A U.S. appeals court has dismissed the state’s challenge of a 2010 EPA rule that limits fine-particle pollution from industry, autos and power plants.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is partnering with the National Academies to form an advisory committee for offshore energy environmental studies.
A U.S. Geological Survey study found that 58 percent of watersheds in the N.C. Coastal Plain where swine or poultry farms are located show measurable differences in water quality.
The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demanding endangered species protections for the black-capped petrel.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries asks fishermen and swimmers to take steps to avoid attracting sharks to areas and at times when people are swimming.
The National Park Service announced Tuesday a plan to modify wildlife-protection buffers at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
State and local elected officials praised the settlement agreement that allows the long-delayed Bonner Bridge replacement project to move forward.
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.