A fish kill affecting larger species such as flounder and horseshoe crabs was reported this week in the Neuse River near New Bern.
Dare County officials oppose a measure in the Senate version of the state budget eliminating the position of Jennette’s Pier manager, and others say the move is political payback.
Four North Carolina representatives are among 55 members of Congress who have signed a letter urging President Obama to end consideration of permit applications for seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Sunset Beach Town Council voted Monday to hire a lobbyist to fight Senate Bill 875, which would de-annex three areas of town under development.
Nags Head commissioners voted to delay a plan to close a portion of Seagull Drive, an oceanfront street badly damaged by storms in 2009 that remains a pricey maintenance problem for the Outer Banks town.
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries is seeking public comments at a meeting on a proposed oyster sanctuary about four miles from Wysocking Bay in Hyde County.
Cape Lookout National Seashore will spend three days, June 16-18, celebrating both the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service and the 50th anniversary of Cape Lookout joining the national park system.
A comprehensive reworking of water quality protections and a major set of studies of beach re-nourishment are among dozens of special provisions in the state Senate’s version of the state budget that passed today.
The N.C. Coastal Land Trust has purchased for conservation and as a buffer for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point 302 acres of forested land along Mill Creek in Carteret County.
Geologist Stephen Leatherman, known as “Dr. Beach,” picked the lifeguard beach at Ocracoke as among the top 10 beaches in America. It is the only N.C. beach on the list
Robert “Bob” Dolan, a geologist who discovered the coastal processes that shape the Outer Banks, is being remembered at the University of Virginia, where he worked nearly 50 years.
Enviva, the wood pellet manufacturer, will give $295,000 in grants to two conservation groups to protect bottomland forests along the Neuse and Roanoke rivers. The company has come under fire from environmentalists for cutting down hardwood trees that its mills then turn into wood pellets that are burned by European power plants.
A bill to remove certain areas of Sunset Beach from the town’s corporate limits moved forward in the N.C. General Assembly Tuesday, clearing a Senate State and Local Government Committee.
More than a third of all North American bird species need urgent conservation action, according to an annual report released this week.
A new report measures the benefits the Albemarle-Pamlico watershed’s natural resources provide for the region’s residents and economy.
N.C. Environment Secretary Donald van der Vaart says proposed lease sales for commercial wind-energy development off the N.C. coast must include revenue sharing.