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When it comes to the Manasota Key beach renourishment project, Sarasota County commissioners have some thorny decisions to make Tuesday regarding their portion of the project.
At a time when Del Mar, Pacifica and other coastal cities are fighting to defend their homes and roads from the rising sea, Marina, Calif., residents are learning how to adjust with the ocean as the water moves inland.
Charleston City Council members this week are poised to vote on two regulations that would address sea level rise and development.
Research on the Big Island’s coastal erosion, led by a University of Hawaii at Hilo graduate student, is being used to shape county planning policies.
The University Press of Mississippi, publisher of the Third Coast Book Series, brings to the American shoreline and the people who live, work, recreate, and make a living there -- an entirely new perspective on the issues all coastal communities face. And, listen to the American Sdhlreloine Podcast with the publisher and four of the book authors. It's a great show (See the link at the bottom of the story).
A row has erupted over the plans to increase the parking charge on two popular Merseyside beaches.
Using the latest data available, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission predicts devastating impacts of rising seas to the Bay Area - on housing, transportation, economy and jobs.
Boston: Who Should Pay For The Big Solutions?
In 30 years, beach replenishment has become routine. Once big news, the sight of an offshore dredge pumping sand from Corson’s Inlet onto beaches in Strathmere and Ocean City this winter hardly raised an eyebrow among locals, much less drawing crowds to watch the progress, as an Ocean City beach project did in the 1990s.
The $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project got off to a fast start this week, as sand was piped to and spread from the Circle development district to the 300 block of Ocean Ridge Road as of Friday morning.
An Oregon land use policy creates a large economic value for some private homeowners who are allowed to protect their shoreline against erosion, according to a new Oregon State University study.
Experts say the big one is coming to the Pacific Northwest: a massive earthquake that will cause buildings and bridges to collapse and unleash a tsunami that will devastate the coast.
Over seven years after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York City’s coastal neighborhoods, outer borough coastal communities are still struggling to recover.
For those of you who aren’t aware, permitting for construction of new developments or renovation of existing structures is a huge problem on Hawaii Island. It has been recognized by the business community as a major barrier to economic development and working toward improvement of the permitting process is one of the three top priority areas for the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce. For those of you who are aware and have been following this issue, you’ve now got something new to think about.
Work could soon begin on a long-debated beach access point on Perdido Key after Escambia County Commissioners voiced support Thursday for the idea moving forward, despite a pending challenge in court and warnings of more lawsuits.
The Surfing Madonna artist is threatening to relocate the iconic mosaic.
When Jeff Moneda first started working for Foster City, where trails wind along the town’s scenic lagoons and the nicest homes perch along its picturesque canals, he received an email from federal emergency officials that jolted him into action.
When Charleston County updated its comprehensive plan two years ago, many residents were rightly alarmed that the detailed document inexplicably contained few mentions of flooding and no specific recommendations for protecting the county from rising seas and stronger storms. It was a glaring oversight given the damage the area already had suffered from flooding and the worsening threats from this existential danger.
Various agencies describe what carrying-capacity study determined and next steps.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance with repairing damage to Lake Michigan shoreline estimated at more than $25 million.
Alaska is the right place for a world-class marine center.
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday signed off on a bill that will create the Florida Office of Resiliency and a nine-member task force to develop strategies to address rising sea levels fostered by climate change.
Images of green ooze flowing onto a Metro Detroit highway and homes sliding down the eroding shores of Lake Michigan speak to Michigan’s environmental pressures.
Something’s happening in Jackson that’s new for South Mississippi — the Coast has people in high places in state government.
Local governments now have a tool they can use to identify vulnerabilities to coastal flooding, like what’s been plaguing the shoreline of Lake Ontario. It’s called New York’s Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Index, and it was put together by New York Sea Grant.
Within the boundaries of Orleans Parish, the shores of Lake Pontchartrain were once dotted with small coastal communities: West End, Spanish Fort, Milneburg, Seabrook, Citrus, Little Woods and South Point, as well as the train-stop hamlets of Lee, Micheaud (Michoud), Chef Menteur and the Rigolets in eastern New Orleans.
The Sunday, Jan. 26 story “Dredging for Dollars” by Brad Rich appearing in the Carteret County News-Times provides proof that both the state and Carteret County have gotten an excellent ROI, return on investment, from the county’s beach commission.
Southeastern Wisconsin isn’t the only region along the Great Lakes caught off-guard by high water levels and a shrinking shoreline.
The Cape Cod Commission will hold a climate resilience series event Tuesday evening in Wellfleet.
If you ask someone to name something about New Jersey, they'll probably think of the shore. With 130 miles of coastline, New Jersey is already feeling some of the effects of climate change and its politicians are taking action. Today, New Jersey announced builders will have to account for climate change to receive government approval for projects. This is a historic regulation and it's only a small part of the state's larger plan.
The first meeting of resiliency committee comes with stark predictions about sea-level rise and Jacksonville's vulnerabilities
From Florida to West Virginia, cities and states are behind in meeting the challenge of climate change head on.
Peering past the flowers, hearts and Valentine’s Day gifts on display at downtown Swansboro’s Through The Looking Glass, a visitor can still see signs of the flood from 2018’s Hurricane Florence.
After months of controversy surrounding the Fort Myers Beach Margaritaville project, the resort's legal woes continue.
Before a municipal court case on the clear cutting of dune vegetation at the site of new construction on 17th Street is heard, a plan to restore the area is required by the borough’s code enforcement officer.
Residents are upset and alarmed over new high-occupancy construction built, operated and marketed for short-term tourist rentals in residential neighborhoods.
As Southern Shores continues to grapple with whether to move forward with a town-wide beach nourishment effort in 2022, Town Council has agreed to begin investigating how it might fund such a project — which could carry a price tag of between $14 to $16 million.
Coming weeks bring opportunities for the public to weigh in on watershed management on the west side of Mobile Bay, and to attend a Sustainability Summit on economic and environmental issues in coastal Alabama.
The homeowners have until Friday to apply for permits to move the rocks and remove the post and rope fence.
American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) has published a white paper explaining ways communities can fund coastal management projects, entitled “Local Funding for Coastal Projects: An Overview of Practices, Policies, and Considerations.”
A pair of property owners on the south end of the island want to build it behind their homes at 8150 and 8170 Estero Boulevard. But wildlife advocates say it would harm protected birds.
Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has announced the closing and temporary closing of Highway 4 and Boca Chica beach for SpaceX testing activities.
This past week, the New York Times reported on a set of studies now underway by the U.S. Corps of Engineers of projects designed to protect this region from floodwaters. One proposal is for a six-mile-long sea wall that would cost around $120 billion and take over two decades to build. A recent piece by Anne Barnard in the New York Times discussed the controversy about the flood control options being studied by the Corps and discussed the mixed record of massive flood control infrastructure projects throughout the world.
If the City of Port Townsend changes course on plans for a new sewer drain at North Beach, it may be due, in part, to concerns about eelgrass, an aquatic plant beachcombers take for granted but scientists worry about.
Gerritsen Beach residents are calling on city planning honchos to revisit a neighborhood-wide plan to refurbish the area’s Sandy-damaged infrastructure, complaining that the scheme would narrow streets and ax dozens of parking spaces.
According to the Mangrove Act, for every illegally altered mangrove tree, Volusia County can impose up to $250 in fines.
Florida’s water needs this decade will grow by 20 percent and remediation of drinking water infrastructure will cost $18 billion, making water resources a top legislative priority for the Florida League of Cities, an advocacy organization representing more than 400 cities and towns.
The Town has a goal to dredge canals within the community to keep them navigable and to maintain property values.
Resources Radio: This week, host Daniel Raimi talks with Megan Mullin, an associate professor of environmental politics at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. Mullin talks about her research, which analyzes how communities pay to rehabilitate beaches affected by erosion and how differential tax rates can affect levels of support for these beach nourishment projects.
Six towns have a new ally as they work to address rising sea levels and plan for the resiliency and sustainability of the coastline they call home.
Space Coast voters agreed to tax themselves to clean up the Indian River Lagoon.
EThekwini Municipality has assured dog owners that once the festive season is over, dogs will be allowed onto Vetch’s beach again.
The project's consultant writes the homeowners wanted to create a more natural shape to the dune to stabilize the sand.