A land owner seeking to remove conservation deed restrictions on their undeveloped property in Morehead City and the state attorney general’s office failed to reach agreement during recent mediation.
North Topsail Beach aldermen say a tax increase, new fees could be tapped to pay for a 50-year plan to renourish its beaches, as the town continues to pay for a sand project completed five years ago.
Studies discussed Monday during the North Carolina Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board meeting compared the toxicity of GenX and related compounds in pregnant mice and their embryos.
Janet Nye, who recently joined the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences as associate professor, says her arrival here owes to her love of the coast and a deal with her husband.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Marine Science are the first to spawn two species of coral in a laboratory.
UNC researchers say samples taken from wastewater treatment systems may provide an early glimpse of what’s going on with the coronavirus in the population.
More than $12 million worth of habitat restoration projects have been identified in the first phase of a plan to offset environmental damage at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. site in Navassa.
The National Audubon Society has sued Interior Secretary Bernhardt over a decision to allow federal funds to pay for mining sand from Coastal Barrier Resources Act zones.
Ocean Isle Beach’s plans to add bicycle paths and resurface First Street means more impervious asphalt where flooding is already a problem.
A presidential order calling for agencies to use emergency powers to speed environmental review and permitting of infrastructure projects could fast-track a Wilmington port project.
The North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen on Wednesday agreed to offer the town manager position to David Gilbride, who’s now serving as interim manager.
Brunswick County commissioners have agreed to support a plan to connect the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor with the East Coast Greenway, which would showcase for hikers, cyclists and paddlers the history of enslaved Africans here.
Oyster farmers have experienced huge crop losses as a result of the pandemic, but because oysters are not considered specialty crops by the USDA, shellfish growers aren’t eligible to receive federal aid such as the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
The Coastal Resources Commission has approved the Department of Transportation’s request to use oversized sandbags as a temporary measure to guard a vulnerable stretch of the coastal highway from erosion.
After recently completing a beach and inlet storm damage restoration, Topsail Beach is now turning its attention to soundside problems and advancing living shoreline and stormwater projects.
A judge has granted a judicial review to property owners near the site of a planned bridge to Harkers Island, including the Coastal Resources Commission’s vice chair, who are challenging permits for the project.