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(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.

08/06/2014

(A solar-powered seismic monitor adjacent to the boardwalk near Dorset Avenue, in Ventnor, NJ.  Photo by Steve Butler)

Are Those Earthquake Monitors at the Jersey Shore? Sort of.

A seismic monitor sitting on the beach in Ventnor, NJ over the weekend turned a few heads.

05/13/2014

(credit: The office of Frank LoBiondo)

NJ Congressman Says Hurricane Sandy Relief Is Coming Far Too Slowly

Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) says it is a relief to have the first portion of the aid for Hurricane Sandy victims pass.

01/04/2013

88th Street Pavilion Stone Harbor

Feds Agree To Repair Sandy Damage in Stone Harbor and Avalon, NJ

A beach replenishment project in two South Jersey shore towns is being expanded, to deal with damage from not one but two storms.

12/21/2012

(An ice cream store in Sea Isle City, NJ was boarded up in advance of Hurricane Irene.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Repair of 2011 Beach Damage To Begin in South Jersey Shore Towns

This $4½-million project is targeted for the beaches of Stone Harbor and Avalon.

12/19/2012

(Hurricane Sandy displaced tons of sand, including in Sea Isle City, NJ.  Photo by David Madden)

Officials Say Beach Replenishment Projects Helped Protect Towns From Sandy

Federal, state, and local governments have spent some $700 million over the last 25 years, pumping sand from the ocean onto beaches to create a buffer between towns and storm-tossed seas.

11/26/2012

(A seawall in Cape May, NJ is breached as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Sen. Menendez Urges Quick Rebuild of NJ Beaches After Sandy

At what price? He estimates between $750 million and $1 billion.

11/20/2012

(Huge commercial boats share the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal with smaller pleasure craft.  File photo from US Army Corps of Engineers)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Between Chesapeake City and Delaware City

There are a pair of getaway gem towns that are often overlooked but very close to home. They’re both on the nearby Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

04/26/2012

(File photo: the US Army Corps of Engineers dredging the Delaware River.)

Congress Approves $17M For Next Phase of Delaware River Dredging

The US Army Corps of Engineers is expecting to get its orders shortly to continue deepening the shipping channel on the river from 40 to 45 feet. This phase of the work will begin just north of Wilmington.

02/07/2012

(Scientists prepare to measure an Atlantic sturgeon before releasing it.  File photo from NOAA)

US Officials Say Status of Atlantic Sturgeon Won’t Hamper Delaware River Dredging

The US Army Corps of Engineers says the Delaware River dredging project will not be slowed or cost more even if federal authorities decide to declare the Atlantic sturgeon an endangered species.

02/02/2012

(A backhoe works to stabilize a section of Atlantic City beach erosion.  Photo by Tom Foley, provided)

Atlantic City Closes Some Beaches After Massive Erosion

Tom Foley, the city’s emergency management coordinator and chief of emergency services, says an unaware pedestrian could fall and be injured or even killed.

01/25/2012

(File photo: the US Army Corps of Engineers dredging the Delaware River.)

Delaware River Dredging Opponents Try Again To Halt Project

The basic argument to stop the $360-million project, argued to be critical to bringing new, larger ships upriver, is that the US Army Corps of Engineers didn’t pay enough attention to opponents’ various concerns.

01/18/2012

(Photo by US Army Corps of Engineers)

New Jersey Files For Federal Appeal Of Delaware River Dredging

New Jersey has taken its fight over dredging the Delaware River to a federal appeals court in Philadelphia.

05/20/2011

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