A new study finds that rising seas will bring in the second half of this century frequent flooding at elevations now only inundated once in every 100 years.
Report: Record Warming in 2014
A new report compiled by NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate shows 2014 was the warmest year on record with sea levels and greenhouse gases at new highs.
Google News Adds CRO Content
Users of Google News can now find links to Coastal Review Online content in their personalized news feeds.
Court Rejects State’s EPA Rule Challenge
A U.S. appeals court has dismissed the state’s challenge of a 2010 EPA rule that limits fine-particle pollution from industry, autos and power plants.
New Science Panel to Advise Bureau
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is partnering with the National Academies to form an advisory committee for offshore energy environmental studies.
Report: Animal Farms Affect Streams
A U.S. Geological Survey study found that 58 percent of watersheds in the N.C. Coastal Plain where swine or poultry farms are located show measurable differences in water quality.
Lawsuit seeks Atlantic seabird protection
The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demanding endangered species protections for the black-capped petrel.
State: Avoid Attracting Sharks
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries asks fishermen and swimmers to take steps to avoid attracting sharks to areas and at times when people are swimming.
Park Service to Change Buffers
The National Park Service announced Tuesday a plan to modify wildlife-protection buffers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Elected Officials Praise Bridge Deal
State and local elected officials praised the settlement agreement that allows the long-delayed Bonner Bridge replacement project to move forward.
Habitat Protection Plan Panel to Meet
The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee is set to meet at 10 a.m. June 25.
State Offers Tips to Swimmers
This is National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and officials with the state’s recreational water quality section are asking swimmers to take simple steps to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone.
New Study: Sea-Level Rise Accelerating
Global sea-level rise has accelerated over the last decade, contrary to previous estimates, reports a paper published online in Nature Climate Change.
McCrory: N.C. Ready for Oil Business
Gov. Pat McCrory told oil executives in Houston that North Carolina is ready to get into the energy business.
Public Hearings on Flood Zone Repeal
The state Division of Coastal Management will hold public hearings in each of North Carolina’s oceanfront counties to gather comments on a proposal to repeal the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern.
BOEM Defends 50-Mile Buffer
Barring offshore drilling rigs within 50 nautical miles of the Southeast coast would provide an environmental buffer, accommodate the needs of the military and commercial fishing and give potential wind farms room to develop, the director of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said.