While offshore drilling is unlikely to spawn great industrial development along the N.C. coast, Morehead City could become a port to service and supply any drilling rigs off the coast.
Some people tell our traveling reporter that they’d welcome the jobs offshore drilling might bring; other worry what spills would to the beaches and tourism.
Reporters travel the coast to talk with people about offshore drilling. This, the first of a week-long series of stories, begins the journey in Calabash.
Those involved in selling real estate along the southeast N.C. coast differ in how offshore drilling might affect their business.
Hundreds of North Carolinians will take 15 minutes Saturday to join hands with strangers in a peaceful demonstration against fossil fuels.
The quality of the water, the nutrients in the soil and the exchange of greenhouse gasses hang in the balance as saltwater moves farther inland than it ever has before. Five researchers are working to help people prepare for what’s ahead.
Five researchers are investigating the future risks of saltwater intrusion on the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula and how the area’s residents will play a role in conserving their natural resources.
Saltwater’s slow movement inland has accelerated in recent years. It kills trees, harms crops, destroys the very land itself. Its effects are particularly pronounced in the agricultural region between the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.
A chapter of the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to fisheries will present one of its annual awards to this environmental nonprofit group for its work restoring marine habitats.
Deborah Walters, 63, is kayaking over 2,500 miles to help children living in Guatemala City’s garbage dump. She spent December paddling down the N.C. coast and three nights with one of our writers.
The cloud cover lifted and the hearts on the boat soared. A full moon hung over Bogue Sound, inspiring the artistic souls of the nature photographers on board.
A new report confirms that these more natural ways to control erosion are better for the environment than bulkheads, but few waterfront property owners use them.
To prepare for possible wind-energy development, researchers are mapping the seafloor off the N.C. coast, a vast uncharted territory.
Soon it will be a felony to poach Venus flytraps from the wild in North Carolina. This strange plant that lures, attacks and eats bugs only grows naturally in one place in the world: a 90-mile radius around Wilmington.
Prompted by the prospect of wind energy development off North Carolina’s coast, researchers are finding reefs with tropical fish and corals right off our coast.
Rodney Kemp is somewhat of a celebrity in Morehead City for telling entertaining stories about local history. And sometimes they’re actually true. He’s keeping alive the old coastal tradition of the fish house liar.