Coastal management

07.18.2014

Time to Forget the Groin at Figure Eight

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins, Wildlife

An ill-conceived effort to build a terminal groin on a spit of land in Rich Inlet should be abandoned in favor of a more environmentally friendly alternative. More >

07.16.2014

County to Birds: You're on Your Own

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast

New Hanover County wants to be relieved of monitoring shorebirds at relocated Mason Inlet after a third of the way through a 30-year commitment. More >

07.07.2014

Groups: Figure Eight Groin for the Birds

Topics: Advocacy, Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins, Wildlife

Figuratively speaking, that is. The feathered kind, like the little piping plover, will likely suffer if Figure Eight Island builds its proposed terminal groin at Rich Inlet, environmentalists say. More >

07.03.2014

Sunset Beach Plan May Not Stop Project

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast

The town's land-use plan may not stop a proposed project to build 23 oceanfront houses on land that was once an inlet. More >

06.26.2014

No Sand on Shack, Park Says

Topics: Beach Renourishment, Central Coast, Coastal management, National parks

After listening to the public and consulting the experts, the superintendent of Cape Lookout National Seashore decided to back away from his controversial request that dredged sand be considered to shore up the eroding end of Shackleford Banks. More >

06.17.2014

Groups Critical of Ports' Wood Pellet Studies

Topics: Coastal management, Energy, Forestry

The Ports Authority claims that wood pellet plants in Morehead City and Wilmington would have no significant effects on the environment. Others seek a more thorough evaluation. More >

06.12.2014

CRC Chairman Avoids Climate Dust Up

Topics: Climate Change, Coastal management, Sea-Level Rise

The chairman of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission defused a potentially explosive issue in the sea-level rise debate by appointing a respected geologist to the CRC's panel of science advisers. More >

05.23.2014

Bill Would Restrict Permit Challenges

Topics: Air pollution, Business and Industry, Coastal management, Legislature

A bill being considered by the N.C. Senate would limit people’s ability to challenge air and coastal development permits and virtually eliminate state protection of certain wetlands. More >

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