The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a petition seeking endangered or threatened status for the Venus flytrap, the famed carnivorous plant native to the Carolinas.
Battery Island Home to Growing Ibis Colony
The sky over Brunswick County abounds with white ibises this time of year, many of which nest and raise their young at Battery Island near Southport, considered a colony of global importance.
River Advocates Work to Add Fish Passages
Building on the apparent success of the first rock arch rapids on the East Coast work has begun on a project to design and build rapids or other fish passages at the remaining dams.
Open Space Can Be Money in the Bank
Stream buffers, wetlands and other types of dedicated open space in your community can save coastal homeowners money on their federal flood insurance.
Vacation Food Collected for Needy
A decade-old effort to collect food for the needy from departing vacationers in a Brunswick County beach town is catching on elsewhere along the N.C. coast.
Exodus: Movement of N.C. Birds?
Scientists predict that more than half of U.S. birds may be threatened by climate change, including ospreys, wild turkeys and brown pelicans.
North Carolina’s southern-most beach town celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Even the sand seems to like the place.
A Record of the Life of the Coast
The archives of the N.C. Coastal Federation are now available to the public at UNCW’s Randall Library.
The Flight of the Oystercatcher
Little backpack transmitters attached to six American oystercatchers are helping N.C. scientists understand the plight of a troubled species.
Atlantic Sturgeon: Is the Giant Making a Comeback?
The endangered sturgeon has been showing up in the James River in Richmond and one even spawned in the Roanoke River in North Carolina.
Ailing Birds Find Shelter at the Sea Biscuit
Mary Ellen Rogers retired to Oak Island to care for birds, creatures that have been caught in nets, sliced up by propellers or washed up on shore exhausted by the rigors of migration.
Fresh, Local Veggies Just a Mouse Click Away
Recently, several groups of small farmers and gardeners, assisted by grants, have turned to the Internet to connect to that vast potential market of customers along the coast who want fresh, local produce.