as a "bridge" loan to cover the costs of restoration from Tropical Storm Isaias until the utility is reimbursed for the costs by the federal government.
Martha Creek didn’t really resemble a creek.
Researchers from the University of Delaware in the US and Canadian deep-sea mining specialist DeepGreen claim that metal rocks found on the deep-ocean floor could represent a far less environmentally damaging source of EV battery metals than conventional approaches
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced on Sept. 21 that it had awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. for $11.1 million to conduct the periodic nourishment of the Bethany & South Bethany Coastal Storm Risk Management project in Delaware.
MIAMI — Everglades restoration projects will require about $7.4 billion over the next 10 years, compared with $6 billion spent through 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said while presenting a draft of its work schedule.
As this active hurricane season continues. more coastal cities are changing how they build as a way to prevent against the effects of climate change.
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — From data collection and public access enhancement to coastal hazard and resiliency planning, this program annually seeks coastal project applications.
FRANKFORT, MI — After a public outcry a Frankfort condominium association withdrew a request for an easement to build a stone revetment seawall on a city-owned beach.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp., Oakbrook, Ill., announced today that it has been awarded several major dredging contracts totaling $118.8 million.
Chorro Creek is one of the two major waterways that flow into the Morro Bay estuary. So, naturally, its health is inextricably linked to that of the bay's.
The long-awaited project to deepen the Mississippi between the Gulf and New Orleans is finally under way.
The decade-old Panther Island project remains unfinished and without necessary federal funding to complete it.
Another South Carolina politician is calling for a high-end “ecoresort” project for an undeveloped Lowcountry barrier island to be turned down, days before the plan is scheduled to be up for a vote.
MIAMI – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying how to fortify Miami-Dade County’s coastline from the reality of rising seas and, as part of a more than $4 billion plan, has proposed a flood wall running parallel to Miami’s waterfront.
Newswise — Nearly half the world’s population lives within 62 miles of a coastline. This means exposure to the increasing risk of flooding and destruction in light of rising sea levels, eroding coastlines, and more frequent weather events that bring storm surge and devastating waves to the coast.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is spending $5.9 million to fix part of Cleveland’s Lake Erie West Breakwater.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night adopted two resolutions necessary to proceed with a major beach nourishment project in early 2021.
The world knows the Republic of Kiribati as a very low-lying nation in the mid-Pacific that is in danger of inundation as the climate changes and sea levels rise.
The winner of Long Beach’s never-ending battle against nature seems all too obvious, at least at the southern end of Washington Boulevard: It’s the ocean.
A new map of the thickness of Earth’s lithosphere contains clues to large deposits of key metals.
SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — After years of dealing with erosion along the coast in Surf City, the town now has a plan in place to renourish the beaches.
To truly rehabilitate Manila Bay, it’s much better for government to, say, drastically reduce pollutants at their sources and to protect mangrove areas. Dumping rocks is as dumb as it sounds.
FLAGLER BEACH — Flagler County commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved filing for eminent domain against one property owner in an effort to save the $25 million dune restoration project.
Chenier Plain Marsh Enhancement projects have been awarded $1 million by the U.S. government to enhance 3,950 acres of Louisiana coastal marsh.
Storms have eroded the dike in recent years, and it needs repairs to protect nearby properties.
Water treatment facility nearly lost in Aug. 15 flooding
Nearly 180 semi-trailer trucks to deliver resources needed to repair the energy grid following Hurricane Laura.
It’s peak hurricane season now on the Atlantic Coast.
BOSTON – The state has announced more than $7.8 million in Seaport Economic Council grants to support 17 projects across the Commonwealth.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) - Is more concrete the answer to Ocean Springs’ eroding beach?
Get ready to say goodbye to those crazy detours coming in and out of Long Beach.
Work is due to begin today on the city council’s coastal defence scheme to protect more than 10,000 homes in Southsea from the risk of coastal flooding.
Freeing the Earth from underwater waste is not an easy feat, but this project might actually tidy up our mess.
Communities across the Carolinas are beginning to recognize that the future we face will be very different from the past.
Startup Seatrec has developed underwater energy harvesting charging stations for monitoring, mining and military drones
Texas A&M researchers are testing how a combination of sand dunes with coastal structures could better protect against flooding.
KAANAPALI - The state Department of Land & Natural Resources is proposing a $9,275,000 project to replenish sand and mitigate chronic and extreme seasonal erosion at Kaanapali Beach over the last four decades.
The answer is in a legal document from the 1970s that no one can find.
In the days since Hurricane Laura made landfall on the Louisiana coast, multiple public officials have called for the construction of some type of coastal barrier to stop storm surge from entering Galveston Bay, expressing frustration that nothing has been done to protect our region since Hurricane Ike.
Researchers at UAEU are collaborating with Abu Dhabi Municipality to develop sustainable solutions for rising groundwater
The rising cost of rebuilding shorelines has the Town of North Topsail Beach reconsidering its participation a federal project that would pump sand onto the southern 4 miles of the town’s beach strand.
$1.4 million effort seeks to restore natural coastal habitat
Pliant Energy says its C-Ray robot could be a less invasive tool for ocean mining
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released its Draft Supplement II (Draft SEIS II) to the 1976 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project, Mississippi River Mainline Levees (MRL), today, Aug. 28.
People don’t generally think about how important sand and mud are in the context of our coastal communities and recreation areas, but in essence, sediments are what shape our coast.
PENDLETON — A final plan impacting the Columbia River system released earlier this month has some anglers and conservationists still looking for more answers.
Planning, engineering & design to take three years
As the industry inches closer to reality, scientists probe potential environmental harms
China is making progress with a spaceport to facilitate sea-based launch activity and development of rockets, satellites and related applications.
A project to restore reefs and marine animals off the Palos Verdes Peninsula Coast resumed last week after an approximately three-month coronavirus-induced hiatus, and is expected to be finished next month — with about 58,000 tons of rock creating a new reef.
GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The devastation of Hurricane Laura has reignited the conversation of coastal protection along our part of the Gulf.
Anytime of the day is a good time on Cedar Key, but dusk is especially good.
TOPSAIL ISLAND – Each of the towns along Topsail Island have different challenges and needs when it comes to protecting their shoreline, but their meeting Thursday with congressional leaders was about one island.
There are concerns, though, about the time it will take to build the network of sea walls, surge gates and other infrastructure
Minerals are synonymous with wealth but they are finite and we need more
TREASURE ISLAND — When it comes to erosion rates from tidal action and rising sea levels, an Army Corps of Engineers’ Coastal Storm Risk Management Study predicts some coastal areas along Treasure Island could see the highest levels of dune and beach loss in the county.
Open space on Port land known for rich bird and wildlife habitat
The ongoing waterfront redevelopment project along the North Bluff in Oak Bluffs got a major boost Tuesday with the announcement from Gov. Charlie Baker that the town will receive $1 million in state grant money for further infrastructure improvements.
A more-than-a-decade’s long battle over a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska took another turn recently as the Army Corps of Engineers pressed pause on a permit for the project to move forward.
More than 400 comments flooded in on the federal government’s proposal to build an 8-mile-long sea wall around the Charleston peninsula.
DeepGreen Metals announced Tuesday it has formed partnerships with scientific research institutions and universities on its deep-sea discovery program to characterize the potential impacts of lifting polymetallic nodules from the bottom of the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean.
The federal government is requiring the company behind the Pebble Mine to take extra steps to mitigate “unavoidable adverse impacts to aquatic resources,” delaying its final decision on the project.
A subsidiary of Dulany Industries is planning to build a marine terminal on its SeaPoint Complex on the Savannah River.
MUSKEGON, MI – Efforts to clean up Muskegon Lake that once was essentially used as a dump continues this summer with a $3.1 million initiative to remove “chunks of junk” from the lake bottom.
U.S.-based Odyssey Marine Exploration hasn’t given up its intentions to move forward with a phosphate seabed mining project in Mexico’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), despite two permit rejections.
Construction will begin later this year on a $400 million lock in the Houma Navigation Canal that serves as the linchpin to Terrebonne Parish's hurricane-protection system.
The federal government plan to protect Miami-Dade from future storms hinges on a tall, gray wall between the city and Biscayne Bay, but residents have their own vision for how best to keep the water from drowning the Magic City. And it’s much greener.
The State of the Coast report by The Trustees focuses on the threat of rising sea levels and powerful storm surges on the state’s North Shore, which is home to the major fishing port of Gloucester as well as Salem, the site of the notorious colonial-era witch trials.
David Simonelli, Chief Operating Officer commented, “Great Lakes is pleased to add these major coastal protection and maintenance dredging awards to our backlog. These projects are aligned with our strategy to provide dredging services to support the overall improvement and resiliency of our country’s environment, coastlines and infrastructure.”
Terence O’Rourke has spent a decade warning officials a storm making landfall directly in Galveston Bay could be much worse than even Harvey.