Talks about the lacking funds for local area beach nourishment projects, or Coastal Storm Damage Reduction, played out in Congress last month. Days after, Gov. Roy Cooper stationed himself among a group of state and national politicians working toward a solution.
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A new chapter in two-year-old litigation over Currituck County’s use of more than $30 million in Occupancy Tax revenue opened recently when the plaintiffs in that suit announced they had filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in the case on June 24.
The Charleston Harbor is on track to have the deepest port on the east coast and harbor some of the world’s largest ships.
As more and more people move to the coast, there is a constant struggle between development and protecting our coastal environment.
What should other coastal communities take from Miami’s catastrophe as they plan for the growing threat of climate change?
FIU geophysics professor Shimon Wdowinski discusses a 2020 study where he found land subsidence in Miami Beach and in Norfolk, Va. Below he addresses key questions about subsidence and his research in the wake of the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Fla.
“Until we change the movement of the planets, this is going to always be a project,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber of the renourishment of the city’s beaches to begin this fall.
Dare County has asked to dredge 1 million cubic yards of beach quality sediment from two offshore borrow sites to nourish about 2.5 miles of oceanfront shoreline in the village of Avon.
In 2011, Republicans introduced a bill that threatened to undermine the state’s ability to adapt to rising sea levels. Wealthy towns have found workarounds. Low-income communities wait for disaster
Governor Roy Cooper is urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reinstate federal funding for beach renourishment projects in New Hanover County this year.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is pushing for federal funding to help construct a new interstate in South Carolina, connecting I-95 to Myrtle Beach. He told The Associated Press he’s formally requesting $12 million to revive a project that has been delayed for decades.
Canal Drive has a flood problem 91 years in the making.
Booking vacation rentals four and a half months in advance, revised agreements on recently sold rental properties and dealing with $575-plus-per-night rental rates in DeBourdieu are just a glimpse of what the Hammock Coast is dealing with during a blockbuster 2021.
As Charleston works with the Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to protect the city’s historic peninsula from future storm surges, there remains significant unease about the project, even beyond the city’s 35% share of the projected $1.5 billion price tag
Some corals will be able to migrate poleward to escape rising temperatures. But scientists say Florida’s reefs have nowhere to go.
Submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, also referred to as seagrass, provides critical ecosystem services in coastal waters.
Along with other efforts to shore up St. Johns County beaches, the county government is embarking on a dune enhancement project for more than a quarter of the coastline, mostly in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Warming seas are driving many species of marine life to shift their geographic ranges out of the tropics to higher latitudes where the water is cooler. Florida's reefs will not be able to make that northward move, however, as they will be caught between intolerably hot tropical waters and increasingly frequent water-cooling cold snaps, according to new findings.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two federal agencies are partnering to pursue more offshore wind energy along the Atlantic Coast, though much of North Carolina’s coastline doesn’t seem to be involved.
“Every part of our existence here, fundamentally, depends upon our tourism-based economy,” FGCU professor Mike Savarese said while at the beach. “This is probably Collier County’s greatest asset, and one of the assets that’s threatened by climate change.”
The bull shark, a fearsome predator that could kill you with a single bite, turns out to be the fourth-most abundant shark species in South Florida, according to a new study of the region's sharks.
That Depends on Very Specific Environmental Conditions and the Toxin Type
New trail along North Carolina coastline includes oyster farms, seafood markets, restaurants and educational sites.
As stony coral disease carved a catastrophic path along Florida’s reef tract and parts of the Caribbean — decimating the boulder corals that help build reefs — scientists raced to collect healthy corals, before the disease struck, and untangle genetics to breed more resilient offspring.