Peletier commissioners voted 2-1 Monday on the controversial rezoning of the now-closed Silver Creek Golf Course to allow construction of up to 220 homes.
Praised as a gifted scientist with people skills, J.D. Potts is set to retire next week as head of the state agency that monitors coastal recreational water quality.
The new Bonehenge Whale Center in Beaufort is nearly complete, but the marine mammal museum and workshop probably won’t be open to the public anytime soon.
Town officials in Cedar Point expect to close early next year on the purchase of 56 acres along the White Oak River for conservation purposes and a town park.
Susan Fulcher Hill, a native of Williston with biology and food science degrees, and her husband, Robert, have launched an oyster hatchery in the former Willis Brothers Seafood building.
She’s a coastal scientist who developed a quick test for bacteria that health officials use to gauge the safety of shellfish waters and swimming areas and that can also be used for other foods, meet Rachel Noble.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Duke University Marine Lab, Stanford University and the University of California-Santa Cruz researchers are wrapping up a seven-week expedition to study minke whales around the Antarctic Peninsula.
Michael Murdoch of Carteret County has long been committed to environmental protection, but lately his focus is on sparing his rural community from a roadway project that could bring big changes.
Steve Murphey, new director of the state Division of Marine Fisheries, has devoted decades to fisheries biology work and hopes to help better educate the public on the division’s efforts in his new role.
A new building to house the Bonehenge Whale Center in Beaufort should be completed this year, says Keith Rittmaster, natural science curator at the N.C. Maritime Museum.
A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration review of the endangered North Atlantic right whale’s status paints a grim picture for the species’ survival.
Rachel Willis, a UNC professor in the American Studies department, is an advocate for the world’s transportation infrastructure to work with, not against, climate change and sea level rise.
Britt Sheinbaum has studied water quality and water conflict across the globe. Now a Wrightsville Beach resident, she is working on a Lower Cape Fear Basin water quality protection blueprint.
Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, has turned his lifelong fascination with water movement into a career as a well-known expert on storm surge, but he’s still working on better prediction methods.
Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit organization represented in 40 states, including North Carolina, and Washington, D.C., has become a leading nationwide faith-based player in the climate change debate.
Dr. Craig Harms of N.C. State’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City is not only one of the area’s top experts on how to diagnose and treat sick and injured sea turtles, he helped write the book.