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Buried Seawall Helped Protect New Jersey From Hurricane Sandy
2013-07-17 08:53:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bay Head and Mantoloking are residential beach communities that sit side-by-side on a narrow barrier island that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey. Someone traveling between Mantoloking into Bay Head before Hurricane Sandy landed on October 29, 2012, would have noticed few changes in residential development, dunes, beaches and shoreline between the two towns. The important difference was...

2013-05-31 23:21:55

After a report by the Mother Nature Network detailing the installation of storm-ready beachside structures and buildings by Garrison Architects, Bay Fastening Systems issues a statement of support. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 On May 31, Bay Fastening Systems applauds BKLYN Designs exhibitor Garrison Architects for constructing green, modular buildings and structures for New York City beaches that will replace ones damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. According to an article by...

2011-02-23 22:24:34

An assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England and Mid-Atlantic region are eroding, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today. Scientists studied more than 650 miles of the New England and Mid-Atlantic coasts and found the average rate of coastal change "“ taking into account beaches that are both eroding and prograding -- was negative 1.6 feet per year.  Of those beaches eroding, the most extreme case...

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2008-10-29 13:15:00

A new study on Wednesday warned that climate change is the cause of rising sea levels that will erode Sydney's iconic beaches by 2050. The NSW Department of Climate Change study said some are at risk of disappearing and threatening beachfront homes and commercial properties. The Sydney climate change impact report detailed how sea levels along Sydney's coast are expected to rise by up to 40 cm above 1990 levels by 2050 and by 90 cm by 2100, with each one centimeter of rise resulting in one...

2008-10-14 03:00:19

By Kristin S. Agostoni Sand and sediment clogging the south entrance to the Marina del Rey channel will be dredged this fall using technology designed to separate contaminants from beach-suitable sand. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to pump the dredged material from the channel entry to a Dockweiler Beach parking lot, where a machine will extract polluted fine particles from coarse sand, a spokesman said. The goal is to haul away the contaminants - estimated to be about 10...

2008-08-24 09:00:22

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot Just as the long-awaited final environmental impact statement is about to be released, another glitch may have developed in the planning process to replace the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge . If the state wants to keep the terminal groin - or jetty - built in 1989 to protect the bridge, it's going to have to request a new or amended permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That raises the question of whether it will require...

2008-08-04 18:00:26

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) today announced that it will release its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008 on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 7:00 a.m. C.D.T. A conference call with the Company will be held the same day at 10:00 a.m. C.D.T. The call in number is 877-419-6598. The call can also be heard on the Company's website, www.gldd.com under Events and Presentations on the investor relations page. The conference call will be...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jul. 31--PLUM ISLAND -- The state Senate has approved a $2.5 million amendment to a bond bill that would pay for beach restoration on Plum Island. The measure must still pass the House and obtain Gov. Deval Patrick's signature, but co-sponsor Sen. Bruce Tarr said he is "optimistic about the chances for both." The Gloucester Republican, whose district includes Newbury, has been conducting a series of meetings with local, state and...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot nags head First to go will likely be the beat-up, uncovered sandbags that block public access on the beach. Next could be the ugly bald bags piled willy-nilly in front of oceanfront houses. Now that the state has inventoried all the exposed sandbags protecting properties in coastal counties, a priority list for removal is being made in preparation for sending notices to property owners. Ted Tyndall, assistant director...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests visiting Wild Dunes Resort ( http://www.wilddunes.com/ ) -- a Destination Hotels & Resorts property -- can now enjoy miles of spacious beaches and oceanfront accommodations after an extensive restoration project led by the City of Isle of Palms wrapped up one month ahead of schedule. The completion of the project marks an end to the 20-month erosion cycle, which had affected the two-mile strand along Wild Dunes Resort. The beach...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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