A landmark report on conserving our coastal habitats gives those who preserve coasts and estuaries a new argument: It’s good for the economy.
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Warning: May Cause Toe Tapping
A coastal high school jazz band is joining the North Carolina’s legendary Red Clay Ramblers for a concert that is sure to be an audience pleaser.
Major Restoration Project Takes Shape in Hyde
Farmers in Hyde County are joining environmentalists to in a massive effort to improve water quality and hydrology, protect wetlands and create shorebird habitat.
Restoring the Land and Water of Pamlico Sound
An unlikely alliance of farmers and environmentalists is working to restore the hydrology of Hyde County and to make Pamlico Sound more hospitable for oysters.
OLF Opponents Set Sights on Proposed Wind Farm
Some of the same groups and people who successfully fought Navy plans for a jet landing field now worry about a proposed wind farm amid migrating waterfowl.
Geologist Offers a New Vision for the Coast
Stan Riggs seems to be on a mission these days. His goal is ambitious: To save our beautiful coast – its inlets and marshes and barrier islands – and in the process to save our coastal economy. To do that, though, he has to persuade us to change our ways.
Unusual Coalition Promotes Better Runoff Controls
The Wilmington Home Builders Association and the federation have joined to promote low-impact development methods.
Getting Sued for Speaking Out Against Titan
Kayne Darrell and Dr. David Hill believed that they were armed with solid research when they spoke at public meeting against Titan America. The company sued them for slander. Here, they talk here about what it’s like getting sued for speaking your mind.
Mine Discharge Could Affect Blounts Creek
Martin Marietta Materials wants to pump about 9 million gallons of water a day from a proposed limestone quarry in Beaufort County into a creek that feeds the Pamlico River.
Federal Cuts Threaten Beach-Testing Program
North Carolina would likely have to cut by more than half the number of coastal swimming beaches that it routinely tests for contamination if the EPA follows through with a plan to eliminate federal grants for the monitoring.
Coastal Sketch: Harry Brown, the N.C. Senate’s ‘Fixer’
State Sen. Harry Brown of Jacksonville is the majority leader and the coast’s highest-ranking legislative leader. A well-known car dealer, Brown talks about juggling his business life with a hectic schedule in Raleigh and his ability as a “fixer.”
State Grapples With Unknowns of Groin Permits
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is grappling with many unknowns as it works with applicants to implement a new state law that allows as many as four small jetties, called terminal groins, to be built at inlets along the beach.
Wind Energy Could Benefit Morehead City
This port town in Carteret County is uniquely situated near prime offshore sites to take advantage of any wind-energy boom off the N.C. coast.