Waterfront Retreat: A Bay Community Faces Rising Seas and Buyouts

The tiny New Jersey hamlet of Money Island sits perched on a low-lying stretch of the bay’s shore, where an inch of sea level rise can submerge roadways and flood foundations. In the past decade, beset by rising seas and increasing storm damage, many residents of Money Island and other nearby bay communities have opted to take buyouts from the state and abandon their homes. This Yale Environment 360 video explores homeowners’ agonizing decision over whether to stay or go, and the profound impacts this retreat is having on one of the poorest parts of New Jersey.

To read the accompanying article, visit: e360.yale.edu/features/waterfront-retreat-a-bay-community-faces-rising-seas-and-buyouts


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