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Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Reports – 042421, 020522, 030423
Posted at the Surf City Taxpayer Assn. SCTA The JCTA (Joint Council of Taxpayers Associations of LBI) has been producing reports on the Wind Farm project that has been in the news for quite some time. SCTA is member of JCTA. - If you’d like to read these...
How climate change could sink NJ’s tax base — and not just at the Shore – MICHAEL SOL WARREN, JOHN UPTON | OCTOBER 3, 2022
As flooding associated with rising seas and intensifying rainfall gets worse, a hidden danger lurks, one that threatens to crimp the ability of New Jersey’s coastal towns to fund their essential operations.
Living Shorelines – by Joe Guastella – 032622
This presentation was part of the LBI foundations Science Saturday program. It was presented in March of 2022 - This session will tell you about projects that are underway, what we are learning and how much still needs to be done.
East Coast Shellfish Growers Association – Gef Flimlin
Gef Flimlin founded the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Project which was the beginning of ReClam the Bay i 2005. This article Provides an update and explains his long involvement with hard clams
The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Issue #4 August 8, 2022
This Round-Up edition includes links related to o Questions prompted by a recent article in The Sandpaper regarding visibility of the offshore wind o The timeline for the creation and release of the final version of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the...
The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 3 July 11, 2022
This Round-Up edition includes links related to o tourism and the presence of offshore wind energy farms o the comparison of an image recently published in The Sandpaper from Save LBI, Inc and a publicly accessible simulation image o navigation lights at the base of...
The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 2 June 13, 2022
This Round-Up edition includes links and information related to o the effect of the wind turbines on right whales o the impact of the wind farm on migratory birds o aviation lighting at night on the wind turbines o fact checking, per readers' questions
The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up Number 1 May 9, 2022
This Round-Up edition includes links related to the o effect of noise on marine life o cost of electricity o impact of turbines on the Cold Pool o Rutgers study on the visibility of the wind turbines o lawsuit filed against Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...
Tiny oysters play big role in stabilizing eroding shorelines – Mordecai Island, Waretown
As sea levels rise and buildings by coasts are increasingly endangered, communities around the world are turning to the small but mighty oyster to help stabilize shorelines By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press August 28, 2022,
NJ Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture
This website is the result of a multi-agency effort to provide both new and existing shellfish growers with resources on a variety of topics related to commercial shellfish aquaculture in New Jersey all in one place. This includes, but is not limited to: leasing,...
The State of High Tide Flooding and 2022 Outlook – High Water1
High-tide flooding, often referred to as “king tides,” “nuisance,” or “sunny day” flooding, is becoming increasingly common due to years of sea level rise. High Tide Flooding (HTF) is defined as the overflow or excess accumulation of ocean water at high tide that...
NJ to Fund Water Quality Improvement Projects June 08, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch High Water, Funding
New Jersey recently took a significant step forward with the Department of Environmental Protection’s release of final “Intended Use Plans,” which include billions of dollars of requests for water-quality improvement and public-health protection projects. The...
DEP Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Stormwater Grants High Water1, Funding
As part of its efforts to improve water quality and mitigate the worsening impacts of flooding caused by climate change, the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for $10 million in grants to modernize stormwater management systems and to...
NJDOT Mum on Adequacy of New Causeway Storm Water System Questions Remain Unanswered for Nearly Three Months August 17, 2022 By Gina G. Scala – High Water1
Surf City Councilman Peter Hartney is calling out N.J. Department of Transportation officials for failing to address questions about the effectiveness of the new storm water system being built at the entrance to Long Beach Island as part of the final phase of the...
Building Rules Eyed to Comply With Flood Safety August 17, 2022 By Maria Scandale – High Water1
Barnegat Light Borough Council introduced an ordinance revising “floodplain management regulations” pursuant to state law and federal flood insurance requirements at its monthly meeting Aug. 10. Similar measures have been passed by other Long Beach Island towns.
NJDEP Commissioner Delivers Climate Change Adaptation Remarks to Senate, Assembly August 17, 2022 By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch – High Water1
N.J. Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette testified last week before a joint meeting of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee about the importance of coastal resilience. As the...
Ocean County Soil Conservation District (OCSCD or District) awarded $961,227 for NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project (Conservation Opportunities Advancing Sustainable Technologies for Aquaculture Leases
The overarching goals of the NJ COASTAL Aquaculture Project are to promote aquatic habitat on shellfish leases and enhance water quality throughout the Coastal Bays of New Jersey (with a focus on the Barnegat and Great Bay region) by increasing producer participation...
Stockton to Monitor New Mill Creek Oyster Reef
Restoration Efforts Expand with a Second Reef Christine Thompson, assistant associate professor of Marine Science, and students will track the growth and survivorship of the oysters that were planted by Dale Parsons, a fifth-generation oyster farmer of Parsons Seafood...
RCTB Phytoplankton Research 2022 – Data Graphs By Location
This research is part of the Save Barnegat Bay Student Grant Program with funding from the RCTB Lou Fellner Memorial Fund. RCTB has been growing shellfish at 10 or more locations in the Barnegat Bay Estuary since 2005. Shellfish including: clams, scallops, oysters,...
New Jersey Bureau of Stormwater Permitting
Tier A municipalities are generally located within the more densely populated regions of the state or along or near the coast. The Tier A permit addresses stormwater quality issues related to both new and existing development.
New Jersey Storm Water.org – stormwater
Welcome to NJDEP's stormwater web site for stormwater management professionals and permittees. Here you'll find links to technical information, guidance materials, forms, and applications. General guidance and resources regarding stormwater runoff are also available...
BARNEGAT LIGHT TAXPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION
The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up – Number 1 May 9, 2022, – 020522, 0201922, 022622
The Offshore Wind Farm Round-Up endeavors to periodically provide a review of recent research efforts in which the effects of offshore wind farms have been studied. This Round-Up edition includes links related to the o effect of noise on marine life o cost of...
SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Flooding 1
Evolution of mid-Atlantic coastal and back-barrier estuary environments in response to a hurricane: Implications for barrier-estuary connectivity
SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Impact of Inlet Closures on Water Volumes in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, U.S.A. – Flooding 2 – flood gates
This paper describes the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the volume of water in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, and the potential for inlet closures to reduce that volume, had they been in place at the time of the storm.
SuperStorm Sandy Impact on Water Level in Barnegat Bay, Manahawkin Bay and Little Egg Harbor Bay – Superstorm Sandy-related Morphologic and Sedimentologic Changes in an Estuarine System: Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New JerseyFlooding 3 – Filling in
In order to better understand and ultimately predict short-term morphologic and sedimentologic changes in coastal systems, a comprehensive research approach is required but is often difficult to achieve given the diversity of data required. This Paper combined these...
USGS Study Finds Bay Water Levels Unchanged After Sandy – Barnegat Bay Flooding
In an effort to assess whether Sandy-cased alterations in the topography of the bay caused changes in the water levels, researchers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) compared the relationship in the water levels in the ocean and the bay before and after...
The Climate Capitalist
Our Mission and Team. “There is no greater imperative driving investment decisions today than climate change,” says Doug McKeige, our Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “The Climate Capitalist aims to arm investors – as well as policy makers and corporate leaders – with...
International Energy Agency
The IEA is committed to shaping a secure and sustainable energy future for all Our work spans a variety of programmes and initiatives, helping ensure energy security, tracking clean energy transitions, collecting data, or providing training around the world
The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions
Minerals are essential components in many of today’s rapidly growing clean energy technologies – from wind turbines and electricity networks to electric vehicles. Demand for these minerals will grow quickly as clean energy transitions gather pace. This new World...