The remains of prehistoric worlds beneath the Edgecombe County town of Princeville, just west of North Carolina’s coastal counties, reveal our potential climate future and possible climate solutions.
It’s hard to know what plants are best for your garden, but a new guide from the Coastal Landscapes Initiative offers alternatives to potentially harmful and invasive ornamentals.
New amenities, a wheelchair-accessible beach path to the shore, and a natural setting one officials called “the best possible fit for a county park” will soon be fully opened to the public.
What began as a grassroots effort in the North Carolina mountains a decade ago to save honeybees has become a nationwide initiative to protect pollinators.
Lewiston Woodville in Bertie County has poverty and obesity-related health challenges, but one small nonprofit is working to get young people outside and healthier.
An awareness campaign called “No Mow May” is urging people not to mow their lawns this month, or even this whole season, as a way to help make sure that pollinators have enough to eat.
North Carolina’s 250,000 acres of privately owned peatland could be the ticket to tapping into the $2 billion voluntary carbon trading market, but the steps ahead are rigorous and expensive.
An ecosystem project in an NC peat bog could yield jobs, help with stormwater management and suppress wildfires and is part of an ambitious plan to create a carbon credit market to offset millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
As Carova residents prepare for higher seas, stronger storms and other effects of climate change, some residents are more focused on the human impacts.
Despite federal disincentives and increasing perils from climate change, new houses continue to pop up in this enclave for the wealthy at the remote northern end of Currituck Banks.
Some blame the owners of erosion-threatened or destroyed beachfront houses, but there is plenty of blame to go around, including policy, regulatory and enforcement shortcomings, climate change and government inaction.
With two-dozen oceanfront septic systems compromised by storms so far this year and spilling on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Dare County, several have been repaired only to be washed away again.
Mislabeling is common in the seafood industry even as consumer demand for local and sustainable food grows. In the end, it’s better for everyone to make the supply process transparent.
Subsistence fishing is a mix of culture and economics in eastern North Carolina.
Advocates say attaining and maintaining sustainability in the seafood industry means recognizing and balancing the ways society, culture, economy and ecology are all interconnected.
“Sustainability” has multiple meanings, but in the context of seafood, the word has social, economic and environmental implications. Second in our continuing series examining the role and sustainability of seafood in a healthy diet.