The call of the chuck-will’s-widow is one of Sam’s favorites… as long as it’s in the distance.
A complete permit application for a terminal groin at Figure Eight Island has never been submitted. So we ask: Why is an EIS being prepared?
The idea took shape while Todd Miller was clamming with his father. Here, he reflects on 30 years of advocating for the N.C. coast.
The legislative debate over sea-level rise revealed a disturbing antipathy toward science among some legislator. Here’s one thing we can do.
Sam Bland and a ranger friend spy a rare sight on Bear Island: American Oyster Catcher hatchlings. Come, read about their encounters.
A new scientific report by the U.S. Geological Survey that tells us that the East Coast of the U.S. from Cape Hatteras north is a “hotspot” for rising seas is stunning. It should instill a new sense of urgency in our state’s leadership to plan for significant changes in our coastline in coming years.
Opponents of the state’s policy on sea-level rise are fond of quoting a study of tides to prove the seas won’t rise as high a scientists expect. But the author says that’s not his study’s intent.
That’s how dense the environmental study is that was done for the proposed groin at Figure Eight Island.
A N.C. Senate committee turned its back on science and the state’s proud traditions and passed the now-infamous sea-level rise bill.
The Coastal Resources Commission was intended to represent a broad cross-section of people. A new bill will diminish that intent.
Emerald Isle should be applauded for looking for ways to pay for beach re-nourishment projects with its own money.
Sam Bland loves snakes, but when he comes across one unexpectedly, his perfectly understandable reaction is to run… and then go back for a look and a few photos.
Metaphorically speaking, that’s what the state legislature will be doing if it passes a foolish bill on sea-level rise.
Local governments in coastal North Carolina paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2011 to lobby Congress for money for their shore protection projects.
Six N.C. scientists rebut some of the critics’ main objections to the state’s draft planning policy on sea-level rise. The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission is expected to discuss that policy at its meeting in Beaufort today.
It’s high time for a realistic, sober assessment of the state of our environment.