A recently published study by Duke University researchers found that particles in smoke and ash from Australian wildfires fed unprecedented algal blooms far away in the ocean.
The Montreal Protocol, signed in 1987, has not only helped protect Earth from ozone loss related to chlorofluorocarbons, researchers have found that it also prevented a significant loss of sequestered carbon.
As North Carolina’s population continues to grow, algal blooms and other signs of human-caused nutrient pollution in rivers and estuaries stand to worsen.
A recent study is the first worldwide elevation model using satellite Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, data to evaluate what parts of the world are most vulnerable to sea level rise.
A new report from Duke University and NC State estimates economic losses associated with the decline of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuary could total $8.6 million in 10 years.
Managing stormwater helps reduce the amount of pollution that ends up in the watershed, a recent study found.
Seagrasses, a foundation of coastal habitat, are in peril and restoration efforts have a two-thirds failure rate, but a multispecies approach could improve success.
The Division of Marine Fisheries has created a new type of shellfish permit that allows oysters grown on leases to be used in habitat restoration.
A Duke University-led team studied 35 years of satellite images of the state’s Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula.
A recent study found that a 20% shift from consumption of small plastic bottles to larger plastic bottles could decrease U.S. plastic waste by 10,000 tons a year.
A new project to improve water quality in Stump Sound includes a focus on community outreach about options for development that minimize polluted runoff.
The recently released U.S. Sea-Level Report Cards from William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences show that not only are seas rising faster, the acceleration rate is increasing.
Several efforts are underway to rid the area around Stump Sound of litter, just one aspect of addressing pollution of the state-classified outstanding resource waters.
Americans should consume more seafood, less beef and pork, according to the latest federal dietary guide, and the change could also be good for coastal communities.
North Carolina’s shellfish relay program, in which farmers remove natural oysters from a polluted area to their own leases, is more than 100 years old, and some say the practice can’t end soon enough.
A recent study projects that the amount of food produced from the ocean could increase by as much as 74% by 2050, but the researchers point to big obstacles, namely policy and regulation.