Informed choices by property owners saved one stoutly built Mexico Beach, Fla., house from Hurricane Michael’s devastation, but government’s response to climate change has been woefully inadequate.
Our founding editor Frank Tursi, who retired in 2016, shares his analysis and opinion regarding the recent Union of Concerned Scientists report on the effects rising seas could have on coastal communities.
Striped mullets, or jumping mullets, North Carolina’s first commercial fishery, provided sustenance and income and were a big part of life for coastal residents.
Lena Ritter, a lifelong fisherman and unlikely environmental advocate who worked tirelessly to save an Onslow County island and its surrounding waters from development, died Monday. She was 80.
Mark Hibbs takes over as editor of Coastal Review Online as our founding editor, Frank Tursi, prepares to retire after almost four decades in journalism.
A plan that will allow the state to collaborate with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the management of Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge in Hyde County has birding and wildlife groups worried.
The N.C. Wildlife Federation has named Coastal Review Online “Conservation Communicator of the Year,” an award to be presented Saturday at a banquet in Cary.
Forty-six percent of the respondents in eight N.C. oceanfront counties were opposed to offshore drilling, while 42 percent favored it. The poll is the first of residents who would most likely be affected by drilling.
Oil and natural gas come from ancient organisms – tiny plants, algae and bacteria mainly – that were powered by the sun during various stages of Earth’s geologic history.
The federal government estimates the amount of recoverable oil in the Atlantic at about 4.7 billion barrels. Natural gas stands at 37.5 trillion cubic feet – but nobody knows.
A proposal by Mobil Oil in the mid-1980s to drill off the Outer Banks set off a fight that pitted the oil company against residents and the state’s governor.
The history of oil drilling off the East Coast and in North Carolina has been one of dashed hopes and dry holes.
Important dates in offshore drilling history.
This is the first of more than 40 stories that we will publish over the next two months on offshore drilling and its potential effects on the N.C. coast.
Our editor, Frank Tursi, introduces our website’s newest feature called “Coastoons” by Bob Eckstein, an award-winning cartoonist for the New Yorker, and previews our coming series of stories about offshore drilling and the N.C. coast.