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NC - Land Trust Completes Fifth Croatan Purchase

While teleworking in compliance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order in response to COVID-19, the Coastal Land Trust completed the purchase of more than 568 acres adjoining Croatan National Forest in Craven County.

Southeast
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NC - Federal Judge Throws Out Takings Challenge to NC Coastal Programs setback

Homeowners denied the ability to rebuild a home within the state's oceanfront setback area filed a takings case in federal court. Federal District judge ruled that the taking case was not ripe for federal courts - plaintiffs need to go through state court first.

Great Lakes
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NY - As the Great Lakes surge to record heights, coastal areas face a time of reckoning

MASSENA, NY — The spillway gates are open at the Long Sault Dam on the mighty St. Lawrence River. Below, mist throws a tiny rainbow in the sunlight as the relentless force of water escaping five inland seas billows into a static roar.

Northeast
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NJ - Our view: Coastal scientists in Tuckerton show how to retreat from rising seas

Sea levels are rising as the world warms and coastal land in New Jersey sinks, increasing flooding and risk in coastal communities. Buildings and roads are being raised, ways to restrain back-bay waters are being studied, and programs are encouraging a very small number of retreats from places most at risk.

Coastwide
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NIST Releases Online Economic Tool To Help Communities Plan For Disaster

WASHINGTON, March 26 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the following news:

Great Lakes
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MI - As the Great Lakes surge to record heights, coastal areas face a time of reckoning

MASSENA, NY — The spillway gates are open at the Long Sault Dam on the mighty St. Lawrence River. Below, mist throws a tiny rainbow in the sunlight as the relentless force of water escaping five inland seas billows into a static roar.

Southeast
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FL - Climate gentrification threatens Miami's last affordable housing

A new documentary and accompanying story from CBSN entitled, "Rising Tide: Priced Out in Miami," detailing how the threat of climate change and sea level rise is causing more wealthy, seaside residents to move inland threatening Miamis affordable housing stock.

Northeast
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NY - Fire Island Homeowners Urged Not To Seek Beach House Isolation Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Officials on Fire Island are urging seasonal homeowners not to come to their beach homes to get away from more densely populated areas amid widespread calls for the public to practice social distancing.

International
Property

Under water? Banks play home loan lottery as insurers bail out

Only a year after losing their homes to floods in parts of Australia's north eastern coast of Queensland, people are moving into new houses built on or near the same plots. But while banks have been only too willing to offer them long-term loans at rates in line with the national average, insurance companies, who suffered insured losses of A$1.24 billion ($820 million) as a result of the Townsville floods, are more cautious.

Northeast
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MA - Mapping the shore in Charlestown

An engineering survey is the first step as Charlestown mulls what to do with town-owned beach property. The results could reignite the always fierce debate about the right to public access to the shore vs. the rights of property owners.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Hawaiian family claims ownership of Kohala shoreline parcel

A Native Hawaiian family claiming ownership of a Kohala shoreline parcel sparked a heated outburst from a sovereignty activist that temporarily shut down a Planning Committee hearing last week, but ended with the parcel moving forward to a rezoning.

International
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Are We Thinking About Climate Migration All Wrong?

Apocalyptic predictions may grab our attention, but they can also stoke xenophobia and miss the full picture of what’s happening on the ground

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Paradise lost? Developer sizes up S.C. island for ecotourism

WHY WE WROTE THIS: Ecotourism is good in theory, but in practice it often runs into differing views of how man and nature should coexist. South Carolina’s at-risk barrier islands add a cultural wrinkle: a unique African American community that calls this coastline home.

International
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UK - Climate change vigil over New Forest cliffs erosion

THE dramatic impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain on the local environment has prompted green groups to hold a coastal vigil this weekend to raise awareness of climate change.

Northeast
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RI - Tool projects flood-damage risks to coastal homes

The state Coastal Resources Management Council and the University of Rhode Island have released a smartphone app that allows property owners to estimate the amount of flood damage to their homes and businesses caused by a major storm.

Coastwide
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New flood damage framework helps planners prepare for sea-level rise

Scientists agree that sea levels will continue to rise this century, but projections beyond 2050 are much more uncertain regarding exactly how much higher ocean levels will be by 2100. While actions to protect against 2050 sea-level rise have a secure scientific basis, this range in late-century estimates makes it difficult for coastal communities to plan their long-term adaptation strategies.

Southeast
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FL’s first climate-change bill goes to the governor; no more tax dollars for projects threatened by sea-level rise

The Legislature adopted Florida’s first tangible climate-change legislation Wednesday, marking an historic shift following a decade of denial that climate change is real.

Southeast
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FL - Senate advances bill to create sea level rise projections

SB 7016 would create a sea level task force and an office under the Governor.

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Climate change may hurt Hilton Head’s ability to borrow money for projects, report says

The changing climate won’t only erode Hilton Head Island’s beaches and flood its neighborhoods. Bond rating agencies say climate change also may hurt the local government’s ability to borrow money.

Coastwide
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USA - Valuing Climate Risk in the Real Estate Sector

Insurance remains the primary tool for managing climate-related risk. But for how long?

Great Lakes
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Canada/Great Lakes - Huge flooding woes on horizon for several areas in Windsor-Essex, ERCA says

Despite being just over one week into March and it still being winter, already there are major flooding headaches in several areas across the Windsor-Essex County region.

International
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Vietnam - Master plan on sustainable development of sea-based economy

The Government has issued a resolution promulgating a master plan and a five-year plan on the implementation of the Party Central Committee’s resolution on the sustainable development of the Vietnamese sea-based economy until 2030 with a vision to 2045.

International
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UK - Boris Johnson makes first visit to flood-hit community as cash for defences announced

Funding for flood defences is expected to be doubled to £5.2bn in the forthcoming Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said, as the Prime Minister paid his first visit to a flood-hit area since the recent storms.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - 30A residents try to hold onto ‘last frontier’ in proposed South Walton development

If there is support for the Draper Lake development, it didn’t show up in Freeport on Wednesday to stand with David Smith, the representative from Innerlight Engineering Corporation charged with defending the planned development before a room full of detractors.

International
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Int'l - From ancient Syracuse to Trump’s golf course, Europe is shrinking as sea levels encroach

At the Trump Doonbeg golf course on Ireland’s west coast, the ocean has been inching closer to a private bar overlooking the 18th hole. Since the links opened in 2002, waves crashing on the edge of the greens have swallowed about a meter of beach each year.

International
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Wales - Call for council tax breaks for 'doomed' village as retreat looms ahead

Residents of a “doomed” Gwynedd village should receive council tax breaks, it has been suggested, amid claims that house prices have already fallen by a third.

Northeast
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NY - The Original Long Islanders Fight to Save Their Land From a Rising Sea

Shinnecock Indians are using nature-based solutions to calm the waves and restore the beaches that protect their lands.

Southeast
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FL - Florida Homeowners Moving More Toward Private Flood Insurance

Florida currently has nearly 83,000 private flood insurance policies. In 2015, there were fewer than 1,000 policies. They represent a small fraction of the 1.76 million government-backed residential and commercial policies.

Coastwide
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NFWF Announces Release of the National Coastal Resilience Fund 2020 Request for Proposals

The National Coastal Resilience Fund will award approximately $31 million in grant funding to enhance coastal communities' natural defenses against severe weather and flooding

Coastwide
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Americans Are Paying $34 Billion Too Much for Houses in Flood Plains

At least 3.8 million U.S. homes lie in flood plains. Together, they may be overvalued by $34 billion.

Coastwide
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Living with Water: How Coastal Developers Are Building for Rising Tides

Out of the rising tides of climate change have emerged nimble projects that embrace floodwaters and shifts in thinking about design and construction.

Coastwide
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Is climate change being priced into coastal real estate? Depends if you are buying from a believer or not

Haider-Moranis Bulletin: A drop in values is more pronounced in areas inhabited by those who believe in climate change

West Coast
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CA - Santa Cruz County’s Plan For Sea Level Rise Meets Resistance

The rate of sea level rise is accelerating. Communities along the California coast are preparing for that eventuality. In Santa Cruz County, some are pushing back against the plans.