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“We can rebuild a piece of marsh, but in 30 years, that may be the only piece of marsh there.”
The Commonwealth of Virginia adopts its updated Hazard Mitigation Plan with new goals and actions for the next five years.
A University of Alaska Fairbanks coastal organization has received a $590,000 philanthropic grant to map rapidly changing watersheds of the Chignik region on the Alaska Peninsula.
Just-released maps have revealed which areas of the country may be hit hardest by extreme coastal flooding.
Its is a race against time for Barefoot Beach, Florida, as they rush to restore protective sand dunes that were destroyed by Hurricane Ian before the 2023 hurricane season begins.
Ten years ago this past fall, Superstorm Sandy devastated the community of Union Beach in Monmouth County. You may remember the iconic photo, shared nationwide, of a yellow Union Beach home torn literally in half by the tempest. The storm impacted everything, from the community’s picturesque shorelines to local businesses, and destroyed or damaged more than 20% of the borough’s total housing stock.
$50 billion worth of levee and wetland restoration projects called for in updated plan
After months of using weed-killers, saws, shovels and hand-yanking invasive latherleaf fern out of a tropical forest on Virginia Key Beach Park, City of Miami parks naturalist Gloria Alejandra Antia was finally able to begin the process of rebuilding.
A suit over the Pawleys Island beach renourishment project can continue, but a Circuit Court judge dismissed four claims in suits brought by neighboring property owners, including one that would have allowed them to seek triple damages.
The Big Apple is subsiding under its own weight. But other coastal cities are also dramatically descending, just as seas are rising.
A New Jersey shore town has been allowed to carry out emergency beach repairs amid a bitter fight with the state over how to protect its coastline from erosion.
PROVIDENCE – A federal grant awarded to the city not only aims to restore habitats near the Port of Providence but also to empower residents with more of a voice in projects that would enhance the shoreline and help protect it from rising seas and storm surges.
WASHINGTON — Two companies have demonstrated the ability to conduct launches from a floating platform in U.S. territorial waters, a concept that could help address congestion at terrestrial launch sites.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed sand replenishment efforts in Rehoboth Beach.
AVALON — With hopes high for the summer tourist economy in 2023, the borough is going to have a wide, new beach for visitors to enjoy.Other communities will not be in as good a shape.
To realize a future in which we thrive with water in a place as precarious as New Orleans, we need to tinker–to experiment with strong inference and learn from success and failure. A very controversial wetland construction project underway in Louisiana presents a prime opportunity to demonstrate that this approach—intentional investments in clinical trials for planetary health—can catalyze progress. Should we tinker with it?
Champions of restoring Louisiana’s coastal wetlands recently celebrated another milestone when they marked the rebuilding of a natural ridge in Spanish Pass, west of Venice in southern Plaquemines Parish. The Spanish Pass project comprises nearly 1,700 acres of freshly formed land extending about six miles into Yellow Cotton Bay.
An islander is urging officials to investigate why jagged and rusted metal, chunks of concrete, lumps of clay and sharp seashells are emerging at the site of a recently completed $6.8 million beach remediation project in the West End.
Writing often can be improved after the writer leaves a draft alone for a time and returns to it with fresh eyes. Designing a $1 billion-plus barrier to protect peninsular Charleston from future storms and rising seas likely will benefit from the same deliberate approach.
Fishermen and residents say it's time to reopen the Pohoiki Bay boat ramp to subsistence fishing, cultural practices, recreation and other uses.
In Salisbury, miles of beach sit empty now. With crowds set to swell in the coming weeks, there is a wave of worry."It becomes very dangerous for children playing here because these dunes can collapse," said Tom Saab, a Salisbury resident.
Louisiana’s most recent plan to restore and protect its coast at a cost of $50 billion advanced Wednesday through the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
“I am thrilled, Al, that our joint efforts made this result possible and that a major hurdle to beach protection has now been eliminated,” Scott Spradley wrote County Attorney Al Hadeed in an email this afternoon, announcing the resolution of a three-year case. Spradley, elected to the Flagler Beach City Commission in March, had been hired the previous December to craft the strategy that led to the resolution.
Waves pounded on shore sending streams of water up to the houses on Bonita Beach. Water crept toward the beach access parking lots and formed large pools beside and under homes. It wasn’t a hurricane or even a tropical storm. It was simply a recent stormy afternoon during high tide that sent the water far beyond its usual high tide line.
DURHAM — Researchers at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Pratt School of Engineering are co-leading a new National Science Foundation-funded project that aims to boost economic development and climate resilience in coastal North Carolina through nature-based scientific and technological innovations.