HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — When you think of the word "fossil" what comes to mind? Massive bones of prehistoric predators displayed in museums? Ancient shells of snails found on the rocks in your local creek? Maybe even an insect trapped in the warm orange hue of fossilized amber?
Commercial shrimpers can continue to harvest by trawler in the Pamlico Sound without a Clean Water Act permit, and the state will continue to manage its fisheries.
There’s nothing like being at the beach in the summer. The sun is shining, the water is sparkling and the science is flowing. Yes, summertime at the beach is synonymous with science, at least when East Carolina University researchers are out in full force.
While the City of Isle of Palms has recently secured a state permit and grant to initiate dune restoration between 114 and 304 Ocean Blvd., the refusal on the part of some property owners to play ball is creating a less-than-ideal scenario in Council’s efforts to protect against high waves and/or storm surge.
Several solutions can help manage the process of proper fiberglass boat disposal. One of the most effective solutions is proper disposal at an authorized facility. Authorized facilities are aware of the hazardous materials used in fiberglass boats and are equipped to dispose of them safely. These facilities can also collect, store and recycle fiberglass scrap for reuse or resale.
As we wade through the peak of South Carolina’s beach season, we urge state lawmakers and the conservation community to find a way to protect one of the most beautiful and sensitive parts of our coast: Captain Sams Spit at the southern tip of Kiawah Island.
Folly Beach’s name may never seem more fitting than when one learns about a fresh legal battle playing out there — a battle that ultimately will decide if taxpayer-funded beach renourishment opens the door for public land to be converted back into private property whose owners may then build new homes on lots previously under water. The city and its allies should ensure this doesn’t happen.
I was in North Carolina the first time I saw a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) and was immediately taken by this odd bird. Brown pelicans may look gawky on land, but when they take to the skies, they fly with elegance.
OCEAN — The N.C. Carolina Coastal Federation announced Wednesday it has received a $50,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation. The grant, made through the Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation, will support the establishment of a new facility, the Center for Coastal Protection and Restoration, in the unincorporated community of Ocean.
Ralph Patricelli bought his oceanfront home in Rodanthe in September 2021 knowing it was on borrowed time. Other beachfront homes in the neighborhood had already fallen into the Atlantic Ocean, victims of years of erosion and constant storms sweeping Hatteras Island. Patricelli knew eventually, he’d have to move his second home back from the ocean.
Gov. Roy Cooper says he's disappointed with the federal government's decision to exclude two sites off North Carolina from a new round of offshore wind leasing areas.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is turning to nature-based solutions to protect an important causeway from rising seas and stronger storms.
Craig Downs’ 2015 study linked chemical sunscreens to coral reef harm
It's coming up on a year since a tech entrepreneur presented an idea to build a family compound on the southern end of Topsail Island, but it may take a while for a final decision.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Sand is one step closer to being deposited on Wrightsville Beach after months of stalling and back of forths on action plans.
A primordial sea animal that lives on the tidal mudflats of the East Coast and serves as a linchpin for the production of vital medicines stands to benefit from new protective standards.
Two significant recent events should work together to push the issue of protecting South Carolina’s isolated wetlands toward the top of lawmakers’ agendas for the coming year.
With 1,192,372 visitors recorded from January through June, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another busy year in 2023.
Insurance agents started noticing the trend as early as 2022, leaving homeowners looking to shop their current policies.
Ahh, the beach walkover. They’re as common along North Carolina’s developed ocean shorelines as seashells scattered on the sand. These typically wooden structures built to link private properties to the beach could, like the waters at low tide, eventually fade from shores.
The grant supports efforts to build resilience along South Carolina's coast.
First of two parts. - Nearly a month has passed since the North Carolina legislature overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the annual Farm Bill that includes a provision boxing in how the state can define and, ultimately, protect wetlands.
The applicant, Dominion Energy Virginia, proposes to construct a 2,587-megawatt (MW) offshore wind project, known as the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Commercial Project, located within the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia, which will include associated infrastructure within the cities of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, Virginia.
As a proposed seawall to protect the Charleston peninsula inches through a complex approval process, one City Council member wants to bring the topic back into the public eye with a citywide vote.