Oak Island Town Council has approved a $17.5-million contract with Great Lakes Dredge and Dock to put sand along the western portions of the shore this winter.
RGGI money earmarked for flood preparedness begins to flow to local governments
Virginia is a hot spot of climate change. We have the highest sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast, and we have more storms that are hitting the coast now than at any previous time,” environmental scientist Karen McGlathery said.
If another Hurricane Isabel hit the Chesapeake Bay area a few decades from now, it could affect at least a million more people and cause $6 billion more in damage than when it landed in 2003, new research suggests.
North Carolina may owe Florida an apology. The lionfish invasion plaguing waters off Florida may have begun in North Carolina, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Carteret County was awarded a $650,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense National Defense Community Infrastructure Program to partially fund shoreline and infrastructure protection measures on Radio Island.
New Jersey’s tidal marshes aren’t keeping up with sea level rise and may disappear completely by the next century, according to a study led by Rutgers researchers.
Haley Witten said she spends about half her weekends in Oak Island. Witten moved to Leland five years ago, partly to frequent Oak Island and other nearby beach towns.
Regional leaders see firsthand how a changing climate is impacting the Bay watershed
Although the environmental justice movement has documented the racial inequities that determine resource distribution, land policies and health outcomes in the U.S., the legacy of exclusionary housing and zoning policies largely remains unaddressed, writes a University of Iowa law professor Shannon Roesler.
Starting this month , anyone buying a flood insurance policy will see a shift in prices due to a set of changes the Federal Emergency Management Agency has called Risk Rating 2.0.
Virginians are already seeing the impacts of climate change, from sea level rise along our coastlines to increased rainfall statewide. Without action, Virginians can expect $4.1 billion in annual losses to residential, commercial and public structures by 2080, with 171,000 acres of tidal marsh at risk of disappearing.
Three Monmouth County beach towns — Deal, Allenhurst and Loch Arbour — will get new beach sand in a $24 million project to start next month.
A beach renourishment project will begin at DeBordieu this fall with construction of three rock and concrete groins to follow before spring. A state Administrative Law Court judge this week rejected a request from an environmental group to halt the work while it appeals the permits.
Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have recently developed a methodology for quantifying landscape changes on barrier islands, using Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Banks as their primary focus.
A $5 million milestone recently was achieved by Western Carolina University's Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, for grants received to support its research and work.