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Professor set to find out age of First Landing’s sand dunes

Jan. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Rich Whittecar isn’t searching for Blackbeard’s lost treasure in the sand dunes at First Landing State Park. Some people seem to think that when they see him wearing a hard hat and carrying a shovel over his shoulder, he said. Legend...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 12, 2022 14:39 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. January 9, 2022. Editorial: Florida legislative session promises little drama amid election-year spending spree On Tuesday, the Florida Legislature will start its annual session with an upbeat speech by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the promise of big boosts...

Old Dominion University receives elite research designation

Dec. 23, 2021 12:57 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Old Dominion University has received a prestigious designation for being a high-level research institution. The state school of nearly 25,000 students in Norfolk announced this week that it's now considered to be a “Research 1” institution by the...

Youngkin wants Virginia out of carbon-reduction initiative

Dec. 08, 2021 19:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that he would seek to use his executive powers to withdraw the commonwealth from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program he said has overburdened ratepayers and businesses. Environmental...

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

Dec. 01, 2021 12:27 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather. Climate-related losses have hit albatrosses off the Hawaiian islands,...

Gov DeSantis proposes over $1.5B for environmental projects

Nov. 16, 2021 17:58 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday proposed spending more than $1.5 billion for Everglades restoration, coastal resiliency efforts and other environmental projects in the coming state budget. The governor outlined the proposed environmental...

Damp Jersey Shore town ponders a fix for 'sunny day' floods

Nov. 13, 2021 08:43 AM EST

BAY HEAD, N.J. (AP) — An elite but often-underwater beach town at the Jersey Shore is looking for its own solutions to back bay flooding, deciding it can't wait for state and federal officials to agree on a fix. Bay Head is studying options to prevent, or at least...

Frustration, defiance in village to be abandoned to the sea

Nov. 11, 2021 12:53 PM EST

FAIRBOURNE, Wales (AP) — Like many others who came to Fairbourne, Stuart Eves decided the coastal village in northern Wales would be home for life when he moved here 26 years ago. He fell in love with the peaceful, slow pace of small village life in this community of about 700 residents,...

Charleston, Savannah see abnormally high tides during storm

Nov. 07, 2021 12:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A strong storm off the Southeast coast combined with periodic higher tides Sunday, causing coastal flooding that approached levels rarely seen outside of hurricanes along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, officials said. Scientists have said...

Virginia Beach OKs $568 million bond to fend off rising seas

Nov. 03, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

Voters in Virginia Beach have approved one of the larger bonds in the U.S. to pay for infrastructure projects to guard against rising seas and intensifying hurricanes, suggesting that more Americans are finally willing to spend tax dollars to adapt to climate change. ...