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International
Engineering

Int'l - The UK wants to build one of the world’s most ambitious bridges

At the western edge of Europe lie two little islands with a complex past.

International
Engineering

Int'l - NIOT crew creates history as they undertake world’s deepest underwater trials of mining machine

The NIOT crew undertook a gruelling voyage onboard research vessel ORV Sagar Nidhi, traversing 1,700 nautical miles (about 3,000 km) to execute the complex mission.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Protecting Miami from rising seas will take more than just a wall

You’ve probably heard about the plans to build a six-mile, $6 billion wall across Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami to protect the city from a massive hurricane storm surge.

Northeast
Engineering

RI - East Providence Erosion Project Brings Shoreline to Life

Growing up in the 1970s and ’80s across the Seekonk and Providence rivers in Rhode Island’s capital, John Torgan spent plenty of time exploring the state’s urban shoreline.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Miami unveils its 40-year mitigation plan to combat sea level rise

Earlier this month, the city of Miami released a draft version of its comprehensive plan to combat the effects of climate change.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Research: Dohrn, research ship to study Mediterranean

Ship stationed in Naples will host 14 researchers, ready in 2022

Coastwide
Engineering

US - The future of EV batteries could be found under the sea

All the battery metals we need to power a billion electric vehicles could be lying on the floor of the Pacific Ocean — but collecting them and turning them into EV batteries is a major challenge.

Coastwide
Engineering

World - New model accurately predicts how coasts will be impacted by storms and sea-level rise

Coastal communities across the world are increasingly facing up to the huge threats posed by a combination of extreme storms and predicted rises in sea levels as a result of global climate change.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Survey finds Great Lakes and St. Lawrence communities to spend nearly $2 billion over next five years combating coastal damages from climate change

Survey respondents reported spending $878 million USD over past two years to respond to coastal challenges; Mayors urgently call on Congress to include needed funds in the upcoming infrastructure package.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Louisiana’s coast is starved for river sand; Wisconsin has it

Most of the Mississippi River’s land-building ingredients never make it to the marsh

International
Engineering

Int'l - The Entrance North Beach is being eroded

A Hutton Rd resident says that he is watching with growing uneasiness as the ocean scours the rock wall on The Entrance North Beach and more of the beach is being reclaimed by the sea.

Northeast
Engineering

ME - New legislation factors in rising tides

AUGUSTA — A bill signed by Governor Janet Mills last month requires several state agencies to review the rules and laws they administer and report back in January on any prospective changes that might be needed to incorporate consideration of 1.5 feet of relative sea level rise by 2050 and 4 feet by 2100.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Commentary: Does the Corps adequately protect the coast?

As more and more people move to the coast, there is a constant struggle between development and protecting our coastal environment.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - Alaska's infrastructure is at risk of faster deterioration due to thawing permafrost

Roads, bridges, pipelines, and other types of infrastructure in Alaska and elsewhere in the Arctic will deteriorate faster than expected due to a failure by planners to account for the structures’ impact on adjacent permafrost, researchers have found.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Replenishment of Babe's Beach about to begin

This summer, Galveston Island’s Babe’s Beach, is getting a new round of fresh sand.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Army orders 830,000 yards of sand to restore Miami Beach

“Until we change the movement of the planets, this is going to always be a project,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber of the renourishment of the city’s beaches to begin this fall.

Southeast
Engineering

NC - Avon seeks OK to dredge 1M yards of sand for nourishment

Dare County has asked to dredge 1 million cubic yards of beach quality sediment from two offshore borrow sites to nourish about 2.5 miles of oceanfront shoreline in the village of Avon.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Pacific island of Nauru sets two-year deadline for U.N. deep-sea mining rules

The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has notified a U.N. body of plans to start deep-sea mining, giving the International Seabed Authority (ISA) two years to complete long-running talks on rules governing the new and controversial industry.

International
Engineering

Int'l - Storm pushed up 15-metre wave, provided chance to test new coastal inundation model

This week’s storm that pushed up a wave nearly 15 metres high in Cook Strait also provided an opportunity to test the predictive abilities of a new model developed to predict inundation along the Wellington coastline.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Beach commission, shore protection office plan study to ID additional sources of sand for nourishment projects

EMERALD ISLE ­— The Carteret County Beach Commission unanimously agreed Monday to let beach engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol develop a fee estimate and proposed contract for a study to look for additional sand that could be used in future nourishment projects on Bogue Banks.

Northeast
Engineering

NY - New York Embarks on a Massive Climate Resiliency Project to Protect Manhattan’s Lower East Side From Sea ...

Some residents are wary of the $1.45 billion system of seawalls and floodgates that will elevate the East River Park and protect 110,000 New Yorkers from coastal storms and flooding.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Is new sand already disappearing from Waikiki Beach?

It cost $3.5 million to get sand offshore to put on the beach between Kuhio Beach Park and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in a project completed last month.

Southeast
Engineering

SC - Editorial: Broaden approach to Charleston's peninsula wall project to get it right

As Charleston works with the Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to protect the city’s historic peninsula from future storm surges, there remains significant unease about the project, even beyond the city’s 35% share of the projected $1.5 billion price tag