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Project to highlight waterfront oral histories

Living along a working waterfront is not a unique situation, but the character of the community there makes those places unique and special places to live and work. We all know that the waterfront is important to our economy.

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Dec 14, 2017

What old urban patterns teach us about new coastal development

How do basic urban patterns affect a city’s ability to become more coastally resilient? One area that may provide some insight into that question is Newport, Rhode Island. Though Newport is often associated with old money opulence, few would...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: Dec 07, 2017

Lessons from Hurricane Nate for oyster farmers

On Oct. 7, 2017, Hurricane Nate made landfall in Louisiana and then a second landfall in the middle of the night on Oct. 8 near Biloxi, Mississippi, bringing in storm surge, rip currents and hurricane-force winds. Hurricane Nate popped up and sped...

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Nov 09, 2017

Does oil spill response vary by habitat?

When a marine oil spill takes place, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 provides guidelines for government-funded agencies to respond. To do so, these agencies must keep abreast of the latest research on oil impacts and response techniques to determine...

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By: Tara Skelton / Published: Nov 02, 2017

The Dead Zone: A year-round nightmare

For Halloween this year, consider dressing as The Dead Zone. You'll need a costume the size of New Jersey and the ability to suck all the oxygen from around you. You won't be the life of the party, but you'll be pretty scary.

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By: Kristina Alexander / Published: Oct 26, 2017