DeSantis has resisted a state-level order.
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Tempers flared on both sides of the barricades and some coastal South Carolina towns regrouped after the abrupt beach restrictions were put in place late last week because of the new coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Plenty of people pack Volusia boat ramps, beaches, despite restrictions
The Georgia Court of Appeals came down on the side of Glynn County in a lawsuit alleging the county had violated its own zoning ordinance.
FOLLY BEACH — Residents protested the reopening of the island to visitors Saturday morning amid the coronavirus outbreak.
EDISTO BEACH, SC (WCIV) — In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the Town of Edisto Beach expanded restrictions on access by the general public.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guard.
Traffickers in Florida are shipping thousands of land and freshwater turtles from Florida to Asia.
The coronavirus outbreak has lawmakers in South Carolina’s coastal tourism areas calling for the unimaginable — telling visitors to stay home.
Best February ever recorded despite challenges from coronavirus pandemic
A new documentary and accompanying story from CBSN entitled, "Rising Tide: Priced Out in Miami," detailing how the threat of climate change and sea level rise is causing more wealthy, seaside residents to move inland threatening Miamis affordable housing stock.
A compilation of beach closure stories by CNT
As access to Hilton Head Island’s beaches was restricted Saturday to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there were reports of people jumping in boats and congregating on sandbars throughout Beaufort County.
Citing staggering projections for sea level rise, an increase of stronger hurricanes and heavier rainfall events in the future, representatives from the American Flood Coalition and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council discussed disaster preparedness with Ponce Inlet Town Council members, residents and dignitaries during a special meeting March 10.
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BAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Three people were arrested in Florida on Wednesday after violating Governor Ron DeSantis' order of not gathering in large crowds on the beach.
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Preliminary 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecasts are suggesting an above average hurricane season .
At the highest natural tides, some local storm water infrastructure is already swamped, and the situation will worsen as sea levels continue to rise, consultants told the Chatham County Commission Friday. March 6.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the first annual report on the progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters, the agency said in a release.
The State Ports Authority has hired hotel developer Lowe to work with Charleston government and community leaders on a plan to redevelop part of the authority’s Union Pier — a prime site along Charleston Harbor near downtown’s Waterfront Park.
Florida's famed South Beach is to close to prevent the spread of coronavirus as spring break revelers continue to party at the popular college getaway spot.
With no Disney and no school, and people avoiding malls, the beaches are packed, but some South Florida cities are closing those too.
The Sunshine State faces a dearth of tourism dollars due to closures of Disney parks and other destinations, but hoteliers hope for a return of the staycation.
As broken sewage pipes foul Fort Lauderdale’s waterways, a group of conservationists has begun deploying one of the world’s most formidable filtration systems.
“Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics – but never give up.” -Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Pawleys Island’s beach renourishment project could end as early as next week, weather permitting. The 1.1 million cubic yards of offshore sand won’t cover all the rock groins on the island’s beachfront, which has raised concerns among property owners and town officials.
‘This is not just a study to study’
After saying Miami Beach would remain open for business despite coronavirus fears, the city administration declared a state of emergency Thursday and publicly called off spring break.
(The Center Square) – The Florida House on Wednesday unanimously approved the Clean Waterways Act and a bill requiring sea-level studies for public projects, adopting landmark environmental legislation Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law.
After seven years, the City of Jacksonville is finally getting a Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO) to coordinate efforts to mitigate climate change and rising sea levels. City Councilmember Matt Carlucci made the announcement at a Feb. 27 meeting of the Special Committee on Resiliency.
The Legislature adopted Florida’s first tangible climate-change legislation Wednesday, marking an historic shift following a decade of denial that climate change is real.
SB 7016 would create a sea level task force and an office under the Governor.
Some homeowners say infrastructure upgrades are eyesores that threaten property values
When will Bathtub Reef Beach re-open? The answer is blowin' in the wind.
Dual roles held as Legislature considers future oversight for DEP.
A submerged breakwater system proposed to lessen beach erosion in South Carolina won’t pop up offshore anytime soon.
The state’s largest county is singled out.
Ready to hit Miami Beach for Spring Break? The city just announced measures to ensure locals, visitors, and tourists can enjoy the beaches while maintaining safety and residential quality of life.
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A state move to divert taxes meant to aid tourism drew widespread ire from industry leaders here Tuesday, but an official rebuke from Miami-Dade lawmakers failed to advance.
As authorities struggle to find whoever shot a dolphin and stabbed another along the Florida coast this year, a federal agency has nearly tripled a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the cruel killings.
If the actual bids come in higher, the city would have to foot the rest of the bill.
A small beach town is on the verge of making a major difference.
This week’s cooler weather brought some rough conditions for our coastline.
A Florida House committee Monday unanimously endorsed a bill requiring municipalities and state agencies building structures on beaches or in tropical storm flood zones to first conduct a sea level impact study.
Toll booths open March 1 at on-beach driving access points
“Not everyone knows why it’s called the Treasure Coast,′ said Jonah Martinez, a treasure hunter from Port St. Lucie. ‘This is why’
Florida Republicans have tentatively embraced climate change even though it puts them at odds with President Donald Trump. As the election nears, political watchers say one side is going to acquiesce in order to win.
We can do better than this.
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) discussed the proposed Legislative bill creating a Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, and what it means for the future of local decision-making and state funding. Hernando county has several state-funded aquatics projects already pending, and the future of those were also discussed.
Collier County's coastal residents and property owners can get an up-close look at new draft preliminary flood maps at three upcoming public open houses
″(It was) one of the first times the private and for-hire sectors came together. (It) proved that there is strength in cooperation. It was a tough three-day trip on a bus, but I would definitely do it again.”
A bird’s eye look at the Florida Keys is all it takes to understand that little stands between the chain of islands and the sea.
Last year, Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas with wind speeds of more than 180 mph. It was the strongest landfalling Atlantic hurricane on record and it came during the fourth year in a row with above-normal hurricane activity.
Nonbinding resolutions, by definition, have no direct effect, but a state House resolution passed in 2019 against energy exploration off the Georgia coast led U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-1, to reconsider his position and send a letter to the Interior Department asking it to remove the state from its offshore oil and gas leasing plans.