Previous mapping efforts have shown declines in submerged aquatic vegetation.
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New Hanover County commissioners want more information, including a hydrological study, before determining the types of development suitable for the land across from Wilmington’s downtown.
President Biden signed the bill Tuesday, promising millions of new good-paying, clean energy jobs and repealing the previous administration’s 10-year pause on wind energy leasing off the East Coast.
No foal has been born in years, and the management plan for the small herd that has survived for centuries on Ocracoke Island dates back to 1995.
Extreme heat exposure overnight for those who do not have access to or can’t afford air conditioning can lead to heat-related illness, climate experts say.
Other New Hanover County towns’ beach nourishment work was slowed when the dredge encountered tires from old artificial reefs but the known offshore debris field isn’t halting Wrightsville Beach’s plans to pump sand from its new borrow site.
The Environmental Justice Community Action Network contend the Department of Environmental Quality’s biogas general permit for large-scale hog farms put communities at risk.
Tickets are still available for the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s annual Pelican Awards and Toast of the Coast Saturday in Morehead City.
With the current project to build an oyster sanctuary near Cedar Island, the Division of Marine Fisheries is getting closer to its goal of 500 acres of protected oyster reefs in Pamlico Sound by 2026.
Wilmington historian to explore the truth behind regional legends Aug. 30 at Pender County Library’s Burgaw branch.
The funding supports work to help coastal communities mitigate and adapt to the increasingly intense natural hazards of a warming planet.
The latest wastewater sampling data on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard show that detection of the virus has significantly increased over the past 15 days .
Construction of wind turbines off the North Carolina coast could affect birds and marine life, and while scientists and others seek more information on the extent of those effects, those who spoke during a forum last week in Wilmington said climate change is likely a greater threat.
But the recent 6-3 decision limiting EPA authority to address climate change has broader national implications that will affect the Tar Heel State, environmental law experts say.
The Topsail Island town was recently awarded grants to cover the cost of the nature-based solution for its critical stormwater problems on a portion of South Shore Drive, the main thoroughfare and a state highway.
The new state budget includes millions for oyster sanctuary work, living shorelines and infrastructure improvements, but a biogas provision worries riverkeepers.