Coastal Review Online

09.22.2014

What Will a Groin Do to Rare Birds at Rich Inlet?

Topics: Coastal management, Southeast Coast, Terminal groins

That's the million-dollar question. Though the federal review of the possible environmental effects of the proposed terminal groin on Figure Eight Island is nearing completion, federal agencies charged with protecting birds haven't yet started assessing what the groin might do to troubled bird species. More >

09.19.2014

From Eyesore to Functioning Wetlands

Topics: Central Coast, Stormwater

The designs are completed and the easements surveyed. The N.C. Coastal Federation will soon start restoring two ponds to aid an ailing creek. More >

09.18.2014

Hogs After Floyd: Nothing's Changed

Topics: Agriculture, Storms, Water pollution

Hog lagoons flooded after Hurricane Floyd and state officials made many assurances to change the way hog waste is treated. Fifteen years later and nothing much had changed. More >

09.17.2014

The Legacy of Hurricane Floyd

Topics: Coastal History, Storms

North Carolina's worst natural disaster and costliest hurricane made landfall 15 years ago this week. In the first of two parts, we take a look at the legacy Floyd left in its wake. More >

09.16.2014

Our Coast: Storms, Whales and Refugees

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, National parks

A great hurricane drove the Ca'e Bankers from Shackleford Banks to Harkers Island, Salter Path and a place they called the Promise Land, but not before they took the most famous whale in N.C. history. More >

09.15.2014

Our Coast: Ca'e Bankers

Topics: Central Coast, Coastal Culture, Coastal History, Fisheries, National parks

Old photos and artifacts, like an old whale gun, tell the story of the hardy fishing families who once lived in Diamond City and the other settlements near the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. More >

09.12.2014

Pelican Award: Trinity Center and Sound to Sea

Topics: Central Coast, Education, Living Shorelines, Pelican Awards

They went above and beyond for the coast and for their students. Find out why this worship center and its educators received a Pelican Award from the N.C. Coastal Federation. More >

09.11.2014

What's All the Noise Over Seismic Survey?

Topics: Energy, Fisheries, Outer Banks

While the debate over drilling for oil and natural gas off the N.C. coast rages on, one thing appears certain: seismic survey is starting soon. More >

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