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Work to build a seawall to protect exposed coastal residences along part of Sydney's northern beaches could start within months even before key legal and financial issues are resolved.
The city currently has three public beach parks and eight public beach trails. Nine of the city’s public beach access points, dispersed throughout the Crystal Beach and Scenic Highway 98 areas, have a combined total of less than a half mile of public beach, according to a Destin Log story from 2018.
The Santa Barbara City Council unanimously passed a motion at its meeting on Tuesday to introduce and subsequently adopt an ordinance of the council authorizing the city administrator to execute a grant funding agreement with the State of California Department of Water Resources in the amount of $10 million for the reactivation of the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant Project.
The world is hungry for resources to power the green transition. As we increasingly look to solar, wind, geothermal and move towards decarbonization, consumption of minerals such as cobalt, lithium and copper, which underpin them, is set to grow markedly.
Tropical Storm Isaias didn't drop enough rain on Central Florida to cause the Army Corps of Engineers to start Lake Okeechobee discharges to the St. Lucie River. That's the good news.
The local beach saw the worst erosion from Isaias compared to other area beaches, according to officials.
Construction has reached the third of eight planned phases for the burial of all overhead utility lines in the Town of Palm Beach. Town officials say the underground system is safer, more reliable and aesthetically superior to the overhead system, which is more vulnerable to power outages caused by storm winds.
A new report supports the creation of a compensation fund for nations that rely on terrestrial mining, but it fails to dispel environmental concerns over deep-sea mining.
Government investment in coastal wetlands protection and restoration is pathway to green recovery.
The conservation authority is hoping to declutter the complicated permit process for shoreline repairs.
Dredging and beachfill operations are slated for Absecon Island in Atlantic County, officials announced.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County will have to wait until Monday, Aug. 10 to open bids and perhaps award a contract for the next Bogue Banks beach nourishment project.
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is relocating whole slums to help restore polluted rivers. Is it doing more harm than good?
Fears that some sand deposits are being overused, combined with increasing evidence that the dredging of rivers and seafloors causes vast damage to ecosystems and coastal communities, bring the sustainability of this vital material into question.
Projects that could benefit include local activities to reduce flood risk, pollution or carbon emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a grant of $3,887,500 to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Commercial and recreational fishers have been dealing for decades with the unpredictability of Oregon Inlet navigation but with the recent go-ahead by Dare County for its private partner to move on a contract to build a new hopper dredge, there may be an end in sight.
Sustainability is the pathway to recovery and resilience.
Last winter, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a $3 billion environmental bond to fund critical infrastructure and other measures to protect New York from the impacts of pollution, irresponsible development and climate change.
Residents of six coastal and river parishes will no longer have to rely on old barges to block flood waters from the Atchafalaya River.
At the mouth of the Hampton Roads harbor, a success story unfolds. It’s told through legions of beating wings, swirling around an old fortress like specks in a snow globe.
The city's complex drainage system protects Hong Kong from once-disastrous flooding caused by seasonal typhoons. But will it be strong enough to withstand the effects of climate crisis?
Augusta and others suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over plans for New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam will get a chance to inspect it themselves.
Major reconstruction work was completed in 2019 and wildlife is returning to the area.
A federal agency charged with managing Lake Okeechobee levels is taking public input about dry season lake releases that in theory will keep blue-green algae blooms contained to Okeechobee during the summer rainy season.
A project to deepen certain areas of the Intracoastal Waterway off Long Beach Island is expected to begin in November, nearly a year after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a contract to address shoaling issues in the channel from Cape May north to the Island.
Tropical Storm Cristobal ate away the beach of Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island to the huge sand-filled tube at the core of a protective levee, and the Army Corps of Engineers says permits and studies keep it or anyone else from repairing much of the beach until well after hurricane season.
Webinar will discuss options for shore protection/stabilization with expected erosion.
Governor John Bel Edwards announced construction is now underway on components of a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene below Morgan City that will provide flood protection for portions of six parishes.
Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing new development to lift Rhode Island’s coronavirus-plagued economy out of recession.
Flagler Beach dune project stalled. Funding could go to another coastal city.
MOREHEAD CITY — State standards for beach fill projects remain unchanged, with state officials Thursday readopting technical standards for such efforts.
A Jersey Shore mayor is striking back against the state after it issued violation notices last month over what it terms illegal beach construction by the town.
At their July 7 regular meeting, the Southern Shores Town Council approved a services agreement with Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina to move forward with their 2022 beach nourishment project.
Florida's new Public Financing of Construction law requires contractors on publicly funded coastal projects to study how those projects could be impacted by sea level rise before starting work.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District has awarded a $2.1 million contract to Ryba Marine and Constriction to conduct dredging of the federal navigation channel in Maumee Bay, located along Lake Erie in Toledo Harbor, in the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. announced today that the Oregon Water Resource Department (“OWRD”) has reviewed and approved the plans and specifications for the tailings dam proposed for the Grassy Mountain mine and stated that from a safety perspective, the plans are construction-ready.
The beaches are getting bigger. And so is the habitat.
Work has been underway at the site since the start of the year. The project will eventually restore 16 miles of fish habitat after the dam is removed.
Capsized vessel has been in St. Simons Sound for almost 10 months.
In the shallow, warm, clear waters just off the beach in front of the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant on Hutchinson Island, a new creation is taking shape.
The first of two phases of beach renourishment, approved by the Manatee County (FL) board of commissioners in October 2019, got under way July 2 to restore sand lost through erosion.
RYE — Congressman Chris Pappas toured coastal infrastructure last Thursday and learned about an initiative to guard against future flood events.
California and Washington should bar prospectors from state waters.
As Hinkley Point C power plant is being built in South West England, hundreds of thousands of fish living in the Severn estuary, including protected Atlantic salmon, may be under threat from the plant’s cooling turbines.
The timing could not have been better. As a priest sprinkled holy water into the Venice lagoon and exclaimed: “I invoke the blessing of God,” an enormous yellow metal barrier erupted from the water, followed by another, then another.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the Virginia Resources Authority, has closed a loan with Hampton Roads Sanitation District to finance $100 million of their Capital Improvement Plan and Sustainable Water Infrastructure for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Program.
President Trump‘s order calling for agencies to use emergency powers to speed environmental review and permitting could fast-track Wilmington port project.
The guarded Atlantic Beach has reopened, while some beach entrances are now closed.
Tardiness and inconsistent court filings cited in decision to let beach project proceed.
MADISON — More than $100,000 has been allocated by the State of Wisconsin to manage the coastline in Racine and Kenosha counties.
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs.
Largest dam on the river, in an earthquake-prone biodiversity hotspot, will risk one of the few habitats left for the endangered golden mahseer
More than $100,000 has been allocated by the State of Wisconsin to go toward managing the coastline in Kenosha and Racine counties.
Projects Funded Statewide for Improved Boating Access, Navigation, and Safety.