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FL - State officials look to learn lessons from Ian, as deadly hurricane season draws to an end wfit

With the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season ending next week, state officials are looking at potential changes after Florida got hit by its deadliest storm in nearly nine decades.

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CA - Coastal Commission OKs Second New Desalination Plant of 2022 for Monterey Bay

The California Coastal Commission has approved another desalination plant, despite citing its high costs, risks to Monterey Bay’s environment and “the most significant environmental justice issues” the commission has faced in recent years.

Southeast
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FL - Coastal homeowners pushing for seawalls face lengthy process

As businesses and homeowners along the coast work to clean up the damage from Hurricanes Ian and Nicole, many who didn’t have protection from seawalls are now hoping to build them.

Gulf of Mexico
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AL - Alabama gets final environmental payment tied to Deepwater Horizon tragedy

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced its final funding obligations from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) for projects in the state of Alabama, bringing its total awards from the fund to more than $356 million. The announcement caps 10 years of restoration funding undertaken by NFWF to support projects in Alabama following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

Northeast
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NJ - Our view: N. Wildwood doubles down in dune fight with DEP

For three years, Mayor Patrick Rosenello has led the city of North Wildwood in a slow motion boxing match against the state Department of Environmental Protection over how best to manage the beach.

Southeast
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FL - Storm surge concerns after Miami-Dade wetlands boundary change

A vote by Miami-Dade County commissioners last week to move the decades-old boundary that protects wetlands and farms will allow development in an area previously off-limits because of its vulnerability to flooding.

West Coast
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CA - Strict regulations on the California Coast spawn local sustainabillity

While the fishing waters get murky overseas, the management of the local fishing industry supports the livelihoods of fishermen while protecting the environment.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Corpus Christi sold its water to Exxon, gambling on desalination. So far, it is losing the bet.

Concerns over ecological damage to Corpus Christi Bay have delayed plans to convert sea water to drinking water for years in this booming Gulf Coast city.‍

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Rising Sea Levels: State provides coastal communities new planning resources

Climate change is causing sea levels around the world to rise, which is impacting Oregon’s coastlines and coastal communities, according to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (ODLC).

Northeast
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MA - Practicality, legality, safety cited as Marshfield voters nix walking trail in Brant Rock

MARSHFIELD – A proposed $126,000 walking trail in Brant Rock that would have skirted the dredge spoils area to east of Harbor Park has been rejected by Marshfield voters.

Northeast
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NJ - North Wildwood defies a state order on repairing beaches battered by Hurricane Ian and nor’easter

The resort town regraded dunes last week and plans to start building a bulkhead, bringing to a head an issue dating to Superstorm Sandy 10 years ago.

Southeast
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FL - What Is Coastal Resilience and Why Is It Crucial for Sarasota?

Hurricane Ian decimated parts of the Gulf Coast. Now, local leaders are sharing insights into how we can rebuild in a sustainable way.

Southeast
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FL - Dozens still missing a week after Hurricane Ian decimated Lee County barrier islands

A week after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, dozens of families are still waiting to hear if their loved ones are alive.

Southeast
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FL - A tiny Florida beach town is rebuilding after a hurricane. Is it becoming a preserve of the rich?

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — The new homes, painted in tropical shades of turquoise, turmeric and papaya, loom above the sugar white sand, perched on concrete and rebar columns that are at least 8 feet tall.

Northeast
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NJ - Erosion woes sets stage for fight between North Wildwood and DEP

NORTH WILDWOOD — Compared to the west coast of Florida, Jersey shore communities had it easy when what was left of Hurricane Ian passed by, bringing flooded roads and derailing weekend plans.

West Coast
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CA - Marin weighs zoning changes over sea-level threat

Some property owners along the bay shoreline in unincorporated Marin would face new regulations for building on their land under a proposal reviewed by county supervisors and planning commissioners.

Northeast
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NY - ‘Moving Too Slow’: City Lags on Federal Sandy Funds as Coastline Still Vulnerable, Lander Says

Nearing the 10th anniversary of deadly Superstorm Sandy, the city comptroller examines how much federal money various agencies have spent on rebuilding and resilience.

Arctic & Antarctica
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GRL - Climate change: Greenland's culture shifts as Arctic heats up

Icebergs bigger than city blocks loom through the mist as Kaleeraq Mathaeussen reels in halibut from the frigid waters one by one.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - County sets tourist tax record for 18th consecutive month

Tourists continued to shell out for Manatee County rentals in August.The county gleaned a record-setting $1,547,956 from its monthly “bed tax,” a 5% levy on overnight rentals of six months or less.

Northeast
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NJ - Council OKs state aid pact for beach replenishment At a reduced cost

BRICK TOWNSHIP — The township council has authorized an agreement to develop a cost-sharing arrangement between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the township for a project to replenish local beaches.