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Protesters fight partial closure of Mickler's Beach in St. Johns County

Protesters against the partial closure of Mickler's Beach headed down to the beach Monday to voice their opposition.

Southeast
Property

Editorial: Don't scam Florida home buyers; require sellers to reveal a home's flooding risk

Want to buy some Florida swampland? You could, without knowing it. And nobody has to tell you.

Southeast
Science

Natural Georgia: Tracking diamondbacks on Jekyll Island

Last week, I joined Joseph Colbert and Mallory Harmel to learn more about the rattlesnakes of Jekyll Island.

Southeast
Property

Myrtle Beach Insiders fund Institute for Responsible Development

A long list of City of Myrtle Beach elite, industry insiders are pooling $2 million in funds to create the Institute for Responsible Development.

Southeast
Property

Beach Erosion Has Claimed Iconic Southwest Florida Dome Homes Built to Withstand Hurricanes

The structures were part of a six-building complex with solar power and a water-collecting system. They were beachfront property when built in the 1980s. Erosion, hastened by hurricanes and storms, has destroyed the domes.

Southeast
Advocacy

Florida Advocates push for Florida Forever funding

Environmentalists gathered Monday at the Florida Capitol to celebrate the fifth anniversary of voters overwhelmingly approving a ballot measure aimed at steering billions of dollars toward land and water preservation.

Southeast
Engineering

Collier County's multi-million dollar beach renourishment project is underway

Crews transported and distributed sand along the beach near Park Shore Beach Park in Naples on Friday, November 1, as part of Collier County's multi-million dollar beach renourishment project.

Southeast
Advocacy

Editorial: ‘Climate change’ enters Florida GOP lexicon. But we need action.

To properly address the threat of climate change, Florida Republican lawmakers -- who’ve controlled the Legislature for two decades -- will have to take their heads out of the sand and listen to Florida residents.

Southeast
Engineering

Governor’s flood group won’t fix SC problems with artificial reef, scientists say

Dozens of retired scientists and environmental groups say key recommendations of South Carolina’s statewide flooding task force are misguided and that scientific data don’t support them.

Southeast
Science

Point of View: The battle over water and public health returns to Tallahassee (with Podcast Interview)

The governor’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force has prepared initial recommendations for the Legislature in 2020, which will make it harder for lawmakers to evade their responsibility.

Coastwide
Property

Nature Conservancy: Mangroves Reduce Flood Damages During U.S. Hurricanes, Saving Billions of Dollars in Property Losses

A new report finds that mangroves provide valuable flood risk benefits and play a critical role in protecting coastal communities in Florida.

Southeast
Property

Judge dismisses Manatee lawsuit against Airbnb

MANATEE COUNTY — A judge this week dismissed Manatee County Tax Collector Ken Burton Jr.’s lawsuit against Airbnb regarding the collection of local resort taxes on vacation home rentals.

Southeast
Tourism

Florida: The Murky Waters of the Beach Bacteria Problem

Water quality issues reached fever pitch this week as residents, already accustomed to avoiding their beach, were barred entirely after an effluent overflow. Village Manager Andrea Agha released an email addressing the issues and outlining solutions, but questions persist.

Southeast
Engineering

South Carolina: Pawleys Mayor Braswell: “I've never borrowed so much money”

Pen in hand, Pawleys Island Mayor Jimmy Braswell paused for a moment Monday afternoon, Oct. 14 and said, “I’ve never borrowed so much money in my life.”

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

Despite dreadful beach conditions, Florida governor won't regulate agriculture polluters

The moment I drove over the causeway — my favorite Florida beaches on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva beckoning — the stench in the air foreshadowed bad news.

Southeast
Fisheries

Latest weapon against lionfish invasion? Meet the Roomba of the sea

How to counter invasive species, a common, and often intractable, problem? One entrepreneur’s clever approach offers lessons in finding solutions in the unlikeliest of places.

Southeast
Engineering

Florida's Costly Coastland: Replenishing sand for Jupiter and Juno beaches will run $31.7 million

The three project areas stretch from near the Jupiter Inlet south into Juno Beach. The first renourishment project will center on a strip of beach between Jupiter Beach Park and Carlin Park and is expected to start by year’s end.

Caribbean
Engineering

Florida: The High Cost of Erosion | Business

Beach replenishment may be necessary to protect coastal areas now, but it is not sustainable in the long run because sea level rise is accelerating

Southeast
Property

South Carolina: Did your property flood the past four years? This new plan is looking for your feedback

Flood waters from Hurricane Florence receded over a year ago, but Horry County is still struggling with how to move past the record-breaking natural disaster.

Southeast
Recreation

Florida: This beach park has been 30 years in the making. Palm Beach County may further delay it

Lucia Milani sold a 5.6-acre oceanfront parcel to Palm Beach County in 1987 with a promise that the county park be named for her late husband. She’s still waiting for it to be fulfilled.

Southeast
Energy

Florida: FDEP to issue permit for oil drilling in coastal county

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection last week announced its intent to issue a permit to allow an exploratory oil drilling operation in northern Gulf County.

Southeast
Fisheries

South Carolina: Proposal to regulate coastal fishing draws strong differences of opinion

A proposed coastal fishing regulation designed to protect species is drawing sharp differences of opinion from some of those affected. Some think the measure is necessary to prevent continued loss of important fish species. Others think the measure won’t work as intended and could prove catastrophic for coastal fishing industries.

Southeast
Engineering

South Carolina: Pawleys beach renourishment projects gets underway

Putting sand on the beach. That’s finally beginning as Marinex Construction Co. of North Charleston “stages” its dredge, two miles of pipe and other equipment at Pawleys Island.

Southeast
Engineering

Florida's Young GOP Lawmakers More Open To Discuss Climate Change

Florida lawmakers Monday dug into issues involving climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, phrases mostly kept under wraps by state Republican leaders before last year’s elections.

Southeast
Engineering

Collier leaders OK $5.5 million beach renourishment project; truck hauling to start this fall

The project will cost $5.2 million and will be finished by the start of next year, according to the county.

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