St. James recently took the unusual step of creating an endowment for University of North Carolina Wilmington research and work related to the Brunswick County town’s living shorelines, but townsfolk here have long recognized the power of the mighty oyster.
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A recent study that showed fish favored by subsistence fishers along the Brunswick and Cape Fear rivers were found to have elevated levels of arsenic, hexavalent chromium and mercury has prompted a state health advisory.
UNCW alumnus Joe Oliver and his colleagues at Bahamas-based Coral Vita have been globally recognized with an environmental award for their work restoring coral reefs.
National Weather Service officials warn of possible severe thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday morning in eastern North Carolina.
Earlier this year three New Hanover beach towns learned there was no appropriation for longstanding shoreline nourishment projects, since then Army Corps of Engineers has shifted funds for Kure and Carolina beaches, but not Wrightsville Beach, for now.
The Nov. 2-6 slate of events includes seminars, tours and discussions focused on the economic growth related to ocean resources in the Wilmington area.
Coastal residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by hurricanes Matthew and Florence say they’re frustrated with long delays, caseworker turnover and unfulfilled promises from Rebuild NC.
Proposed changes to rules covering state management of shellfish areas and water column leases could improve clarity and efficiency and are steps in the right direction, says the North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association president.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced Monday a three-year approach to addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances pollution.
Contractors expect to get underway in mid-November on the Brunswick County town’s long-planned $11.4 million, 1,050-foot terminal groin as well as a beach nourishment project with sand from Shallotte Inlet.
The measure would require Duke Energy and other major electricity producers to cut carbon dioxide emissions 70% by 2030, with a goal of zero carbon by 2050.
Wilmington officials have resolved to reduce plastic pollution and improve the city’s recycling program through outreach, education and support of businesses that minimize use of plastic straws and utensil.
YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon organizers canceled the swim portion of the Sept. 25 race after state officials detected high levels of bacteria in Banks Channel.
With House and Senate agreement on a state spending plan, it looks like another drawn-out budget battle with the governor may be avoided.
Plans are in the works to remove 1 million invasive carp from Lake Mattamuskeet, a move stakeholders hope will help with water quality and clarity.
The newly updated NC Wetland Program Plan details how climate change and nonpermitted human activities are causing wetland loss.