Researchers say concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water from the lower Cape Fear region “considerably higher” than levels nationwide.
Sunset Beach has permits for its planned dredging of South Jinks Creek and canals, but a small group of opponents continues to raise environmental concerns.
After Southport area residents urged state officials for more environmental oversight, a small Brunswick County power plant has ceased operations.
A supportive family helped fuel the conservationist passions of the Coastal Land Trust’s new director, but a stint on a research team set his course.
A federal appeals court panel has affirmed a lower court’s decision allowing Ocean Isle Beach to proceed with construction of its proposed terminal groin.
The public can submit comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until April 14 on the proposed construction of a 2,000-foot-long terminal groin at the north end of North Topsail Beach.
Facing mounting demands, new leadership at EPA has already begun revising the previous administration’s regulatory plan for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Two Sunset Beach property owners have filed an application to appeal a recently modified state permit to dredge South Jinks Creek.
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A month after learning that no federal dollars were appropriated for New Hanover County beach nourishment in the Corps’ 2021 work plan, officials are still pushing for funding.
The Coastal Resources Commission has granted Carolina Beach a variance allowing the seasonal installation of mats that provide beach access for people who use wheelchairs.
Planned deepening and widening of Wilmington harbor, the first project subject to a new fast-track federal process, was authorized in December, but the environmental review remains unfunded.
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has approved the Corps’ request to eliminate the environmental window for dredging at the ports in Morehead City and Wilmington.
An undeveloped 12-acre tract with water frontage in Morehead City that had been set aside for conservation in 2003 is back on the market after a court decision lifted restrictions on the deed.
The state Court of Appeals filed Dec. 15 the decision that funds from the Smithfield Agreement for environmental enhancement projects will be held by the state treasury rather than a private bank account, as it has been.
Appalachian State University is collaborating with Rachel Noble and her team of researchers at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences to set up a coronavirus tracking system at the Boone campus.