North Carolina is drought-free for the first time in nearly six months, but forecasters warn dry conditions could resume in eastern North Carolina.
Commentary: Building flood resilience across the state saves $6 for every $1 spent before disaster strikes, and a new tool developed in collaboration with numerous stakeholders can help local leaders determine where to invest.
The Clean Marina program illustrates how marina operators can help safeguard the environment by using best management and operation techniques that exceed environmental requirements.
The company with a significant economic and environmental footprint in North Carolina is facing “substantial doubt” about its ability to stay in business.
Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth Biser was called before a hurricane response committee this week to explain the agency’s progress and use of state funding on a flood resilience tool for decision-makers and the public.
Tancred Miller becomes the new Division of Coastal Management director effective Monday.
The Division of Water Resources oversees the Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation Fund that provides grants to local governments for beach nourishment or dune projects.
NCDEQ officials are asking for ideas from low-income, disadvantaged communities and communities experiencing environmental justice concerns to help guide its application for the federal Climate Pollution Reduction Grant.
The Coastal Resources Commission on Wednesday adopted 16 emergency rules to temporarily replace the most critical of the 30 that were stripped from the books after the Rules Review Commission objected to them in October.
North Carolina Coastal Federation Executive Director Todd Miller announced Monday that he is stepping down and that Dr. Braxton Davis, director of the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management, will step into the role in February.
Two divisions under DEQ have been been awarded funds for coastal community resilience, install living shorelines and low-impact stormwater retrofits.
More than 14,000 additional private water wells in a four-county area in southeastern North Carolina may qualify for PFAS testing.
Federal and state officials are to discuss Thursday the upcoming cleanup of part of the Navassa Superfund site as well as hiring and training opportunities for residents and businesses.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reversed its approval for Chemours to import GenX into North Carolina.
Native Americans in North Carolina face a disproportionately higher risk for preterm birth because of exposure to mixtures of toxic metals in their private drinking water wells, according to a recent study.
The recently approved budget includes new raises for North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality staff as well as fee increases for agency permits.