State transportation officials say they are collaborating with climate scientists to improve design standards for bridge and roadway projects that better anticipate the effects of climate change.
Amid broad bipartisan agreement on resiliency, flood mitigation and land conservation policy and funding in Raleigh, there are certain terms that still raise suspicion among some in the legislature.
Applications are being accepted for a coastal research fellowship and a team coastal resilience project competition in the Albemarle-Pamlico region.
The House budget unveiled Thursday includes almost $2 billion for flood prevention, resiliency and stormwater and wastewater infrastructure, but a provision affecting wetlands protection may conflict with those goals.
Although details are yet to be finalized, the deal struck this week on a major federal infrastructure spending plan could mean billions for N.C. transportation, resilience and clean water projects.
Hatteras Island residents can attend a meeting Wednesday with UNC Chapel Hill researchers to help prepare and recover from storms.
William Ray, currently chief of staff at North Carolina Emergency Management, has been appointed to serve as the division’s new director.
The large-scale Stoney Creek project in Wayne County has shown that using natural and working lands to hold back stormwater can be an effective solution to repeated flooding of homes and infrastructure, but some places face a losing battle.
The state is looking for feedback on a proposed amendment to the state’s action plan on spending a new allocation of $34.6 million for Hurricane Florence-related mitigation.
Homegrown Leaders training for eastern North Carolinians is July 20-22 in New Bern.
Senate Republicans said Wednesday they won’t confirm Dionne Delli-Gatti as the first woman to lead the state Department of Environmental Quality, a move Democrats say has nothing to do with qualifications.
The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency is asking for public feedback on spending $34.6 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds.
A House environment committee was to review flood resilience and mitigation legislation Tuesday and budget committees are set to begin meeting Wednesday.
The Resilient Coastal Communities Program is part of a statewide effort to help local governments address climate change-related risks.
The Collaboratory for Coastal Adaptation over Space and Time, or C-CoAST, has scheduled virtual listening sessions to hear about the priorities and concerns that are part of decision-making in coastal communities.
The statewide plan released this week to address flooding, drought and extreme weather amid a growing population, aging infrastructure and public health threats is just a first step, officials say.