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What’s happening in Louisiana could easily be on the horizon for Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. NEW ORLEANS —Just a short drive from the lights of Bourbon Street, a chunk of the southern Louisiana coast equal to the 100-yard football field at the nearby Superdome is washing into the Gulf of Mexico. It…

This morning the government announced a decision, long in the making, to designate more than 739 miles of Atlantic and Gulf coastline as critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles. Loggerheads face threats from all sides, including from pollution, degradation of foraging areas, and serious injury and death from entanglement in fishing gear. They’re also faced…

Rising sea levels could have drastic impact on South Florida coastline, report says With the rate of rising sea levels accelerating, the impact to South Florida coastal towns in coming years could be drastic, lawmakers learned yesterday during a presentation of an 84-page action plan compiled by county planners and water managers last fall. The…

Rising sea levels more than just South Florida’s costly problem, officials say. South Florida lawmakers got a stark look Wednesday at how rising sea levels could dramatically change Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade counties and the Keys in coming years, leading to calls for more state aid to stem the tide. http://www.postonpolitics.com/2013/02/rising-sea-levels-more-than-just-south-floridas-costly-problem-officials-say/

Delray is trying to get the beach back

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Delray Beach wants its beach back — all of it. In early October, the city took a calculated gamble and approved a $9.2 million beach renourishment project that would restore 2.2 miles of the battered beach to its original state. After Sandy hit and ravaged the beaches, that gamble looked like a great bet. But…

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