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FL - One of Miami’s most charming parks has neighbors fighting over its future, waterfront views

Everybody can agree that Morningside Park is one of the most treasured and popular oases in Miami. But everybody cannot agree on how to keep it that way.

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NJ - Toms River to pay contractor $212K to take down Surf Club wreckage

A Totowa contractor has received a $212,800 contract from Toms River to demolish the remaining structures at the site of Joey Harrison's Surf Club, as the township moves closer to acquiring the Ortley Beach property.

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CT - Old Lyme homeowners digging for answer to flooding problems

White Sand Beach residents Harry Gough and Rich Lemieux say they have to get out a shovel every time it rains to keep the flooding at bay.

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HI - Maui County accepts judge's order to obtain permit for discharging effluent

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui County said it will not appeal a judge’s decision to require a permit to operate injection wells for the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility.

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SC - Council considers cut to police to fund beach renourishment – Coastal Observer

With another round of beach renourishment expected before the end of the decade, the town of Pawleys Island is looking at cuts in its four-member police department to provide money for capital projects.

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AL - Gulf Shores considers raising bed tax an additional three percent

Gulf Shores considers raising bed tax an additional three percent. Expected $7million per year windfall will be used for roads, schools

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NC - Carteret County moves forward with effort to secure new shore protection office manager

EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County Beach Commission Chairperson Jim Normile said Tuesday the county and panel are making progress in finding a replacement for County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph, whose last day on the job was Friday.

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AL - Gulf Shores to discuss hike in lodging tax for vacation rentals

Gulf Shores, AL – (OBA) – The city council will consider raising the lodging tax on vacation rentals in the city by 3 percent taking the total condo, beach house, camping, hotels and individually houses renting short term to 16 percent. Gulf Shores’ will discuss making the city’s portion of the tax 10 percent at a council work session.

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CT - Climate change arrives in Connecticut, imperiling coastal towns like Groton

Climate change has already arrived in Connecticut, as shown this summer by scorching temperatures and punishing storms. In the coming decades, its effects will only accelerate.

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NC - Oak Island council OKs beach funding

Oak Island Town Council agreed Tuesday to changes in its contracts for ongoing beach renourishment. Council also agreed to continue negotiations with a company to replace the skateboard park destroyed by Hurricane Isaias in August 2020.

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FL - Climate Forecast Conference in Sarasota to focus on impact to Tampa Bay region

The Climate Adaptation Center will host its Florida Climate Forecast Conference Friday Nov.19. Focusing on Florida’s west coast, the CAC will forecast what our climate could look like in 2030, 2040 and 2050.

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NC - Town creates fund for UNCW's study of living shoreline | Coastal Review

“I don’t recall that at the time we used the term ‘living shoreline’ as much as we do today,” chuckled Taylor Ryan of St. James in Brunswick County. He’s project leader and founder of the community group, The Royal Order of the Honorary St. James Oysters.

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RI - Narragansett council wants survey to look for encroachment on shoreline rights of way

Narragansett is looking at having a professional surveyor determine whether private property owners are encroaching on public rights of way at several popular surfing and fishing destinations.

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FL - Controversial hotel development on Siesta Key's south end gets Sarasota County approval

A controversial hotel development on the south end of Siesta Key received approval from Sarasota County commissioners on Tuesday, paving the way for the barrier island's second major hotel project.

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FL - $8.2 million beach renourishment projects begins in Collier County

NAPLES, Fla.– An $8.2 million beach renourishment project began this week on Naples Beach.

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SC - North Myrtle Beach OKs First Reading Of 2 Flooding-Related Ordinances

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) -- Two flooding-related ordinances were approved on first reading Monday night by North Myrtle Beach City Council.

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VA - Virginia Beach confronts inescapable costs of rising seas

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Voters in the sprawling coastal city of Virginia Beach will decide whether to approve one of the larger municipal bonds in the U.S. that would be used to protect against rising seas and intensifying hurricanes.

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NYC - The battle over a vast New York park: is this climate resilience or capitalism?

The city’s plan to rebuild Manhattan’s East River Park on higher ground has incited a dispute over ‘green gentrification’

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SC - One-dimensional economy has Myrtle Beach young people asking: Do we have a future here?

The Grand Strand’s most pressing problems aren’t years or decades away: They’re here right now. Do businesses and politicians have the will to fix them?

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FL - Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis

MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — When you think of The Sunshine State, beaches and palm trees come to mind. But what if those palm trees were slowly replaced with other trees? That could happen over time because of climate change, and communities in South Florida are trying to save the world from the climate crisis, one tree at a time.

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FL - Panama City Beach Florida stormwater outfall safe for wetlands

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Despite rumors circulating throughout the community, local officials say the future offshore stormwater outfall was not approved to drain wetlands across the city for the St. Joe Company to develop.

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NC - EDITORIAL: 'Rudi' Rudolph nourished success (with Bonus Podcast)

Carteret County’s economy is directly tied to its geography and particularly its beaches, so it was disappointing to learn Monday that Gregory ‘Rudi’ Rudolph, the county’s Shore Protection Officer announced his resignation.

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NC - As climate change looms, NC coastal town hopes for state help to stabilize its waterfront

Southport looks to the state legislature for financial support as storms and boat wakes continue to batter its eroded shoreline

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FL - Volusia County Council to take another look at selling naming rights to beach approaches

The Volusia County Council will return to the question of whether to sell naming rights to beach access points during its Tuesday meeting in DeLand.