Despite its “mom and apple pie” reputation, there are many coastal dwellers and users who do not thing beach replenishment is so great.  In this edition – anglers.  AP story by Wayne Parry here.   We find it ...

Years of Living Dangerously sounds like a history of development at the Jersey Shore.  But in fact it is the title of a Showtime series exploring climate change as it affects human beings, not climate change as an academic discussion. 

Maybe it was not that bad, but the public, environmental, and planning professionals are feeling snubbed because the Office of Emergency Management in NJ submitted their Hazard Mitigation Plan to the feds without any input from the public. 

The Biggert-Waters Act in Congress moved the National Flood Insurance Program, NFIP, towards becoming more self-sufficient and more solvent.  In recent years the NFIP has gone $17 Billion in debt after Hurricane Katrina and more ...

Th US Senate reversed itself on the Biggert-Waters Act, which would put the National Flood Insurance Program, NFIP, on a path to solvency, but it would also increase flood insurance premiums for many Americans. The NFIP has been ...

We expect a massive amount of sand to be the federal government’s response to Hurricane Sandy in NJ.  But the problems associated with beachfill are well documented; see the Costs of Beachfill section of this article.  In some ...

This NY Times articles by Justin Gillis, is not only about sea level rise, but also about land subsidence, which is inconveniently most pronounced in the US on the Eastern Seaboard.  The subject is dealt with in the film Shored Up ...

Here is a powerful reason to Rethink the entire Coast.  Imagine whole neighborhoods and communities falling apart.  The cost of not thinking before we develop is high.  If people are flooded and they are not in a position to rebuild ...

There is a documentary about beach replenishment called Shored Up.  It was reviewed in Variety magazine recently, and in the Village Voice and the New York Times in recent months.  The biggest take away concept from the film is ...

Pro Publica did some excellent investigative reporting on the state of FEMA flood maps in the lead up to Sandy.  In the early 2000’s it seems that FEMA invested only in digitizing old flood maps instead of updating the data on ...