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Coastal homeowners debate whether to rebuild or retreat

Press of Atlantic City: Hurricane Sandy proved the Jersey Shore is not invincible and the sea level is still rising, so a quiet discussion has been building over the past 18 months about depopulating the coast. Some New Jersey residents and officials are adamant: Retreating from the coast is not going to happen — this is a salty-water culture that will not succumb to fear of another storm. Others, however, are still shell-shocked and undecided about staying near the water Continue reading

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NJ group US Strong calls for federal fund to cover extreme weather events

Record: Federal funds need to be dedicated to respond to and protect communities against extreme weather events, according to a non-profit group that found that Superstorm Sandy’s costs have exceeded $70 billion. US Strong, a non-partisan group based out of New Jersey and focused on protecting communities from such weather events, is calling for the creation of an “Extreme Weather Relief and Protection Fund’ after releasing a report Monday that revealed that New Jersey, at $38 billion, accounted for more… Continue reading

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How to Build a Dune

National Geographic: A dune in the right place at the right time is a very powerful thing. Continue reading

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State officials and community leaders discuss impact of climate change on New Jersey

Newsroom Jersey: Today, community leaders, academics, and local, state and federal officials all gathered for a press conference at “Mad Dog Morgan’s” to highlight the devastating impacts of extreme weather and climate change on Brigantine, Atlantic County and throughout the state. They greeted the “I Will Act On Climate” Bus Tour as it makes it’s first New Jersey stop on a 27-state tour Continue reading

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6 months after Sandy, thousands homeless in NY, NJ

Associated Press: The 9-year-old girl who got New Jersey’s tough-guy governor to shed a tear as he comforted her after her home was destroyed is bummed because she now lives far from her best friend and has nowhere to hang her One Direction posters. A New Jersey woman whose home was overtaken by mold still cries when she drives through the area. A New York City man whose home burned can’t wait to build a new one. Continue reading

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Report: Extreme weather events more likely, more often

West Deptford Patch: On an interactive map of the United States that records the number of extreme weather events that have taken place over the last several years, New Jersey might as well be the black eye. Continue reading

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Planning Lessons from Sandy: Climate Change a Reality, Adjustments Needed

Patch: Climate change is a reality, experts say. Following Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the Jersey Shore, property owners will have to make some tough decisions about how, and if, they should rebuild Continue reading

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A Shared Determination to Rebuild and Restore the Jersey Shore

New York Times: John Schaad, 53 a longtime Jersey Shore resident, was staring out to the sea and looking shellshocked on the Boardwalk just across from what is known as the Sinatra House, where the sounds of big-band music waft into the air all summer long as an endless parade of people sashay by. “You know,” he said on Thursday, “used to be no one wanted to say they were from Jersey. Now everyone knows the Jersey Shore Continue reading

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July was New Jersey’s 2nd-hottest month ever

NorthJersey: That steamy July you just sweltered through not only served up the hottest individual day on record in New Jersey, it was also the second-warmest month ever recorded, dating to 1895. New Jersey’s average July temperature was 78.8 degrees, knocking last July into third place. Continue reading

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