As county, state and federal parks are seeing more visitors and more frequent extreme weather, trail maintenance needs are increasing.
July Fourth means peak crowds on sensitive barrier islands
The holiday lures thousands to Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores as well as North Carolina’s coastal reserve sites, but there are steps people can take to minimize their impact on the environment.
Draft impaired waters list may not reflect nutrient burden
The draft list of impaired waters in North Carolina released earlier this year is required under the federal Clean Water Act, but improved water quality standards are needed and rivers and sounds not on the list also need urgent attention, biologists and advocates say.