Florida created the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve last year to conserve more than 700 square miles of coastal habitat north of Tampa and give the public a healthy outdoor space for both recreation and tourism businesses. Now the Sunshine State is giving the public a chance to weigh in on the best ways to manage the area.
Oak Island Town Council’s agreement with N.C. Sea Grant for placement of a temporary storm sensor puts the beach community at the forefront of hurricane science, not a small consideration for a barrier island with 9.5-miles of ocean shoreline.
The contractor who handled a beach nourishment project along Buxton four years ago has been selected for upcoming work off several of the northern beach towns after submitting the lowest bid.
The Village of Key Biscayne’s ongoing request for federal assistance in combating beach erosion, rising seas and other effects of climate change has taken another step forward, said Roland Simimy, the village’s first chief resilience and sustainability officer.
Coral cover on shallow reef systems (0 to 30 meters) in the Florida Keys has declined over the past several decades, punctuated by severe losses during coral disease outbreaks and bleaching events.
A small net dipped into a patch of grass submerged in shin-deep water near the edge of a salt marsh on the central North Carolina coast.
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Horry County leaders will consider revising the county’s flood ordinance to further protect life and property.
Pine Knoll Shores, a small barrier island town on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, is known for its sandy beaches, a popular aquarium—and for flooding when major storms blow in along the coast.
Along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, communities from Texas to Florida are particularly at risk for coastal hazards, including hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal storm surges, flooding, sea-level rise and erosion.
Fixing Florida's water crisis: The question many people are asking ask how much dead fish, manatees, dolphins, and sea turtles will it take to get comprehensive reform and action?
A self-described surf junkie, Muglia catches waves on his surfboard off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Further into those waters—15 nautical miles to be exact—sits another surfer. Aptly named Waverider, this surfer is a 440-pound, half banana-yellow, half beet-purple buoy that Muglia uses to study the energy that flows in our oceans.
Some big questions have been clarified since April 2020, when the Army Corps of Engineers first unveiled plans for an 8-mile-long wall around peninsular Charleston to help protect the historic city from a hurricane’s storm surge. But many important ones have not, and we must continue to seek answers.
Now that the NTSB has decided who's to blame for the Golden Ray disaster, will penalties follow?
Oak Island Town Council accepted – but took no action on – a 25-page report on shoreline management from the ad hoc Beach Renourishment Committee.
Collier County commissioners agreed to continue working with USACE after failed attempt to sever ties with coastal resiliency study.
JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — Summer, a time that usually sees a lull in visitors in South Florida, is setting records this year.
A select few saltwater anglers fishing in Florida waters soon may be able to take home a goliath grouper for dinner. However, with a costly permit required, will anglers be willing to pay the price?
A youth surfing contest at Satellite Beach in Florida was paused when sharks were spotted feeding on a baitball close to the competition with one shark seeming to take an interest in one of the surfers, as seen in video taken by a spectator.
When an apartment building collapsed just 25 minutes from his home, Ivory Artis was grappling with the potential loss of his own apartment in Miami.
Ballooning reinsurance costs, “loss creep” from 2017-18 hurricanes, coastal flooding and excessive litigation costs are among converging “perfect storm” factors that are hiking Florida property insurance renewal rates by 30% to 40%.
EMERALD ISLE — The deadline for commenting on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to designate hundreds of thousands of acres, including 150 miles of North Carolina beaches, as “critical habitat” for the rufa red knot passed Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. _ The manatee was too weak to swim. She lay still in a medical pool at a SeaWorld rehabilitation center, only lifting her whiskered snout every so often to breathe. Her snout rested upon a pipe to make the effort easier. Her body was slender, hardly that of the chunky manatee—a relative of elephants—that she should have been. Her underbelly was concave. The manatee was near death from starvation.
ByAmy Green (WMFE)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Tourism in Myrtle Beach skyrocketed to record-breaking numbers this past summer.
EMERALD ISLE —Town commissioners Tuesday night will consider a staff proposal to apply for federal Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities funds for a major stormwater management improvement project.