Brunswick County commissioners said Monday they need more time to consider a proposed ordinance covering abandoned vessels in county waters.
Crews began work this week on a $2.45 million channel-dredging project in the New River, a collaborative effort involving the state, Onslow County and North Topsail Beach, which will use the compatible spoils for beach re-nourishment.
Though the federal government removed the Atlantic Ocean from its proposed five-year plan for oil and natural gas leasing, offshore seismic testing for fossil fuels will continue as planned.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and trustees of N.C. State University’s endowment fund and the university’s natural resources foundation have reached an agreement in which ditches must be plugged to restore natural water flow on 120 acres of the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest.
A recently published study shows American oystercatchers, a bird species of special concern in North Carolina and in other Atlantic states, are more likely to leave their nests when vehicles and pedestrians pass them than when military aircraft fly overhead.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the N.C. Coastal Land Trust and the town of Navassa to develop plans to conserve Gullah Geechee heritage.
State underwater archaeologists and researchers recently discovered off Oak Island the wreck of what may be one of three blockade runners used to penetrate the wall of Union naval vessels blocking the port of Wilmington during the Civil War.
N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries director Louis Daniel’s recent resignation remains unexplained, but elected officials had raised issues of fairness and transparency.
The state is hiring two medical entomologists to study disease-carrying mosquitoes in North Carolina and prepare to fight the potential spread of the Zika virus.
Louis Daniel, the director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries resigned Monday, effective immediately, after nine years in the position.
The Coastal Resources Commission took too long to approve new temporary rules for sandbags on N.C. beaches, according to a ruling by the N.C. Rules Review Commission.
Sara Hallas, coastal education coordinator with the N.C. Coastal Federation’s northeast office in Manteo, recently received the 2016 Conservation Communicator Award from the Hugh Hammond Bennett Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
The Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition, a regional nonprofit organization focused on protecting natural resources, presented its top award to the N.C. Coastal Federation.
Sea-level rise during the 20th century happened at a faster rate than at any time during the past nearly 3,000 years, and human activity was a big factor, according to a study published Monday.
New clean energy and transportation policies consistent with the Paris agreement would prevent hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and save billions of dollars if implemented in the U.S., according to a study published today.
Dare County commissioners voted Monday to move forward on a proposal to create a special tax district to help pay for a planned beach-renourishment project later this year.