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Property

VA - Yes, rising sea levels are threatening coastal areas across the US

The VERIFY Deep-Dive Team traveled to Norfolk, Va. to investigate what's causing coastal flooding and what measures are being taken to protect people.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

DL - Delaware Beach Access Coalition Claims Surf Fishing Unsafe, Fishermen & Legislators Disagree

President of the Delaware Beach Access Coalition Charles Turnbaugh and his fellow residents say it's almost impossible to walk on state park beaches

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - A Long Process: Town of North Topsail Beach still recovering from Hurricane Florence

The Town of North Topsail Beach's obligated funds from FEMA and state funding for Hurricane Florence recovery have exceeded $21 million

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

NC - Jeep Week plans continue for Topsail Island despite restrictions and questions of access

Peter Sloan and The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce are looking forward to caravans of Jeeps cruising through Topsail Island in September and showing visitors what the area has to offer.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - How Hurricane Irene Changed the Outer Banks, 10 Years Later

Every generation or so, the Outer Banks experiences a major storm that changes the landscape. These changes include alterations to the literal geography of the islands, for sure, but they also entail shifts in our perspectives, and in how the local community responds to storms going forward.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

Chesapeake Bay - Sea level rise will harm coastal wetlands in the Chesapeake—A bad sign for people and property

Due to a combination of sea level rise and changing wetland distribution, even relatively weak storms in 2100 could have a greater impact on the Chesapeake Bay region than high-intensity storms today

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Dominion Energy leasing Virginia port tract for offshore wind

The Port of Virginia is leasing 72 acres at its Portsmouth marine terminal for Dominion Energy to use as base for building out its 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, a precursor to making the state a center for the U.S. wind industry, said Gov. Ralph Northam.

Southeast
Local

SC - Charleston's bill to fix flooding is rising. Finding the money to pay for it is a puzzle

The cost to fix flooding in Charleston has bloomed to some $3 billion in total, city officials say — a price tag for solutions from cleaning out plugged drainage systems to new, deep tunnels and a wall that could deflect hurricane waves from the downtown peninsula.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Bogue Inlet channel remains stable, relocation not necessary for a decade or more, shore office reports

EMERALD ISLE — In 2005, when Emerald Isle and the state of North Carolina paid $11.4 million to relocate Bogue Inlet channel farther from the rapidly eroding western tip of Bogue Banks, experts thought they might need repeat the process in 15 years.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

MD - Ocean City beaches to be reloaded with federal sand after Labor Day

Efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to replenish and support Ocean City beaches in the unpredictable foreground of climate change will commence after Labor Day and are expected to finish before Memorial Day next year.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

VA - Yes, Virginia, we are seeing more — and more intense — rainfall

Record-setting rainfall in 2018. A month’s worth of water that drenched Northern Virginia in an hour in July 2019. Neighborhoods that flood repeatedly in Richmond’s Southside and Petersburg.

Mid-Atlantic
Tourism

NC - Crystal Coast rakes in $2M in occupancy tax revenue in June, ending fiscal year at $11.5M

EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County’s June occupancy tax numbers are in, and they shattered the collection record for the month by more than $600,000.

Mid-Atlantic
Advocacy

NC - Topsail Beach to oppose legislation using entire shore to protect threatened bird

Officials from Topsail Beach work to be good stewards of helping sea turtles and other animals, but leaders are questioning a request to help save a threatened shorebird with concerns about beach access.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

MD - Maryland & Ocean City Leaders Announce Beach Nourishment Project

OCEAN CITY, Md.- Right on the Ocean City Boardwalk, leaders in Maryland announced a beach nourishment project.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Beach renourishment endgame starts to crystallize after months of uncertainty

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. –– The beach renourishment campaigns of Wrightsville Beach and Pleasure Island, normally routine missions, have faced roadblocks this year.

Northeast
Engineering

NJ - Plan to protect NJ from rising seas calls for massive flood gates and home raising

Storm surge barriers, cross-bay barriers and thousands more raised homes may be in New Jersey's future as the state continues to try and mitigate against future sea level rise.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Carteret County commissioners approve $1M for sand search study

BEAUFORT, NC — The Carteret County Board of Commissioners Monday approved a $1 million expenditure for the first phase of a multi-year study that aims to identify sources of sand for future beach nourishment projects.

Mid-Atlantic
Recreation

VA - Opinion: Federal investment can protect Virginia’s shoreline

Some people think “Virginia is for Lovers,” but we anglers know better: Virginia is for fishing.

Mid-Atlantic
Local

NC - Stronger storms mean tough decisions for N.C. Highway 12

There seems to be a yearly battle between North Carolina Highway 12 and storms.

Mid-Atlantic
Federal

Mid-Atlantic - Docs show Chesapeake Bay PFAS pollution at military bases

Staggeringly high amounts of “forever chemicals” contaminate groundwater near multiple military sites along the Chesapeake Bay, posing a threat to public health and the environment.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

SC - BOEM prepares for issuing more Carolinas offshores leases

US federal agency is considering an auction for the Wilmington East Wind Energy Area

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Mid-Atlantic
Fisheries

NC - Commercial fishermen have taken a nosedive in the past 20 years

North Carolina commercial fishermen have complained for decades that government regulations and a variety of other factors threaten their livelihood and have them headed the way of endangered species.

Mid-Atlantic
Waterways

NC - Lawsuit brings focus to deadly cost of commerce: Dredging the Wilmington harbor kills sea turtles

WILMINGTON –– A lawsuit filed in federal court against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlights the deadly environmental cost of dredging the Wilmington harbor: bludgeoned sea turtles.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - BOEM seeks comment on more NC, SC wind leasing options

At the end of July, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it will conduct an environmental review of a wind farm proposed for the waters off of Kitty Hawk. The 30-day public comment period connected to that review began on Aug. 1.

Mid-Atlantic
Engineering

NC - Can NC afford to keep maintaining its beaches amid increasing climate change?

As the seas continue to rise, North Carolina's beaches are expected to face more erosion challenges. But can the state afford to keep pumping sand onto them?

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