County commissioners during last week’s work session continued examining proposed development on riverfront property across from downtown Wilmington, currently being considered by nearby Leland for annexation.
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Few options are available to deal with the problem of oceanfront houses at risk of collapse on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, except to try and clean up the debris once they fall.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe.
UNC sea level rise researcher Rick Luettich says the report is notable for the certainty of its predictions.
The Coastal Resources Commission last week adopted a new directive instructing its science panel to provide annual reports on sea level rise research rather than five-year updates.
The Coastal Resources Commission on Thursday may consider moving from being updated every five years on sea level rise research to annually.
The Coastal Resources Commission Science Panel will meet Thursday to discuss the commission’s request to review any new sea level rise literature and studies.
The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the N.C. Wildlife Federation and the group, No Mid-Currituck Bridge, has appealed a federal judge’s ruling in December that found state and federal agencies had complied with the law in their environmental and costs analysis.
Approval of the requested development ordinance text amendment could clear the way for construction of high-rise condominiums on a flood-prone 8-acre parcel near the Battleship North Carolina that a coalition of six organizations says would destroy habitat and areas of historic and cultural significance.
North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach held their first public meeting Wednesday to begin the process of identifying a coastal resilience project using nature-based solutions and state funding to benefit all three towns.
The recently released Currituck Sound Coalition Marsh Conservation Plan was designed to address the challenges marshes in the sound face, including sea level rise.
“We’ve already started seeing how coastal communities are experiencing flooding more often than they were before and especially on sunny days, outside of storm events when tides are particularly high,” says UNC researcher Miyuki Hino.
North Carolina King Tides Project researchers need your photos of the extreme high and low tides, called king tides, expected on the coast through Tuesday.
The outdoor display features images from a photography and reporting project that investigates the effects of sea level rise and erosion as seen from the small cemetery at risk of being lost to the waters of Pamlico Sound.
The report released Monday by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a dire picture, but North Carolina is bucking its reputation for climate change denialism and slowly moving toward.
Cyclical variations in the moon’s orbit around Earth are nothing new, but the resulting rapid increases in tidal flooding in combination with rising sea levels will likely create myriad coastal problems in the future.