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.
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New plan aims to save northeastern NC marshlands
The recently released Currituck Sound Coalition Marsh Conservation Plan was designed to address the challenges marshes in the sound face, including sea level rise.
Storm drain sensors show more frequent nuisance flooding
“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.
King Tides Project needs your photos of extreme tides
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.
Cemetery threatened by erosion now features photo exhibit
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.
Climate outlook grim but NC is inching toward resilience
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.
Lunar ‘wobble’ gets attention but sea levels are the problem
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.
LiDAR data can inform planning for sea level rise: Study
A recent study is the first worldwide elevation model using satellite Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, data to evaluate what parts of the world are most vulnerable to sea level rise.
Outer Banks ties inform photojournalist’s climate reporting
Photojournalist Justin Cook shares a personal story of discovering his Outer Banks connections and how this shared history and the Salvo Community Cemetery are being lost to tides and time.
NPS Seeks Input on Ocracoke Light Station
Cape Hatteras National Seashore staff will hold two meetings in May to hear the public’s ideas about how to preserve the Ocracoke Light Station on Ocracoke.
Submit High Tide Photos Using New App
The North Carolina King Tides Project now uses the Coastal Observer app to report water levels and submit photos of king tides, including the first of the year next week.
‘Ghost’ Forest Expansion Rate Alarming: Study
A Duke University-led team studied 35 years of satellite images of the state’s Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula.
Seeds of Resilience May Be In Forests, Farms
Support appears to be growing in North Carolina for using natural, restored and working lands to help offset carbon emissions and reduce flooding severity.
Towns Advance Water Quality Projects
Beaufort recently installed pavement that allows stormwater to soak into the ground, one of numerous projects to improve water quality in area municipalities.
Coastal Habitat, Protection Webinar April 19
Hear how coastal habitats contribute to coastal protection and blue carbon storage at noon April 19 during a Coastal Habitat Learning Series webinar.
Cooper’s Budget Boosts Conservation Funds
Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed spending plan would increase funding for conservation, parks, flood mitigation and other coastal projects.