Guest commentary: North Carolina’s collaborative shellfish strategy includes public education efforts showcasing how oysters can be a catalyst for a resilient future, where people and ecosystems thrive.
Longtime fishing guide Capt. Gordon Churchill talks readers through readying old gear before heading out for the first trip of the year.
Guest columnist John Runkle, one of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s founding board members, writes that the nearly 40-year-old nonprofit’s mission has been guided by clear messaging, namely, “No wetlands, no seafood.”
Capt. Gordon Churchill, Coastal Review’s new fishing columnist and longtime guide on the North Carolina coast, shares his list of responses to that familiar question this time of year.
Longtime Coastal Review correspondent Catherine Kozak recently attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26, where attendees seemed to know little about coastal North Carolina, despite the significant climate perils facing this part of the world.
Kemp Burdette of Cape Fear River Watch and Ann Colley of the Moore Charitable Foundation write that there’s an overlooked connection in our own backyards that funnels plastics toward major bodies of water and eventually the world’s oceans.
Photographer Jared Lloyd, who recently captured images of an algal bloom in Edenton for Coastal Review, shares what exposure to the green slime’s toxic fumes is like. Spoiler alert: It’s no fun.
The report released Monday by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a dire picture, but North Carolina is bucking its reputation for climate change denialism and slowly moving toward.
Ocracoke Island and other areas of the Outer Banks have seen encouraging numbers of red knots passing through on their marathon migration during the past few springs, a good sign for the shorebird species’ recovery.
Coastal Review is recognizing Shark Week this week with a special Nature Notes on the sharks that inhabit North Carolina waters.
Dr. Richard Hilderman of Sunset Beach, where the Corps of Engineers has recently approved permits for a terminal groin, contends that responsibility for protecting the coastal environment has been placed in the hands of engineers, rather than natural resource agencies and coastal scientists.
Alana Harrison, Hatteras Village seafood market owner and fish dealer, worries that shoaling in Hatteras Inlet will cause local commercial fishermen to relocate to neighboring fishing ports.
It’s that time of year, when North Carolina’s migratory fish species — river herring, Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon and American eel — are making their annual trips upriver to spawn.
Columnist, nature photographer and retired state park superintendent Sam Bland is back from a cross-country adventure, guided home by familiar coastal beacons.
Guest columnist Kenneth Chestnut shares the history of Camp Oceanside on Topsail Island, which was established in the 1950s for Black youth.
In the second of a series, columnist Chuck Roe, former director of the N.C. Natural Heritage Program, looks at the origins and growth of land trusts in North Carolina.