As director of NC Sea Grant, NC Space Grant and the state’s Water Resources Research Institute, Susan White finds ways to put emerging technology to work researching the state’s coast.
Institute to Mark 70 Years of Marine Science
The University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, an off-campus research and education branch of UNC Chapel Hill, is set to celebrate its 70th year.
Panelists: Dangerous Inaction on Rising Seas
Experts on coastal policy said during a recent forum in Raleigh that state and local officials are doing too little to adapt to and head off damage from sea level rise.
Report: Parks, Nature Boost Coast’s Economy
The appeal of national parks and natural areas on the North Carolina coast brought in more than $215 million in visitor spending in 2016, according to a recent National Park Service report.
Cape Lookout Solar Energy Goes Live
Cape Lookout has unveiled a new solar energy system that will power all of the park’s facilities, except for the lighthouse beacon, which is also set to be upgraded later this year.
AmeriCorps Funding in Limbo
Trump’s new budget proposal targets the agency that manages AmeriCorps, a program that promotes volunteerism, including in environmental education projects along the North Carolina coast.
Can Oysters, Coastal Restoration Create Jobs?
A summit held last week in Raleigh looked to Virginia and Maryland to answer the question: Can stormwater management and aquaculture create economic opportunities in coastal North Carolina?
Coastal Review Online Wins 14 Press Awards
Coastal Review Online was recognized Thursday with 14 awards for its coverage of coastal North Carolina environmental news from the N.C. Press Association.
Science Network Links Researchers, Teachers
The fifth annual SciREN Coast event brought together more than 130 scientists and educators to find creative ways to teach scientific concepts.
Marine Debris Cleanup Effort Expanded
An annual project that puts commercial fishermen to work ridding northeastern North Carolina waterways of derelict fishing gear expanded this year to include the state’s entire coast.
New Stormwater Rules Set to Take Effect
New state stormwater rules with a new express permitting process, the result of three years of development involving various stakeholders, are set to take effect on New Years Day.
Federation Takes Living Shorelines Online
The North Carolina Coastal Federation and Restore America’s Estuaries collaborated to make a one-stop shop for all things living shorelines, including training, learning and connecting.
Town Takes Steps to Curb Flooding, Pollution
The town of Pine Knoll Shores has begun to install natural, environmentally friendly methods of coping with stormwater runoff and persistent problem flooding.
Sea Turtle Doctor Pioneers New Science
Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City not only treats sick and injured sea turtles and other marine life, he and others here advance the science.
Public Opinions Differ On State Alligator Plan
The state Wildlife Resources Commission is in the process of drafting a new management plan for the American alligator, but the public appears split on how to best manage the reptile in the wild.
NC Aquarium Staff Releases 33 Sea Turtles
Specialists at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invited paying guests for a boat ride to the Gulf Stream Wednesday to release 33 rehabilitated juvenile sea turtles rescued from area beaches.