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'We get to get our island back:' Residents rejoice over Pawleys Island beach renourishment

For years, Pawleys Island residents have watched their coastline recede after hurricanes and high tides.

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Maine: Program would reward developers who plan for sea-level rise

Portland city planners are proposing new zoning rules that would encourage developers to consider sea-level rise when building in flood-prone areas.

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Charleston’s barrier islands brace for ‘big test’ of Dorian’s afternoon high tide

For Charleston’s barrier islands, Thursday morning brought a cautious sense of relief as impacts from Hurricane Dorian overnight were not as severe as expected.

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Dog days are doomed as enforcement ramps up at ‘unofficial dog beach’ at mouth of the Santa Ana River

There’s a small canine haven wedged between Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, a swath of sand where pups frolic free, splashing around where the salty sea blends with fresh water flowing from the Santa Ana River.

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Houston kids still traumatized by Hurricane Harvey

“Harvey was the thing that changed everything,” said Clements. “Without any warning or preparation all my daughter knew was gone — her home, her toys, her bunny rabbit. It was too much.”

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Rising sea threatens South Florida’s drinking water and region’s economy | Opinion

You grab the last box, freshly packed with life’s memories. As you drive toward the highway, you pass the ruins of what used to be the city you made a home.

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Local Look: Proposed house dismays neighbor, a Palm Beach official waging a legal fight against it

Palm Beach homes: Intended as a guesthouse, a house designed for a North End lot shouldn’t be classified as a standalone single-family project, says Julie Araskog.

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FLORIDA: Facing legal hurdle, Palm Beach will repeal ban on plastic bags, polystyrene containers

Facing a major legal setback, the town votes to end its ban on single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers months before the prohibition was to take effect.

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Should NJ Township Acquire the Lots Next to the Barnegat Bay Beach?

When Superstorm Sandy hit the shores near the Barnegat Bay Beach, it destroyed several homes. As a result, some properties like the one located at 361-363 Bay Shore Drive, remain free of any existing structures.

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Report shows Florida farms are doing more to avoid Everglades damage

The annual report by the South Florida Water Management District found that farmers in western Palm Beach County have cut the amount of harmful nutrients leaking into the Everglades by twice that’s required by law.

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South Texas: Additional $2M grant for Raymondville Drain

The Texas Water Development Board awarded an additional $2 million for the construction of the Raymondville Drain, a regional flood control project more than 32 years in the making.

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North Carolina: WHY FLORENCE IS STILL WITH US AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE NEXT STORM

Duke conference on climate change and hurricane resilience exposes continuing challenges for state

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Harvesting the sea: Seaweed is coming to a dinner table near you

Sea lettuce lives to be thrashed by salt water. Paper thin, opaque, and a little rubbery, it spends life on the rocks that live in the intertidal zone, constantly battered by the foam that crashes onto the shore—unless, of course, the tide’s out. A soft earthy green enveloped in the curlicues of itself, the algae also known as seaweed cuddles up next to likeminded cousins such as rockweed, a thicker, darker brown algae that kind of looks like a fanned out, soft coral.

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Plans to restore Ormond Beach include realigning lagoon, installing trail system

When Shirley Godwin and her husband Larry moved to south Oxnard in the 1960s, Ormond Beach beckoned.

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Virginia Shore looks to rails-to-trails as railroad seeks to abandon tracks

The company that manages the railroad on Virginia's Eastern Shore notified government officials earlier this month that it will petition to abandon the line from Hallwood south to Cape Charles.

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New Jersey: This former Shore town disappeared from the map, and no one really misses it

There isn’t much left of the former Borough of Island Beach half a century after its official dissolution in 1965 as an Ocean County municipality incorporated just 32 years earlier.

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NYT: ‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas

Colonial-era homes line the streets of The Point in Newport, R.I. Climate change is forcing experts to reimagine the future of historic preservation here.

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Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact - Putting politics aside to save our shores

The NBC2 Investigators found out exclusively that Southwest Florida leaders are putting aside political differences to work together on environmental issues.

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Florida: Opening of controversial Perdido Key beach parking lot delayed for environmental changes

The planned opening of a much-debated beachfront parking lot on Perdido Key has been pushed back because of concerns about its impact on environmentally sensitive coastal dunes.

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Editorial: Counties cement regional approach to renourishment

OUR POSITION: A major, bi-county beach restoration effort officially goes forward.

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The LA Times made a simple game to help readers understand a complicated issue

How do you tell a story that people know, or maybe just think they know?

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Myrtle Beach: City, private beachfront campground owners may have a new five-year lease agreement

There may be a deal in sight for the campground owners and Myrtle Beach, but the details have yet to be reviewed and approved by the city council.

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Rep. Blume: Maine can adapt to climate change

YORK, Maine — Every summer as a child, Lydia Blume would come to the Down East coast with her family – Islesford, Blue Hill, similar small coastal towns. More than 30 years ago, her parents moved to Hancock, and she still regularly spends time there. For as long as she can remember, she has been steeped in the life of the Maine coastline.

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The Story of Humarock, Massachusetts -- Beach Homeowners Say 'No' to Beach Project

There's a $9.6 million plan to protect Humarock from increasingly damaging storms fed by sea level rise, but some residents just don't like the terms. (Originally published December 16, 2017, a collaboration of The Weather Channel and InsideClimate News. The community continues to reject the proposed project today).

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From Scotland: Beach access 'vital' to flood defense scheme says locals

EASY access to Millport Beach for pedestrians will be protected by experts drawing up plans for state-of-the-art flood defences for the island.