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La - St. Bernard Parish council votes against Barataria diversion project

Fishermen argue the plan to replenish land could cost them their catch

Northeast
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NY - Under state budget, Peconic Estuary Program to receive twice the funding

An organization focused on protecting the waterways and wetlands surrounding Peconic Bay is set to get a major boost in funding under the state budget.

West Coast
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CA - Bolsa Chica Conservancy Urges Approval of Restoration Plan as Proposed Mitigation for Desalination Project

Updated Plan Calls for Improved Water Flow and Expansion of Restoration Acreage from 21 to 84 acres in Muted Tidal Basins, in Addition to Dredging of the Inlet

Southeast
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FL - County OK's $8.7 Million State Dune Renourishment Project in Flagler Beach

The project fills a gap left by other existing and planned beach projects along the Flagler Beach and Flagler County coast.

Southeast
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FL - Miami-Dade cities awarded $33 million in hurricane grants to fund seawalls, upgrade pipes

This year, in addition to the army of flood pumps coastal cities deploy to keep streets dry, the city of Miami is hoping that its residents will monitor the floods and report what they see.

Southeast
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FL - City of Sarasota wins appeal of Lido Beach renourishment lawsuit

SARASOTA – With work nearly complete on efforts to renourish Lido Key’s shoreline, the Second District Court of Appeals has shot down an appeal attempting to challenge the joint project between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Sarasota.

Northeast
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MA - State Agency Questions Town Neck Rescue Plan

A letter from a state environmental agency questioning a plan to save Sandwich’s Town Neck Beach could drastically affect a sand replenishment effort that has taken years to engineer.

Southeast
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SC - Editorial: Charleston’s ‘conservation’ zoning should become model for flood-prone cities

Developers who want to avoid building on the lowest part of their property — and make other site adjustments to preserve open space, trees, views, even historical sites — have new flexibility in the city of Charleston.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - Tempers flare as community discusses coastal restoration project

BELLE CHASSE, La. – Hundreds of Plaquemines Parish residents don’t like the state’s plan to rebuild Louisiana’s coast and they’re worried about what they say the plan will destroy.

Southeast
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FL - Southwest Florida Compact Moves Forward

On Tuesday April 13, the Collier County Board of Commissioners voted to join the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact, joining 13 other municipalities in Southwest Florida to increase climate resiliency.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Commissioners Court considers appealing Port of Victoria's flood designation

The Commissioners Court will consider authorizing an appeal of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed flood boundary for the Port of Victoria at its Monday meeting.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Last remnant of old Bonner Bridge to become a free Outer Banks fishing pier

The last remnants of an Outer Banks bridge over Oregon Inlet will soon be a fishing pier with no entry charge.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Oak Island residents speak out against beach nourishment fee proposal

Oak Island residents could soon have to pay a monthly fee to fund a $40 million beach nourishment project, and residents are speaking out against the current proposal.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - How Honolulu's Resilience Office is fighting climate change

In January, Matthew Gonser was named chief resilience officer and executive director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency in Honolulu, Hawaii. His role involves leading the city's sustainability efforts under a new mayor and administration that took over in 2021.

International
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Costa Rica - Video Shows Rare Interaction Between Jaguars and Endangered Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica — Rare footage released today showcases the relationship between two of Costa Rica’s at-risk species: endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles and near-threatened jaguars.

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - Life in a remote Alaskan community on the front line of climate change

A first-hand look at daily life in Whittier, Alaska, coping with a pandemic and climate change, and confronting daunting prospects of a Prince Williams Sound tsunami.

Northeast
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RI - URI, Providence Resilience Partnership mobilizing city to protect infrastructure from climate change threats

The University of Rhode Island and the newly-formed Providence Resilience Partnership are mobilizing business and civic leaders in the city of Providence to advocate for urgent action on infrastructure improvements in response to the growing threats from climate change.

Northeast
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CT - Bill to ban restrictive beach policies dies without a hearing or a vote

A bill that would have banned municipalities from imposing exorbitant fees that restrict many out-of-towners from using public beaches will die without a vote or a public hearing this year.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - LUBA agrees, no grading of dunes for views

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals affirmed the city of Cannon Beach’s decision not to allow grading of sand dunes for views.

Northeast
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NJ - ‘Bottom-up’ plan underway to catalogue N.J.’s vulnerable coastal communities

As the Murphy administration works toward its goal of better preparing the state for the impacts of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, the Department of Environmental Protection is increasingly focusing on the roughly 1,800 miles of tidal marshes, estuaries and back bays of New Jersey’s coastal zone.

Southeast
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FL - Local Efforts To Fight Climate Change Could Be Stymied By State Lawmakers

If some state lawmakers have their way, local governments like Jacksonville could lose their ability to address climate change and its impacts independent of the Florida Legislature.

Caribbean
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USVI - Opinion: The St. John Coastal Zone – Who is in charge?

The St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee is composed of members who all live on St. John and are tasked with the responsibility of making decisions regarding major uses of St. John’s coastal resources.

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