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Tourism

NC - Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports more than 2.4 million visitors as of September 30, 2022

With 358,962 visitors recorded in September, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another banner year for visitation in 2022.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - County Beach Commission wants to know about volume of sand in dunes, vegetation lines

The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday afternoon to ask county commissioners to fund additional annual Bogue Banks beach survey work to measure the volume of sand in oceanfront dunes and to determine the location of vegetation lines.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

USA - ‘Supercharged’ Hurricanes Rise Significantly in US Atlantic Coast

While global warming has significantly increased the occurrence of severe storm and flooding in American east coasts for the past 40 years, it was recently found to become particularly intense in the US Atlantic coast.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - NCDEQ awards $20M for coastal storm damage projects

Eight coastal communities have been awarded a total of nearly $20.1 million for beach nourishment, artificial dunes, and other projects to mitigate or remediate coastal storm damage to the ocean beaches and dune systems of the state.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

SC - Successful Shorebird Nesting Season On Newly Restored Crab Bank

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources biologists are celebrating the close of a successful shorebird and seabird nesting season on the newly restored Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - National group designates Neuse ‘River of the Year’

GOLDSBORO – River conservation organization American Rivers, based in Washington, D.C., announced Monday that it was honoring the Neuse River as its 2022 “River of the Year.”

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

DE - Wilmington unveils Southbridge wetlands park to help deal with flooding

A project decades in the making that promises to alleviate flooding issues in the low-income, low-lying neighborhood of Southbridge was unveiled Wednesday.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Southeastern North Carolina beach management projects awarded over $10 million in grants

Beach management efforts throughout southeastern North Carolina will receive over $10 million thanks to a total of $20.1 million in state grants given to coastal communities for storm damage repairs.

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Science

USA - US Atlantic coast now a breeding ground for supercharged hurricanes – study

Rate at which hurricanes gather speed has risen significantly – and researchers say fossil-fuel dependency will only intensify storms

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

VA - Virginia Beach coastal storm risk management study by USACE, city looking for public feedback

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Virginia Beach are holding an in-person public scoping meeting and two virtual office hour sessions for the Virginia Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) feasibility study.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

NC - Rising sea levels mean rising groundwater—and that spells trouble for coastal septic systems

Sea-level rise and big storms are hammering coastal communities, causing increased flooding and land loss, saltwater intrusion, wetland loss/change, and impacts to local infrastructure.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

MO - Making room for the river: Communities look at nature-based solutions

The western border of Atchison County, Missouri, follows the twisting path of the Missouri River. Acres of corn and soy fields once lined its shores, but after a nearby levee suffered seven breaches in the Flood of 2019, the cropland was ruined.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

VA - Meet the environmental lab deliberately built to drown

NORFOLK, Va. — As coastal cities wrestle with increasing threats from rising waters, a nonprofit’s costly new headquarters offers an answer that is both defiant and prescient.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

SC - Myrtle Beach property owners asked to return 'clean sand' to help with dune repair

Property owners in Myrtle Beach are being asked to return "clean sand" to the beach to help repair the dune system.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

SC - As one SC island grows ever bigger, its counterpart fights to hold onto the sand it has left

SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. Around the world, coastal residents often live in terror of beach erosion, threatening the safety of their homes as the ocean slowly claims them. In South Carolina, Sullivan’s Island doesn’t have that problem.

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Energy

VA - Wind power opponents set their sights on Virginia project

Campaigners already mounting federal court challenges to wind energy projects off Massachusetts and New Jersey are assessing their chances against the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, Dominion Energy’s ambitious plan for a 2.6-gigawatt array that is the largest planned to date in U.S. waters.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

SC - An over 200 acre residential development could come to North Myrtle Beach

An almost 222-acre residential development could come to Water Tower Road in North Myrtle Beach, potentially bringing more than 500 homes.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NC - Opposition emerges to Duck plan for beach access at Barrier Island Station

At an Oct. 5 meeting that featured numerous objections to the plan, the Duck Town Council voted 4-1 to move forward with revisions to its CAMA permit applications to allow vehicular access at Barrier Island Station Duck Resort. Initially, that access will be used to transport workers for the town’s upcoming beach nourishment process.

Mid-Atlantic
Science

NC - Carnivores & Our Coast: Sea-level rise is moving & erasing North Carolina’s coveted coastal marshes

NORTH CAROLINA (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – “The reason I find them so interesting is because they’re that frontier of change, and so they’re so responsive to things that we humans do,” reflects Himmelstein.

Mid-Atlantic
Aquaculture

NC - NOAA awards aquaculture grant funds to N.C. Aquariums

The North Carolina Aquariums will receive funding over the next three years to build capacity to sustainably breed saltwater fish species and to raise awareness of aquaculture through public engagement.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - Miss Katie Dredge Community Day & Christening Ceremony set for October

Dare County, in partnership with EJE Dredging Service, will host a christening ceremony and community day in Wanchese on Thursday, October 13, 2022, to honor Miss Katie, the new 156-foot-long shallow-draft hopper dredge.

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