NEWPORT — A Carteret County-based environmental nonprofit has released a statewide plan to address stormwater flooding through nature-based projects and practices.
COLUMBIA — S.C. House lawmakers are deciding this week how to pay for a new state office that will tackle the effects of extreme weather.
EMERALD ISLE — After several delays, the 2-million-cubic-yard Emerald Isle beach nourishment project got underway late Friday afternoon.
MYRTLE BEACH — As “Cottontail,” a deceased North Atlantic right whale, drifts some 15 miles off the coast of Myrtle Beach, images of great white sharks circling and feeding on it should come as no surprise — it’s simply part of the ecosystem that is usually out of sight.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and Wright Brothers National Memorial had the highest levels of visitation in January 2021 than any other January on record.
WASHINGTON — The waterfront of the U.S. Naval Academy is more frequently being affected by rising sea levels, the academy’s superintendent said.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ Wilmington District has published its final environmental review required for the elimination of the environmental window for dredging the harbors at the state’s two seaports.
On Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, Dare County held an online public meeting about beach nourishment for Avon.
Jessica Whitehead, formerly chief resilience officer for North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency, is now the Joan P. Brock Endowed executive director of the Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience, or ICAR, at Old Dominion University, the university announced Thursday.
More than 70,000 Beaufort County homes are likely to experience some form of damage due to flooding over the next 30 years, which could cause insurance rates to skyrocket, according to a nationwide study released this week.
Mayor Gavin Buckley announced last week that the City of Annapolis was suing 26 oil and gas companies for damages the city has and will continue to incur due to climate change. The mayor had no other choice but to sue.
More than a month has passed since New Hanover County’s beach towns were shocked to learn their longstanding shoreline maintenance projects did not receive federal funding, leaving them in a scramble to figure out how they may move forward with nourishing the beaches this fall.
The 188 giant wind turbines that Dominion Energy plans to plant 27 miles off the Virginia Beach shore will be the utility’s biggest project since its nuclear plants went online in the 1970s — but all that energy won’t do much good if it doesn’t reach customers, says Kevin Curtis, the company’s vice president-electric transmission.
SOCASTEE, S.C. (WBTW) — Residents along Folly Road in Socastee are dealing with major flood levels as the Intracoastal Waterway reaches 18.1 feet.
Flooding is not uncommon in coastal North Carolina following heavy rains and hurricanes.
A new study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests that continued warming of Atlantic coastal waters may enhance the spread of invasive blue catfish within the Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries along the U.S. East Coast.
As locals and tourists head to some Wilmington-area beaches this summer, they will be paying for parking for the first time.
It’s laudable that South Carolina lawmakers are scrutinizing the State Ports Authority’s request to borrow up to $550 million to make upgrades to the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal taking shape along North Charleston’s waterfront. As one of the state’s largest public investments in recent years, it merits close examination.
Dare County Manager Bobby Outten provided more information on the upcoming details of the Avon Beach Nourishment project, and fielded dozens of questions from property owners, at a virtual public meeting held on Wednesday evening, February 24.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town officials have agreed to a draft plan for protecting and restoring water quality and reducing stormwater runoff, and the plan now goes to state officials for approval.
After numerous delays because of coronavirus pandemic-related issues with the crews of the contractor, the massive Emerald Isle beach nourishment project is scheduled to begin Thursday.
Outreach with Fishing Community Underway
The stormwater utility fee increase is expected to generate more funds to address stormwater capacity amid recent flooding issues.
K2 Management has been appointed owner’s engineer on US Wind’s offshore wind project in Maryland.
SOUTHEASTERN NC — Three beach towns are searching for answers after funding for beach nourishment projects disappeared a month ago.
Charleston’s peninsula needs a wall. Exactly what it should look like, where it should be placed, how much it costs, how that bill will be paid and how the city will meet its other flooding challenges remain very open questions.
The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) has published a report showing a net loss in the extent of high-salinity submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) habitat in North Carolina’s sounds between 2006 and 2013. Also known as seagrass or underwater grasses, this valuable natural resource improves water quality, decreases shoreline erosion, and is an essential habitat for many fishery and wildlife species.
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Another coastal town is making changes towards public parking for beach access beginning this year as residents in surrounding towns are not happy about it.
Dare County will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss the proposed beach nourishment project for Avon on Wednesday, February 24, at 6:00 p.m.
This year, the big beach replenishment project will be along the Outer Banks in North Carolina’s Dare County.
EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Monday agreed by consensus to implement private parking management at the two major beach accesses this spring, charging hourly rates instead of a flat fee of $10 per day.
The room occupancy tax total in New Hanover County fell 14.5% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to local tourism officials.
Both Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet are badly shoaled.
This USA Today Network special report explores solutions to deep threats that flow through New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland as the Susquehanna River feeds the Chesapeake Bay — with life and death.
The Southern Shores Town Council continued the discussion Tuesday evening, February 2 for funding the beach nourishment project through establishing municipal service districts (MSDs). The council also approved a motion to receive bids for Sea Oats Trail road improvement.