A town on North Carolina's Outer Banks made headlines last year when three homes collapsed into the sea. Rodanthe has become a symbol of the devastating impact of rising seas. Some residents are now moving their houses back from the sea, but it's a temporary solution.
SWANSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - A year-long project managed by the NCDOT is underway near one Eastern Carolina shoreline to help protect a causeway that is vulnerable to erosion.
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SWANSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - On the Eastern Carolina coastline, a project creating defenses against erosion is happening Thursday.
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The dead man’s soul reunited with its maker long ago. Researchers now hope they can return his body to his family. In the process, they have brought to life a new understanding of a Gullah-Geechee community that lived on the shores of Winyah Bay in the decades after the Civil War.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced funding for the agency’s National Wildlife Refuge System for Albemarle-Pamlico restoration initiatives.
Four homes in Rodanthe have been condemned after yet another house in North Carolina’s Outer Banks collapsed into the ocean.
As momentum to develop offshore wind energy builds in North Carolina, researchers, environmental groups and state and federal government and utility leaders are working to address the challenges of this burgeoning industry.
On Monday, a mystery item was found on the beach north of Rodanthe Pier, reports say. The orange vessel was 16 feet long and was believed to be a part of a home that washed away the same day. It later turned out to belong to the US Navy, but disappeared before it could be recovered by the military.
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Coastal communities around the world are adding a tropical twist to shoreline protection, courtesy of the humble coconut.
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UNCW researchers seek funding to track down non-native species
BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC - There’s no longer a trace that Audrey Hamilton’s great-granddaughter fell through the kitchen floor of her great-grandmother’s mobile home.p
( PAWLEYS ISLAND) The Army Corps of Engineers will pump up to 200,000 cubic yards of offshore sand onto the south end of Pawleys Island next winter as part of a $14 million project to repair damage from Hurricane Ian.
MARYLAND- The Climate, Labor, and Environmental Equity Act seeks to require the Maryland Department of Environment to look at a whole community, and any projects in it that may already be contributing to air and water pollution when making the decision to green light permitting for additional projects.
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SUFFOLK, Va. – William Byrd, a Colonial-era surveyor and satirist who in 1728 established the dividing line between southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina, is credited with blessing the Great Dismal Swamp with its evocative and ominous name.
(The Center Square) – A bill sent to Gov. Glenn Youngkin this legislative session would reward individuals that recycle oyster shells – a measure supporters say could benefit several sectors across Virginia.
RODANTHE — It’s been more than a year since the first oceanfront house, standing on an eroded beach within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, collapsed into the ocean in the early morning on Feb. 9.
WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary will dissolve the Virginia Coastal Policy Centerat its law school later this year.
Contractors have been hauling truckloads of sand onto North Topsail’s beach over the last few months, and work will continue until April. (Courtesy/Town of North Topsail Beach)
SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Many coastal communities from Pender to Brunswick counties will begin their paid-parking programs starting March 1, with a few slated to kick off in April.
Unfortunately, Tangier will be neither the first nor the last piece of Chesapeake Bay history lost to erosion and rising tides. About 500 islands have essentially vanished since the early colonial period.
The Currituck County Board of Commissioners received the conclusions of a three-year shoreline stability study that analyzed the county’s 22 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. During the board’s retreat on February 3, 2023, Ken Willson of Coastal Protection Engineering of North Carolina, Inc. presented the project’s final report.
This product consists of several datasets that map future coastal flooding and erosion hazards due to sea level rise (SLR) and storms along the North and South Carolina coast. The SLR scenarios encompass a plausible range of projections by 2100 based on the best available, science and with enough resolution to support a suite of different planning horizons.
The Coastal Conservation Association of North Carolina is calling on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to deny the use of gill nets for fishing in the state of North Carolina.
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Massachusetts-based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists and engineers are on their way to deploy test moorings off the coast of Nags Head to better understand conditions before relocating the Ocean Observatories Initiative’s Pioneer Array ocean-observing system, which most recently was collecting data about 75 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.
North Carolina home buyers may soon have access to more information about a property’s flooding history, a rule that could potentially help insurance agents sell more flood insurance and other types of coverage.