Cultivated, or farmed, shellfish now represent over half of the total economic impact of shellfish in the state.
Executive Order No. 218 reaffirms North Carolina’s commitment to creating clean energy jobs, increasing economic opportunities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the expansion of offshore wind power.
Submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, also referred to as seagrass, provides critical ecosystem services in coastal waters.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have awarded $9.6 million in grants to support the restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
On a typical summer Saturday afternoon as beach tourists head north towards home from Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, it’s not uncommon to see Interstate 65 traffic heading into Birmingham backed up as far south as Alabaster, Lee Sentell says.
As part of its 2021-22 fiscal budget, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the creation two municipal service districts (MSDs) in Avon that will be taxed to help foot the bill of a $12.68 million beach nourishment project that will pump roughly one million cubic yards of sand along 2.5 miles of beach in that community next year.
A broad array of provisions aimed at flood prevention and resilience continues to move forward in this year’s session of the North Carolina General Assembly.
The Dare County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. on June 7, 2021, to consider the proposed county service districts related to the Avon Beach Nourishment Project.
Maybe it’s the big jet engines whining overhead.
A rising tide might lift all boats, but not everyone fares the same with rising seas.
Pew webinar highlights research on slowing climate change and improving fisheries.
An average “dead zone” is likely in the Gulf of Mexico, where a large area of water holding too little oxygen to keep marine animals alive forms every summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.
The 2021 Hurricane Season officially begins today, but one local town is getting help for a hurricane that impacted the region three years ago.
Town of Nags Head Mayor Ben Cahoon discusses the town’s 2022 beach nourishment project and the creation of additional municipal service districts.
The Mississippi River is remarkable because, every day, almost 20 million people in 50 cities depend on it for their drinking water. The rich soils within its vast watershed produce 90% of our country’s farm exports.
Plans to build a wall that would eventually allow homes to be built on Captain Sam’s Spit — a teardrop-shaped isthmus at the end of this barrier island — have again been struck down by the S.C. Supreme Court.
Dare County has two major beach nourishment projects under consideration.One is to replenish the beach area in Buxton. The second project is to nourish for the first time a beach area in Avon.
County officials cited the land’s vulnerability to storm surge and flooding. The Tampa-based developer pledges to sue.
I realize a lot of you have questions about who owns what land and beach down by Hill Tide Estates. Our story from last week that talked about security cameras and guards saying “none shall pass” along the beach that so many have walked for so long stirred up a lot of talk and, as I said, many questions.
Turbulent seas long have created problems for Cape Hatteras, a long barrier island off the North Carolina coast that is home to the country's first national seashore. Pounding waves and storm surge related to hurricanes and nor'easters shift beaches around, and even erase them.
About 3,000 salt marsh sea grass plugs were planted recently as part of a large-scale living shoreline project in Bogue Sound by town hall.
A strong building code is critical to reducing the damage and destruction caused by hurricanes each year. On the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today released the 2021 edition of Rating the States, its signature report evaluating building codes and the administration of code provisions along the hurricane coastline from Texas to Maine.
Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill that would ensure free parking and state control along public roads in beach towns. The bill would allow some paid parking, but requires beach towns to provide some free parking to visitors as well.
A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom was detected in a reservoir used for drinking water for the City of Charleston, SC. NCCOS sampling, training and support allowed state officials to quickly evaluate the threat of cyanobacterial toxins in the reservoir. State health officials found no toxins after testing the water.
Despite their portly frame and inherent meekness, Florida's manatees are survivors.