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Northeast
Engineering

MA - MAYOR WU ANNOUNCES STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE COASTAL RESILIENCE IN EAST BOSTON AND CHARLESTOWN

With the completion of “Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown (Phase II),” the City has developed resilience plans for all 47-miles of Boston’s coastline

Northeast
Engineering

NY - Coastal Resiliency Plan Well Received

The East Hampton Town Board held a public hearing last Thursday on the adoption of the Coastal Assessment Resiliency Plan, which highlights a spate of ominous predictions as to how climate change will impact the town.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Study: Flagler's Beaches Are Eroding Critically, and Will Cost County Alone $5 to $13 Million a Year to Slow

This is not what residents of Flagler Beach–or Flagler County–want to hear, certainly not after huge and alarming carve-out of sand and dunes north of the pier in the last two weeks: anecdotal speculation to the contrary, much of that sand is not coming back. Not unless documented erosion trends of the last 49 years, or documented acceleration of erosion in the past 10, is to reverse course.

Great Lakes
Engineering

WI - 15 years later, Wisconsin university's massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors

In 2007, the Concordia University Wisconsin, in Mequon, Wis., finished fortifying a 130-foot bluff and building a 2,700-foot-long rock wall to buffer waves. The $12 million project was among the largest built along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Neighboring landowners soon noticed changes to their property.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - NASA, GM Team to Robot for Deep Sea, Space Missions

A space exploration robot designed by NASA and General Motors (GM) is being deployed to an equally difficult-to-access and underexplored environment; the deep ocean.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Guest column: Louisiana's coastal plan is a proven playbook for other states

Communities across our country are enduring the impacts of extreme weather, from hurricanes and flooding along our coasts and watersheds to drought and wildfires in the West. These disasters are disrupting lives and livelihoods, and scientists indicate these impacts will only grow more severe without action.

Great Lakes
Engineering

MI - Staying above the potential rising tide: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 4 other organizations and Great Lakes states to look at coastal resiliency

VILLAGE OF WILSON, N.Y. — It’s tough to forget the images from 2017 and 2019. Historic water levels on Lake Ontario that spilled over the shoreline in Niagara County and beyond.

International
Engineering

PI - Dying Masbate marine ecosystem revived as PhilGold deploys thousands of reef balls

MANILA, Philippines—“Dying.” This was how the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) described the coral cover in the coastal communities of Aroroy town in Masbate province which were heavily destroyed by decades of illegal fishing.

Northeast
Engineering

MA - One idea to reduce coastal flooding in Boston: create an artificial wetland

Chained between rusty beams on Chelsea Creek in East Boston is a big, floating ball of plants.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Wrightsville Beach renourishment project uncovers hundreds of thousands of tires in the ocean

The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) said it placed more than 600,000 tires off the North Carolina coast in the 1970s and early 1980s, but said it discontinued the practice in 1983.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Beach nourishment in Buxton aimed to be completed by the end of August, per Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. has announced that the company has made significant progress since the dredge Ellis Island joined the dredge Liberty Island in Buxton on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Arctic & Antarctica
Engineering

ARC - Past, Present, and Future Themes of Arctic Infrastructure and Settlements

The Arctic is often portrayed as a pristine wilderness devoid of human traces, while human settlements and infrastructure are underrepresented. However, for the people living in the Arctic, infrastructure and settlements play a critical role.

International
Engineering

UK - Awe as vast dredger ship weighing up to 21,000 tonnes appears off UK coast

An enormous dredger ship weighing up to 21,000 tonnes has appeared near a UK harbour and has become the "talk of the town". By

West Coast
Engineering

CA - New High-Resolution Study on California Coastal Cliff Erosion Released

The first study to analyze California’s coastal cliff retreat statewide using high-resolution data has found that cliffs receded faster in the north than elsewhere in the state during the study period.

Engineering

AUS - Seawall plan for Great Ocean Road

STATE authorities will build a rock seawall at Eastern View as part of ongoing works to manage erosion impacts along the Surf Coast.

International
Engineering

World - 'Living seawalls' prove eco-engineering's sea legs are strong

Coastal communities around the world are fighting one of the most recognizable symptoms of climate change; seawater rise. In an attempt to combat flooding, cities from Sydney to San Francisco erected seawalls in a bid to prevent rising waters from overrunning infrastructure.

Southeast
Engineering

SC - Consultant updates Pawleys Island on sea level rise adaptation plan

PAWLEYS ISLAND — Pawleys Island residents should look to coastal resilience in preparation for rising sea levels and changing coastal conditions.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

MD - Town of North Beach Moves Ahead on Flood Easing Projects

The Town of North Beach reached two milestones last month in its long-term effort to address the community’s recurring coastal and stormwater flooding.

Coastwide
Engineering

LA - Our Views: With the Army Corps' help, a river still runs through Baton Rouge and New Orleans

Berating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of our favorite spectator sports here in Louisiana, especially since the disastrous flooding of Hurricane Katrina, 17 years ago this month.

Engineering

ME - SOS Saco Bay to host coastal erosion conference

SACO, MAINE — Save our Shorelines: Saco Bay announces its first annual conference on Coastal Erosion at Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center in Saco on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The conference will focus on what organizers describe as the dual threats of climate change and coastal erosion.

West Coast
Engineering

CA - San Diego's Coastal Concerns: That’s the Way the Cliffside Crumbles

Living with sea level rise presents challenges to maintaining public infrastructure and private property in San Diego.

International
Engineering

Fiji - Moving villages inundated by rising seas, wants big emitters to pay

Boats moor next to living rooms on Fiji's Serua Island, where water breaches the seawall at high tide, flooding into the village. Planks of wood stretch between some homes, forming a makeshift walkway as saltwater inundates gardens.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - How flood maps can illuminate the risk from toxic waste sites

The strongest predictor that a neighborhood contains a flood-prone site of former industrial pollution is the proportion of nonwhite and non-English-speaking residents.