The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Steering Committee is set to meet at 10 a.m. June 25.
This is National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and officials with the state’s recreational water quality section are asking swimmers to take simple steps to help ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone.
Global sea-level rise has accelerated over the last decade, contrary to previous estimates, reports a paper published online in Nature Climate Change.
Gov. Pat McCrory told oil executives in Houston that North Carolina is ready to get into the energy business.
The state Division of Coastal Management will hold public hearings in each of North Carolina’s oceanfront counties to gather comments on a proposal to repeal the High Hazard Flood Area of Environmental Concern.
Barring offshore drilling rigs within 50 nautical miles of the Southeast coast would provide an environmental buffer, accommodate the needs of the military and commercial fishing and give potential wind farms room to develop, the director of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said.
The N.C. Coastal Land Trust purchased 50 acres from the East Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America for its Gales Creek Nature Preserve at Camp Sam Hatcher, between Cape Carteret and Morehead City in Carteret County. The nature preserve is now more than 250 acres.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has halted target shooting at the Holly Shelter and Stones Creek game lands in Pender and Onslow counties, effective immediately, citing habitat destruction and public safety concerns.
As the N.C. officials evaluate a third request of offshore seismic testing, scientists warn that such testing for oil and gas beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor is likely to have significant effects on the reproduction and survival of fish and marine mammals.
Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been restricted from using the term “climate change” or “global warming” in official correspondence.
You’ve seen the handiwork of Robert Dean, an influential coastal engineer and the “father” of beach-renourishment. He died recently at age 84.
Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expressed their opposition to Ocean Isle’s proposed terminal groin, which they said would significantly damage the critical habitat of several species.