North Atlantic right whales have gained protections and sea turtles are more imperiled under a new federal calendar for harbor dredging that came to light May 14 in a federal lawsuit that seeks to protect sea turtles.
EMERALD ISLE — The boom in tourism and occupancy tax revenue in 2020 continued unabated through the winter quarter of 2021, according to Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.
Recurring flood damage to homes and powerful storms that threaten infrastructure are realities facing many coastal North Carolina communities.
The National Park Service has selected a plan that provides a streamlined framework for Cape Hatteras National Seashore to manage over the next 20 years activities such as including beach nourishment, dune rebuilding, habitat restoration and emergency breach fill, with conditions.
Governors from Chesapeake Bay watershed states are urging Congress to spend an additional billion dollars on Bay restoration efforts.
The new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement signed that day laid out 10 broad goals and 31 outcomes, many to be achieved by 2025 or even earlier.
The Valley Forge, a 108-foot firefighting tugboat, was sunk seven miles southeast of Oregon Inlet on May 6, 2021 to become part of AR-165.
Call for clean water, justice and jobs in environmental justice communities like Camden, Chester, Philadelphia and Wilmington
A majority of likely voters view flooding and climate change as serious threats to Virginia and its economy — and want the state to do more to combat the issues, a new poll shows.
“There are physical limitations to how much sand you can move by truck,” he said. “We need a beach nourishment project to the tune of a million-plus cubic yards of sand.”
Up and down the East Coast, developers and government agencies are preparing for the massively complex and costly challenge of placing thousands of wind turbines taller than the Washington Monument miles out into the Atlantic.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District (Corps) and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have entered into an agreement allowing the Corps to use sand from the Outer Continental Shelf for scheduled beach nourishment as part of its Atlantic Coast of Maryland Shoreline Protection Project.
The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen want to hear from residents about two proposed municipal service districts on the southernmost end of town related to the town’s beach erosion control and flood and hurricane protection works project.
Officials seek to conserve vast area of salt marsh as bulwark against storm surge, erosion, flooding
As sea levels continue to rise, the most imperiled spot on North Carolina’s vulnerable Outer Banks is likely on Ocracoke Island, where an erosion hot spot threatening its sole highway is past due for a long-term transportation solution, including potentially bypassing the north end of the island.
The State of North Carolina and FEMA have approved $5,782,866 to help Dare County restore the beaches and stabilize the dunes at Buxton that were damaged by Hurricane Florence in 2018.
For centuries, the shad spawn has been celebrated by Delaware watershed fishermen and -women, from the South Jersey Bayshore all the way up to the confluence of the river’s west and east branches in Hancock, New York, some 200 miles away.
The N.C. Coastal Federation’s Oyster Restoration and Protection Plan acts as a blueprint for rebuilding and preserving the state’s wild oyster population.
By consensus in a special meeting last Thursday, Oak Island Town Council agreed with the recommendation offered by Town Manager David Kelly and has put off assigning fees to four proposed sand benefit districts until at least January 2022.
It’s never easy to find seasonal workers on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, where summers can feel like paradise but housing is limited.
Filming a giant squid video has historically proven to be an unconquerable quest for many a talented underwater camera operator
Sand pumping from the west met sand pumping from the east Monday morning near Emerald Isle’s Eastern Ocean Regional Access, signaling the end of phase three of the post-Hurricane Florence beach nourishment project.
The challenge goes both ways: Surveyors would need Federal Aviation Administration approval to professionally fly drones, and drone operators would need to pass state licensing exams to produce legal surveys.
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Oak Island Town Council will instead delay the determination for an estimated nine months.
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