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VIDEO: Flood-Protection Plans Worth $298M Go to Hoboken, N.J., Meadowlands Towns

Construction Equipment Guide: Longtime northern New Jersey residents will likely never forget Superstorm Sandy’s brutal impact in the fall of 2012. Now, new projects in the Meadowlands and Hoboken areas aim to reduce the chances of any future storms causing so much flooding in the region. North Jersey’s flood protection plans took a key step […]

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Several areas in NJ designated by FEMA as ‘disaster resilience zones’

NJ Spotlight News: Several flood-prone areas in New Jersey have been earmarked by federal officials to receive additional support to protect communities against climate change.   The Federal Emergency Management Agency designated 483 census tracts nationwide as Community Disaster Resilience Zones earlier this month.   FEMA listed eight zones in New Jersey, including parts of Bergen, Hudson,

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NJ Invests $298M in Flood-Resilience for Northern Regions

Morristown Minute: State Officials Announce Two Key Projects to Safeguard Hudson River and Meadowlands Communities Against Climate Change-Induced Flooding. In alignment with Climate Week, New Jersey’s Commissioner of Environmental Protection, Shawn M. LaTourette, revealed a nearly $298 million investment in pioneering flood-resilience projects for areas in and around the Hudson River and the Meadowlands, thanks

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Remember Sandy? This Meadowlands project aims to reduce such flooding

NorthJersey. com: North Jersey’s flood protection plans took a key step forward this week as the state announced new contracts totaling nearly $298 million to support two major flood-resilience projects, one in the Meadowlands and another in Hoboken as well as parts of Jersey City and Weehawken. The Meadowlands communities that will benefit include Little

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Climate Week NYC: Large cities are at the forefront of climate change, experts say

ABC: America’s largest cities are at the forefront of climate change. About 80% of the U.S. population live in urban settings, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Some of the country’s most densely populated cities, like New York City, are already at the frontlines of global warming, according to experts. “This particular section of the population

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SCAPE’s Living Breakwaters Wins 2023 Obel Award

Architectural Record: Living Breakwaters, a 2,400-linear-foot coastal resiliency project conceived to minimize future flooding and erosion risk along the Superstorm Sandy–ravaged south shore of Staten Island while enhancing the marine ecosystem of the Lower New York Bay, has been recognized with the 2023 Obel Award. Now in its fifth cycle, the annual international architecture prize—a flagship program of the Copenhagen-based

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Record Number of Billion-Dollar Disasters Shows the Limits of America’s Defenses

NY Times :The United States has suffered 23 billion-dollar disasters so far in 2023, a record for this point in the year that highlights the country’s struggle to adapt to the effects of climate change. The list, compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, includes the fire in Maui that killed at least 115 people, the deadliest

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U.S. record for billion-dollar disasters shattered in 2023, with months still left to go

SI Advance: The United States has suffered 23 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters this year, the largest number since records began being kept nearly 45 years ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday. Eighteen severe weather events, two flooding instances, the impacts of Hurricane Idalia, Hawaii’s wildfire and a powerful winter

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