The two coal ash ponds at the L.V. Sutton power plant near Wilmington are leaking heavy metals into the groundwater and a nearby lake. We’ll take the next two days to describe what’s in the old ponds and what Duke Energy plans to do about it.
Two months after the state’s controversial decision to remove an old inlet on Sunset Beach from its inlet-hazard zone, a developer announced plans to put 23 homes there.
In an attempt to appease reluctant property owners, those pushing for a terminal groin on Figure Eight Island have proposed moving it farther north.
Three proposed terminal groin projects in Brunswick County aren’t likely to see much money if voters approve an increase in the county sales tax.
The Coastal Resource Commission’s inlet management study won’t be meeting its deadline to state legislators. The results of the study will be the basis for policy decisions on a series of complex issues relating to inlets.
A new report sponsored by the N.C. Coastal Federation raises questions about the effects of groundwater pumping at the proposed Titan America mine near Wilmington.
Eighteen journalists recently spent a week touring central and eastern North Carolina to learn about the state’s most-pressing environmental issues. Two “Coastal Review Online” reporters were among them. This is the first of their two reports.
The N.C. Coastal Federation and two other environmental groups say the state’s lawsuit against tougher air-pollution regulations was filed three years too late.
The state’s Coastal Resources Commission will take up a controversial proposal when it meets today to remove an old inlet from state rules that restrict development near inlets, but Sunset Beach wants the CRC to table it.
North Carolina environmental regulators have asked a federal judge to block environmental groups from intervening in a state lawsuit that challenges stricter federal limits on a type of harmful air pollutant.
Opponents of a now-dead wind farm in Carteret County claimed that the turbines would depress property values and kill tourism. We take a closer look.
Bald Head Island is moving ahead with plans to build an almost 2,000-foot-long terminal groin to control erosion. A planned public hearing on the project that had been set for tonight has been cancelled.
Regulations that control development around the state’s ever-changing and sometimes volatile inlets are being reexamined in a new study currently underway.
Kure Beach’s endorsement of seismic testing for offshore oil and natural gas has sparked a debate about the effects of such tests on marine mammals.
“Shored Up,” a documentary about our response to rising seas, was too hot for the state’s science museum, but it will show next week at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.
A controversial proposal that would loosen development rules on land where a tidal inlet once separated Sunset Beach from Bird Island will again be considered by the state Coastal Resources Commission when it meets next month.