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.