An intimidating device that looks exactly like a naval mine came ashore on the Outer Banks, alarming people in the small town of Kill Devil Hills.
If you were thinking about riding out the coronavirus pandemic at the beach, think again – unless you already own oceanfront property.
Lt. General Todd Semonite of the Army Corps of Engineers recently signed off on the plan that would place dredged material from the Delaware River and Bay at Bowers Beach, Slaughter Beach, Prime Hook Beach and Lewes Beach.
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has reopened the application period for its two regional committees. In this extended period, the commission is chiefly seeking more applicants to fill the commercial fishing seats on the committees.
The N.C. Division of Water Resources has awarded $22 million to 13 coastal towns and counties to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence.
Gov. Phil Murphy clarified in a new administrative order that shore towns may impose additional restrictions on beach and boardwalk access in order to ensure social distancing in response to the coronavirus.
The Town of Carolina Beach, like virtually everywhere else in the world, is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the novel coronavirus crisis. As with any elected board, there are bound to be personality clashes between members and on the north end of Pleasure Island, things have come to a head this past week.
Power from offshore wind energy will become an important and growing part of the US power supply going forward, and the US BOEM is doing everything it can to support that market with greater regulatory transparency, flexibility, and predictability.
Point Pleasant Beach has temporarily closed its boardwalk and plans to ban rentals in the borough until the worsening coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey is brought under control, the mayor said Tuesday.
The Town of Surf City will be implementing additional measures Monday afternoon regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Work begins on final phase of plan
A compilation of beach closure stories by CNT
DRUM ISLAND — A great egret pops its head out of the new marsh below the massive pylons of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — TheEllis Island, the largest hopper dredge in the United States, is scheduled to join the Bogue Banks beach nourishment project Thursday, and the smaller dredge, the Liberty Island, might stay on the job in an effort to hasten completion.
The Southern Environmental Law Center has uncovered evidence of political interference in a scientific opinion regarding right whales that could make it easier for companies to explore for oil and gas off the South Carolina coast. Above, a North Atlantic right whale swims with her calf off the Georgia coast. New England Aquarium via AP
The last of 1.1 million cubic yards of offshore sand flowed onto the beach at Pawleys Island this week. The $14.3 million renourishment project stopped just north of First Street, drawing criticism from the town’s former mayor.
Preliminary 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecasts are suggesting an above average hurricane season .
The RISE Urban Mobility Challenge is calling on software developers to create tech solutions for automated traffic flooding information in the coastal Virginia region.
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.
Climate change will fuel heavier downpours and deeper floodwaters on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, according to one of the first detailed looks at changing rainfall patterns at the local level in the mid-Atlantic.
Some analysts say compulsory purchases of the most vulnerable homes may be needed.
Based on the current guidance to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the division has cancelled the public listening stations at its offices in Morehead City and Wilmington; however, the public may listen to the meeting through a conference call line by dialing 919-420-1374.
A multiyear, collaborative research project to study how polluted runoff affects the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort has led to a push for a broad coastal partnership to better address stormwater-related issues.
The Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging cities across the country to use eminent domain to force sales of frequently flooded homes, but the practice isn’t on the table in Charleston.
A US east coast city is replenishing its beaches that serve as protection against intensifying storms
The Southern Shores town council met March 4 to discuss with their Interim Town Manager the possibility of partnering with Duck on a request for qualifications for professional services to assist in possible beach nourishment projects.
As North Carolina’s coronavirus count climbed and Gov. Roy Cooper ordered all public schools closed, local social media lit up with a debate over visitors spending their own downtime on the Outer Banks.
WHY WE WROTE THIS: Ecotourism is good in theory, but in practice it often runs into differing views of how man and nature should coexist. South Carolina’s at-risk barrier islands add a cultural wrinkle: a unique African American community that calls this coastline home.
DURHAM, N.C. – The new North Carolina Climate Science Report, issued March 11, benefits from the scientific expertise of two Nicholas School of the Environment faculty members.
The changing climate won’t only erode Hilton Head Island’s beaches and flood its neighborhoods. Bond rating agencies say climate change also may hurt the local government’s ability to borrow money.
The Sand Dollar Shores Homeowners Association has announced, through its attorney Casey Varnell, that it has appealed a Feb. 14 ruling by a Camden County Superior Court Judge that sided with plaintiff Bob Hovey’s claim that a beach access there belongs to the public.
Geophysical surveys are nearly complete at the Kitty Hawk offshore wind project — and the enterprise just moved another step forward with approval from Virginia Beach for land to build a substation.
On Monday, March 16, the Atlantic Cape May counties Sustainable Jersey Regional Hub will offer a free event focused on what communities can do to be more resilient in the face of emergencies such as flooding and wildfires.
Public session considers curbing development in flood-prone coastal areas
Public session considers curbing development in flood-prone coastal areas
A beach renourishment project to improve North Topsail Beach is underway.
The $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project pushed west from Atlantic Beach into Pine Knoll Shores Thursday, beginning the longest stretch of work in the project.
Virginia is working on a $120.5 million project to address the impacts of sea level rise in Hampton Roads.
The sea along South Carolina’s coast line is growing ravenous.
Maryland and Virginia are exploring new ways to offset pollution from development, but not everyone is buying it
Governor Murphy Announces Offshore Wind Solicitation Schedule of 7,500 MW through 2035
Why, it seems like only yesterday that US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told members of Congress to go ahead and slash many dollars from his renewable energy budget, since most of the good stuff is now available commercially. Hey, he might be on to something. Take the agency’s floating offshore wind program, for example. Not too long ago floating wind turbines were a dream, and now they are a thing. In fact, a “secret” group of US officials is bound for Scotland next week, where they will eyeball a new floating offshore wind farm, which happens to deploy technology developed by a US company with an assist from — you guessed it — the Energy Department.
There is still more than $200 million in unaddressed damages to more than 3,000 homes throughout Eastern North Carolina from Hurricane Florence — but there is a plan in place to help fix that, and your feedback on that plan is needed.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has succeeded in its efforts to find a new resting place for the USS Clamagore.
When Robert and Geraldine Greenawalt decided to retire somewhere warmer after cold winters in Clarion, Pa., they shopped properties in this popular vacation destination on the South Carolina coast.