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FL - Beach renourishment not for everybody

Properties like Leonardo Arms and Pink Shell Resort need sand, others don't

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CA - California Coastal Commission unanimously rejects desalination project

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — A California coastal panel on Thursday rejected a long-standing proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with persistent drought that is expected to worsen in coming years with climate change.

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FL - Climate leaders push solutions and urgency at Miami conference

The inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, a four-day event that began Monday, attracted hundreds of scientists, policymakers, activists and business leaders.

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CA - Amid drought, California desalination project at crossroads

For more than two decades, California’s Orange County has debated whether to build a seaside plant to convert ocean water into drinking water in the hopes of buffering against ever-drier weather and drought

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FL - Tampa Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary helps set students up for success

Since 2007, a special opportunity within the United States Coast Guard has helped pave the way for college students to serve their country.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - SpaceX sued over Boca Chica beach closures for rocket tests

The Sierra Club and a South Texas organization of Indigenous peoples have sued the Texas General Land Office alleging repeated closures of Boca Chica Beach for SpaceX operations violate the state constitution.

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MI - Collaboration key to conservation efforts at St. Clair Flats State Wildlife Area

The St. Clair Flats area, located in the southern tip of St. Clair County, is home to a diverse bird species and is a destination for kayakers and canoers who want to view the interesting wildlife. The area is getting revitalized with the cooperation of Ducks Unlimited, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and Audubon Great Lakes.

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NY - East Hampton's shoreline is in danger due to sea level rise

Homes, businesses and transportation on Long Island’s South Fork are vulnerable to rising sea levels, according to consultants for the town of East Hampton.

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NC - North Topsail dune restoration begins, closes beach access

TOPSAIL BEACH — Crews will begin work on dune restoration in North Topsail Beach May 2. The project is expected to last all week and wrap by May 6.

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CA - Second Dune Coming to Santa Monica Beach

April 26, 2022 -- A second stretch of sand at the northern end of Santa Monica Beach will be transformed into a natural habitat after the Bay Foundation received a $300,000 grant to build another dune

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FL - Fear of new sea walls quelled following Manatee County comprehensive plan change

Citizens concerned about protecting the environment breathed a sigh of relief when Manatee County approved changes to its comprehensive plan without language to allow new sea walls for flood mitigation.

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CA - Coastal Panel Staff Advises Against Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

A proposed California desalination plant that would produce 50 million gallons of drinking water per day failed a crucial regulatory hurdle on Monday, possibly dooming a project that had been promoted as a partial solution for sustained drought.

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CA - Sea Level Rise Workshop Shares Adaptation Plan with Community

The project is currently in the midst of a 60 day public review period, where community members can ask questions and address concerns related to the plan. The review period will end on May 18.

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Caribb - In Barbuda, locals fight to protect a wetland and a centuries-old way of life

Palmetto Point, a wetland site on the island of Barbuda, comprises mangroves, seagrass beds, tidal flats and coral reefs. It is home to endangered species such as the hawksbill and leatherback turtles, as well as the Western Hemisphere’s largest colony of frigate birds. Soon, they will get a new neighbour – a luxury resort with a 150-room hotel, 450 residential units, a beach club, a marina and a golf course.

Northeast
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Letter: This Earth Day, Consider Zonings Impact On The Environment

"Protecting environmental health and expanding our housing diversity are not mutually exclusive objectives," writes Alexis Harrison.

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USA - The Next American Migration: What Climate Change Means for the Future of Cities

Across the globe, climate change is wreaking havoc on the earth’s ecological and social systems. Cities in the U.S are no exception, and over the last several years, the number of Americans directly affected by climate disasters has dramatically increased. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center estimates 1.7 million Americans were displaced by disasters in 2020, and we can only expect that number to grow in the coming years.

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USA - Cities Must Address The Threat Of Climate Change

I’m an economist studying cities and states and their importance in the economy, focusing on their policies, finances and budgets.

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WA - Letter: County must plan now for sea-level rise

Skagit County faces impacts from sea level rise over the coming decades with risks to life, homes, infrastructure, agriculture and shoreline ecosystems. Yet the recent draft of the county’s Shoreline Master Program ignores sea level rise. The SMP is the policies and plan under which the county manages its shorelines. Now is the time to begin planning for the impacts of the rising sea in Skagit County.

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CA - 'Blue City' Non-Profit Certification Given To Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, CA— The non-profit organization Project O is proud to certify the City of Santa Cruz as a "Blue City" through the Blue City Network (BCN), a certification process using a data-driven approach to assessing communities' efforts towards protecting our world's oceans.

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LA - Bill would shield nursing home hurricane plans from public view

The proposal from Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration to tighten up rules for nursing home hurricane evacuations would prohibit state records about how well those plans are executed from being released publicly.

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CA - Off-roaders' swan song | Letters | San Luis Obispo

On March 21, 2022, the SLO County Superior Court denied our motion requesting to intervene as defendants in the suit brought forth by Friends of the Oceano Dunes and EcoLogic against the California Coastal Commission challenging its 2021 decision to ban most vehicle use in the ODSVRA (Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area).

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RI - Proposed RIPTA bus route in Newport to provide 'equal access to beaches' and beyond

After a successful test run, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority plans to launch a new bus route to connect neighborhoods in the North End of the city to Easton’s Beach.

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FL - Commissioners vote to expand public access hours at Wakulla County beaches

After a lively debate, Wakulla County Commissioners voted to expand public access hours at all county beaches.

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MA - The City’s Resiliency Efforts in Charlestown Gets Noticed

Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize announced that Boston has been honored as a Special Mention for the 2020 World City Prize.