In 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, taking 42 lives and costing more than $16 billion in estimated damage. Now, five years later, many residents and communities are still reeling from the storm’s floodwaters. Blue tarps remain on unpatched roofs, businesses have not returned and communities have experienced disproportionate recoveries.
The tiny isles date back to the 1920s and they've unexpectedly contributed a positive impact on the area.
MOREHEAD CITY — A study of the country’s two largest estuaries reveals that inshore coastal waters are not necessarily experiencing what scientists say is a worrisome global trend of increasingly acidic oceans.
MOREHEAD CITY — In response to written questions from N.C. Environmental Management Commission (EMC) Chair Robin Smith, a state Department of Justice attorney confirmed Thursday that the state no longer has any jurisdiction over isolated wetlands.
Marinex Construction will be responsible for Wrightsville Beach’s renourishment this winter.
MOREHEAD CITY — In what has turned out to be a bad year for many commercial shrimpers, a regional shrimpers’ association has sent governors of eight states, including North Carolina, a letter requesting emergency assistance for the watermen.
A study of the country’s two largest estuaries reveals that inshore coastal waters are not necessarily experiencing what scientists say is a worrisome global trend of increasingly acidic oceans.
The state's blue crab fishery has been declining for years, and no one knows if or when that will turn around as pressures on coastal habitats increase
The city is now moving forward with a massive floodwall project to protect itself, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project will include tide gates, levees, pump stations and nature-based features like oyster reefs and vegetation along the shoreline.
The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen will consider adding language to its unified development ordinance to require property owners to take additional steps to preserve and restore wetland areas.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina officials at the Outer Banks reported some damage and erosion to beaches from Tropical Storm Idalia and distant Hurricane Franklin — with many areas still not safe for swimming.
Hurricanes are getting bigger, stronger, moving northward and further inland. The financial consequences for NC and other states could be dramatic
Harvesting of horseshoe crabs will end on more than 30 islands along the South Carolina coast under a new deal conservation groups struck with Charles River Laboratories.
PHILADELPHIA– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the recipients of the FY22 pre-disaster hazard mitigation assistance grants from their Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) programs.
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South Carolina’s coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. It drives our economy, our cuisine and our lifestyle. But all of those things are under threat from extreme heat, flooding and damaging storms that have been on the rise and are projected to worsen.
Scientists determined that bottlenose dolphins found close to the shore off South Carolina and much of the east coast are a different species than those living in deeper water, according to a study published last May.
If you bought a home in North Carolina, you likely were never told whether it had previously flooded or whether you are legally required to purchase flood insurance, let alone the cost of that insurance.
PHILLIPS COMMUNITY, S.C. — The Rev. Elijah Smalls Jr. once grew okra, butter beans and other vegetables in the neighborhood where his family has lived near the South Carolina coast since not long after the Civil War. That was before new half-a-million-dollar homes in a nearby subdivision overwhelmed the drainage system.
The country’s largest estuary is under critical threat from pollution and climate change. The question is: Can it be saved?
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — When you think of the word "fossil" what comes to mind? Massive bones of prehistoric predators displayed in museums? Ancient shells of snails found on the rocks in your local creek? Maybe even an insect trapped in the warm orange hue of fossilized amber?
Commercial shrimpers can continue to harvest by trawler in the Pamlico Sound without a Clean Water Act permit, and the state will continue to manage its fisheries.
There’s nothing like being at the beach in the summer. The sun is shining, the water is sparkling and the science is flowing. Yes, summertime at the beach is synonymous with science, at least when East Carolina University researchers are out in full force.
While the City of Isle of Palms has recently secured a state permit and grant to initiate dune restoration between 114 and 304 Ocean Blvd., the refusal on the part of some property owners to play ball is creating a less-than-ideal scenario in Council’s efforts to protect against high waves and/or storm surge.
Several solutions can help manage the process of proper fiberglass boat disposal. One of the most effective solutions is proper disposal at an authorized facility. Authorized facilities are aware of the hazardous materials used in fiberglass boats and are equipped to dispose of them safely. These facilities can also collect, store and recycle fiberglass scrap for reuse or resale.