Topsail Island commissioners passed an ordinance last week banning the use of unencapsulated Styrofoam to build floating docks.
Volunteers can meet in Peletier, Newport, Morehead City, Beaufort, Smyrna or Salter Path.
Topsail Beach officials are drafting what could be the state’s first ban on unencapsulated polystyrene for floating dock repair and construction, part of a Topsail Island-wide anti-pollution initiative.
The Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Kampgrounds of America Resort in Rodanthe are partnering together on a series of beach cleanups.
Duke’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions found that the introduction of plastic pollution policies stalled on a national and global level when COVID-19 emerged, but the fight against plastic pollution in coastal North Carolina continues.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe.
The owners of the oceanfront house that collapsed in Rodanthe last week have hired a contractor to clean up the site and the miles of Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach, temporarily closed because of the widespread, dangerous debris.
Cape Fear River Watch’s 80% Project is employing traps in a handful of stormwater drains in Wilmington and Leland to reduce the amount of litter that reaches the river and, ultimately, the ocean.
Crab pots with an identifiable buoy recovered from the northeast region have been set aside for the rightful owner to claim at the North Carolina Coastal Federation office in Wanchese.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation has begun its eighth year collecting lost fishing gear in sounds on the northern and central coast.
The Coast Guard is working with the owner of a shrimp trawler that ran aground Dec. 7 to remove the vessel.
Coast Guard rescuers hoisted four fishermen Tuesday from a disabled fishing vessel.
Anyone in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia can submit their observations of wildlife interacting with marine debris to the new Tangled in Trash app, which allows agencies to study possible solutions.
NCDOT has surpassed its 2019 record of collecting 10.5 million pounds of roadside litter statewide.
North Carolina Sea Grant is joining with Connecticut and New Hampshire Sea Grant programs to study contaminants of emerging concern in coastal and freshwater environments.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting a free event to mark NC Oyster Week, Oct. 11-15.