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New Jersey Shore Homeowners Drop Suit Fighting Sand Dunes

Some of the most resolute holdouts against a plan to build protective sand dunes in a part of the New Jersey shore hit hard by Superstorm Sandy have dropped their lawsuit against the plan. Seven homeowners in Margate, south of …

Wealthy New Jersey Beachfront Owners Reject Federal Aid, Pay for own Storm Barrier

Oceanfront homeowners in the wealthy Bay Head, N.J., shore enclave have so little faith in the government’s ability to protect them from catastrophic storms that they’ve spent $5 million of their own money on boulders placed between their homes and …

U.S. to Study Using Sand From Bahamas to Protect Florida Coast

A potential solution to a troublesome sand shortage off Southeast Florida is tucked away in a massive water resources funding bill President Barack Obama signed into law last month. The 2016 Water Resources Development Act authorizes the Army Corps of …

More N.J. Beach Homeowners File Suit to Block Sand Dunes

In the dead of winter, the dune wars are heating up at the Jersey shore. More oceanfront homeowners are going to court to try to block protective sand dunes from being built near their homes, on land they currently own. …

Jersey Shore Continues to Recover as 3rd Post-Sandy Summer Nears

In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, Gov. Chris Christie warned residents the damage would not be quickly undone. Things would only look moderately better in the first summer after the storm, he said, and would be …

New Jersey Beach Owner Sues Over Dune Project

A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state’s shoreline. Jenkinson’s Pavilion, one of the state’s largest and …

Decaying Trees Might Be Key to Mysterious Indiana Dune Holes

Geologist Erin Argyilan’s concept of sand dunes was shattered last July when she heard the parents of a 6-year-old boy frantically shouting that their son had been buried alive after falling into a hole. Argyilan initially thought Nathan Woessner’s parents …

Dunes vs. Property Rights in Storm-Battered New Jersey

The sand dune that ruined Harvey and Phyllis Karan’s view of the ocean allowed their beachfront home to see another day when Superstorm Sandy’s surge crashed ashore. They still want the $375,000 a court awarded them for the blocked sunrise, …