Oak Island’s shoreline has lost 300 feet in a 20-year period. The island is considering levying sand assessments against property owners, costing thousands so the town can finance its nourishment project master plan.
ByPort City Daily
The Southport Planning Board began grappling with regulation of short term rentals more than a year ago, then discussions all but halted when board meetings were moved to the online Zoom platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ByState Port Pilot
Hutaff Island, one of North Carolina’s last privately owned undeveloped barrier islands, will be conserved forever.
The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area with new federal park and heritage designations.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on April 19 the commercial release of its REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet) and has endurance options up to 30 hours.
The Chesapeake Legal Alliance recently won a notable victory for the Assateague Coastal Trust in a successful challenge to the Maryland Department of Environmental Protection’s issuance of a state NPDES general permit for wastewater discharges that failed to control ammonia emissions from animal feeding operations polluting the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
A bipartisan group of North Carolina U.S. representatives has strongly endorsed federal efforts to develop offshore wind energy with seven members of Congress – more than half the delegation - requesting a personal briefing later this month and stating they wanted to act quickly and avoid a decade-long moratorium on new wind energy leases imposed by former President Donald Trump set to begin July 2022.
PENINSULA/GLOUCESTER — The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has again partnered with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help support ongoing efforts to restore oyster beds on private shellfish grounds in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Charleston County and several cities in South Carolina have sued a number of short-term rental companies, alleging the businesses failed to pay taxes to the local governments in recent years.
Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the Virginia coast, the nation’s first offshore wind installation in federal waters.
We are at an inflection point for Pennsylvania’s efforts to save the Chesapeake Bay.
The last remnants of an Outer Banks bridge over Oregon Inlet will soon be a fishing pier with no entry charge.
Following 10 years of advocacy and litigation by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized protection today for 319 river miles of critical habitat for the threatened yellow lance freshwater mussel in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
The Chesapeake Bay Program releases annual assessment of Bay health
Oak Island residents could soon have to pay a monthly fee to fund a $40 million beach nourishment project, and residents are speaking out against the current proposal.
Rising seas and inland-surging seawater are leaving behind the debris of dying forests. Now, 35 years of satellite images capture the changes from space.
Plans for legislation to deal with riverine flooding and improve flooding resiliency are moving forward in the North Carolina General Assembly this month, with a major review of policy and funding needs planned for next week.
Trekking out to my research sites near North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, I slog through knee-deep water on a section of trail that is completely submerged.
Maryland and Virginia lawmakers in the U.S. Senate have formed a working group with more than 20 advocacy organizations to establish a national recreational area in the Chesapeake Bay, breathing fresh life into an idea that has floated around for decades since former U.S. President Ronald Reagan first called the largest estuary in the country a national treasure.
During a Feb. 19 work session, town council members decided to forgo Surf City’s status as one of the few remaining coastal towns along the state’s southeastern coast to offer free beach parking to visitors.
To learn the direction of energy production in North Carolina, look to a weather vane. It’s pointing toward the wind.
The geography of Mathews County was carved by catastrophe.