Florida is no longer being considered for offshore gas and oil drilling, the Interior Department announced Tuesday, after Gov. Rick Scott, who fiercely opposed the plan to drill off the state’s coast, met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
The green gill oyster, native to eastern North Carolina, is now being offered in a Durham restaurant and is one of the most expensive items on the menu.
Residents and community group representatives interested in serving on the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve local advisory committees may submit applications Jan. 5 to Feb. 8.
The Interior Department announced Thursday the draft five-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, which would expand oil and gas exploration and drilling in U.S. waters.
Steve Murphey has been named director of Division of Marine Fisheries and acting director Braxton Davis has returned to his primary role as director of Division of Coastal Management.
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management asked survey companies to submit more information on potential effects of seismic testing after new studies raise additional concerns for marine fisheries.
The Crystal Coast Waterkeeper program is set to host an evening of education, information and visioning for area watersheds Jan. 18 in Morehead City.
Currituck County residents and property owners are asked to participate in an online survey regarding flooding, part of a Duke graduate student’s research on history and perceived risks.
Rep. Walter Jones has reintroduced a bill to revise federal mapping from the early 1980s that restricted much of North Topsail Beach from access to federal flood insurance.
Thanks to funding from the Orton Foundation, Audubon North Carolina will be managing eight sanctuary islands in Brunswick County, benefiting over 50,000 birds and thousands of hatchlings in the coming year.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island officials announced Monday that 76 more cold-stunned sea turtles had been admitted the aquarium’s Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation Center since its Thursday announcement, making the total 96.
Throughout 2018, there will be six opportunities to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills at no charge.
The dismantling of the long-closed Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier in Frisco is underway. The removal, which has been met with difficulties from the beginning, could last a few days or take several weeks.
World Bank Group announced Tuesday during the One Planet Summit in Paris that it would no longer finance upstream oil and gas, or the component of the petroleum industry that finds and produces crude oil and natural gas.
Brunswick County plans to continue collecting used cooking oil at the six disposal sites in the county and is seeking proposals from businesses to provide the service.
After two years of discussion, the master plan for Hammocks Beach State Park 290-acre mainland area was released Tuesday by North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation.