First responders recommend understanding the risks of swimming in the ocean and surf conditions before heading to the beach.
The staff at Cape Lookout National Seashore recently announced activities and schedules for the 2019 season to help visitors plan their escape to the park’s 56 miles of undeveloped beach.
Opponents of offshore drilling and seismic testing plan to participate Saturday in Hands Across the Sand events all along the N.C. coast to spotlight their numbers.
The N.C. Black Bear Festival, set for May 31-June 2, honors the hefty creature so abundant in the state’s northeast and commemorates National Black Bear Day with bear-themed fun.
With the toll of Hurricane Florence now in sharp focus, state agencies and nonprofits are teaming to develop a plan for a more resilient coast during a two-day summit next month.
Researchers studying groundwater quality on Bogue Banks, where there’s no central wastewater treatment plant, have shown correlations in nitrogen levels and seasonal population spikes.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is holding Monday and Tuesday open houses and public hearings on the proposed Cape Fear Crossing project officials say will ease traffic congestion on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.
Numerous factors play a part in oyster reef growth rates, according research shared during a recent symposium at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City.
Scientists monitoring pollutants known as per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances will be on hand to answer questions about the environmental and health risks during a free forum in May.
How did Florence’s flooding affect water quality? Researchers discussed their ongoing work on this and other questions during the recent Water Resources Research Institute conference in Raleigh.
At a special announcement unveiling that a New Jersey-based manufacturing corporation is expanding to Navassa in Brunswick County, the company’s president said the operation will have no environmental effects.
Girls Exploring Science & Technology, or GEST, introduces sixth- through eighth-grade girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, activities.
The $20 million, post-Florence renourishment of beaches on Bogue Banks should be completed by April 30, just ahead of the busy tourist season, but damaged public beach accesses may not be repaired as quickly.
An annual leadership program of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce recently wrapped up for 2019, after giving participants a lasting, hands-on lesson in coastal restoration.
The Coastal Resources Commission recently denied a Perquimans County couple’s request to allow them to keep in place a brick patio and fire pit built in violation of the Coastal Area Management Act.
Local governments and environmental groups are taking a new, more strategic approach to address the problem of rubbish, derelict fishing gear and abandoned vessels along the N.C. coast.