Erosion Control

A Wedge in the Sand: Nature Intervenes in Construction Line Controversy

Hurricane Matthew moved the battle lines on Kiawah Island's controversial Captain Sam's Spit. More

Spit Take: Amid Controversy, South Carolina Revises Shoreline Development Law

Under the new law, wider beaches won't mean more shorefront construction. More

Shore Towns Rush to Restore Beaches for Summer Crowds

For some coastal communities, improving the beach is an economic issue. More

North Carolina Okays Sandbags on Beaches

A scientist argues that the new sandbag policy will worsen beach erosion More

Beach Erosion Puts a Strain on North Carolina Town

North Topsail Beach is spending thousands on emergency sandbags to reinforce the town's shoreline. But who's going to pick up the tab? More

Joaquin's Waves Eat Away Atlantic Beaches

Hurricane Joaquin curved away from land, but Jersey and Carolina beaches still took a pounding. More

Compromise Clears Way for Outer Banks Bridge (Maybe)

Environmental groups have settled their case with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, clearing the path for a new bridge to serve the fragile Outer Banks. More

Fighting the Encroaching Sea on the South Carolina Shore

South Carolina eases off slightly on its strict prohibition against armoring the shoreline. More

To Tear Beach Homes Down, Outer Banks Town Pays Up

The barrier island town of Nags Head, North Carolina has agreed to buy out six houses on an eroding beach, ending a complex legal saga. More

Wind and Waves Slam the Massachusetts Shoreline

January’s blizzard brought destruction to some oceanfront homes south of Boston,... More

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