Stories by Coastal Review Online

WesternGeco Withdraws Survey Application

Coastal Review Online | Staff Report A Texas-based geophysical services company has withdrawn its application for permission to conduct seismic surveys for oil and natural gas of the coast of…

Sep 11


Legislative Error Wipes Out Bond Program

Footage of the Nags Head beach renourishment project near Mile Post 18 on Aug. 6, 2019. Authority for a special type of bond financing used for such projects and other…

Apr 14


‘Jug-Handle’ Bridge Work An Intricate Dance

By Kip Tabb  |  Coastal Review Online A project the size of the “jug-handle” bridge north of Rodanthe is like some intricate dance routine carried out with mammoth custom-built gantry…

Feb 22


NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate

By Catherine Kozak for Coastal Review Online Ocracoke Island’s north end may have to be restored to its wild state if current conditions continue. That is one of the options…

Jan 21


Study eyes onshore risks of offshore drilling

By Trista Talton  |  Coastal Review Online WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH – Drilling for oil off the North Carolina coast would pose a substantial threat to the environment onshore, according to a…

Dec 6


Deadlock Delays Dorian Relief Funding

By Kirk Ross Legislation that would provide additional state disaster aid for Ocracoke Islanders and other communities damaged by Hurricane Dorian as well as replenish the pool of state money…

Nov 4


Sea Level Rise Report to Look Beyond 2050

by Jennifer Allen MOREHEAD CITY – The state Coastal Resources Commission is giving its science advisory panel the option to look at sea level rise predictions beyond 30 years in…

Aug 27


NC Ranks 3rd in US in costs to Protect Coast

  Dare ranks 1st among N.C. counties Coastal Review Online Staff Report North Carolina can expect to have paid a minimum of $34.8 billion for building seawalls to protect coastal…

Aug 4


New state law touted as a big boost for shellfish farming

This year’s bill includes a scaled-down pilot project in Pamlico Sound with three, 50-acre leases. While the potential conflicts with other users was part of the objections over last year’s failed aquaculture legislation, the biggest hitch was over the size of the leases.

Jul 1


Lighthouse move: 20 years ago, skeptics said it couldn’t be done

When the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was completed in 1870, it was 1,500 feet from the ocean. But after a century of tides washing over the island, moving sand from oceanside to soundside, just 120 feet separated the lighthouse from the ocean.

Jun 25


Legislation proposes three-year ban on new wind farms

Senate Bill 377, currently a stand-alone bill, cleared the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday and will go through two more committees before reaching the Senate floor. The bill also would need House approval

Jun 10


Team seeks elusive and endangered seabird off Cape Hatteras

The black-capped petrel is somewhat of a mystery. A pelagic bird, it spends most of its time at sea, searching for food in warm waters. Once it was one of the most common petrels in the Caribbean and along the Atlantic seaboard.

May 30