N.C. Central University assistant professor Dr. Carresse Gerald uses her role in the classroom to encourage young females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Offshore wind developers boost outreach to allay concerns
Avangrid Renewables is bringing plans for the proposed Kitty Hawk offshore wind project to the public and answering questions via a series of open houses and a virtual tour.
Museum’s ‘Ask a Naturalist’ takes nature-based questions
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences program connects anyone anywhere who has a question about nature with specialists who have the answers.
NCDOT nears completion on its first living shoreline project
The N.C. Department of Transportation and the nonprofit Coastal Federation have partnered on the agency’s first living shoreline project under construction in Swansboro.
Offshore wind advocates weigh opportunities, uncertainties
Government officials, researchers and utility insiders shared their observations and concerns about the burgeoning industry during a recent symposium.
Climate change making allergy season longer, worse: Study
Bad news for the sniffly: A new report finds that as warmer temperatures increase the length of growing season, plants are releasing pollen and mold spores for a longer period of time.
Environmental Justice Board to assist on flood resiliency
The Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board has appointed a committee to advise the Division of Mitigation Services on including underrepresented communities in its development of a statewide flood resilience plan.
NC coast new home for complex ocean-observing system
Ocean Observatories Initiative, through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is doing preliminary testing before relocating next year an ocean-observing system to off the coast near Nags Head.
College aquaculture lab turns nursery as octopus eggs hatch
The aquaculture program at Carteret Community College recently welcomed tens of thousands of tiny, wiggly bundles of joy, an unusual success — so far.
EPA Secretary Regan touts PFAS funding during NC stop
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced Monday in Maysville that $62 million in federal infrastructure money will be available to address drinking water contamination in North Carolina.
Foam from damaged docks leads to microplastics: Report
With data collected by volunteers, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has released a citizen-science report on microplastics littering the state’s southern beaches.
To move a manatee: Museum catalogs skeletal specimen
Getting an 800-pound manatee that stranded in 2021 in Kill Devil Hills to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, where its bones are being catalogued for researchers, took a lot of collaboration — and dirty work.
Nature-based solutions get support from White House
Two authors of the White House resiliency report and EPA and NOAA officials went online last week to explain the strategies and how they’ll shape agency planning.
Regan guest speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. observance
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan spoke Friday during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony that took place in Raleigh.
Cedar Street update to include stormwater management
Beaufort’s Cedar Street, formerly the town’s U.S. 70 corridor, is to undergo major updates that include stormwater management and resurfacing.
Museum researchers preserve 450-pound sharptail mola
Once the preservation process is complete on the species of mola fish that washed ashore at North Topsail Beach, the specimen will become part of the Ichthyology, or fish, research collection at N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.