What explains the surprising number of swimmers recently bitten by sharks along N.C. beaches? Coastal scientists offer theories today in our guest column.
Guest Column: If We Save It, They Will Come
The conservation work in Brunswick County has attracted Apple Inc., which recently bought 36,000 acres of forestland to sustainably harvest timber, two conservationists say.
Guest Column: Asleep at the Helm?
Duke geologist Orrin Pilkey raises the question about the state and its coastal management program after a project at North Topsail Beach left tons of rock on the beach.
Guest Column: Buffer Bills Shortsighted
Two bills in the state legislature that would eliminate or greatly reduce buffers along the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers would place greater burdens on cities, towns and farmers to clean up the polluted rivers.
Guest Column: Reflections on Saving a Forest
A leader in the effort to save Hofmann Forest reflects on the victory and cautions that further vigilance may be needed.
Guest Column: Ill Wind Blows From Raleigh
A promoter of offshore wind energy argues that a request by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to ban turbines within 25 miles of shore would kill any chance of developing wind farms off the N.C. coast.
Guest Column: Drilling Means Jobs
David McGowan, executive director or the N.C. Petroleum Council, thinks offshore drilling can be done safely and would provide jobs and boost the coastal economy.