A whale calf that washed ashore last week on Emerald Isle’s ocean shoreline died from ingesting a balloon.
The Department of Interior — including national parks — must phase out single-use plastic products within the decade, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Thursday, but advocates remain worried.
North Carolina Sea Grant announced Monday that it is looking for partners interested in the latest round of NOAA Sea Grant funding for the Marine Debris Challenge Competition.
NCDEQ’s Division of Coastal Management and Cape Hatteras National Seashore have postponed the interagency work group meeting originally planned for Wednesday because of the approaching storm.
Those interested in volunteering for the cleanup Sept. 16-30 should contact to their county’s litter management coordinator to get started.
The bill granting local governments authority to get rid of derelict vessels in navigable waters in their jurisdiction has been signed by Gov. Roy Cooper.
The tarp giveaway program is part of Carteret County government’s “Secure Your Load” campaign designed to help combat roadside litter and cut down litter in proximity to Carteret County convenience sites.
With data collected by volunteers, the North Carolina Coastal Federation has released a citizen-science report on microplastics littering the state’s southern beaches.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building in Rodanthe.
Environmental stewards contend that the debris contracted commercial fishers are removing makes the case that North Carolina needs to reinstate building codes for residential docks and piers.
Proposed action would include new rules for septic tank siting and repairs on ocean beaches.
This year’s North Carolina Marine Debris Symposium is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at the Duke University Marine Laboratory on Pivers Island in Beaufort.
Surf City and North Topsail Beach joined Topsail Beach earlier this month in banning unencapsulated polystyrene for floating docks, walkways and piers.
The holiday lures thousands to Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout national seashores as well as North Carolina’s coastal reserve sites, but there are steps people can take to minimize their impact on the environment.
Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland issued the order Wednesday phasing out single-use plastics at department-managed sites by 2032.
Topsail Island commissioners passed an ordinance last week banning the use of unencapsulated Styrofoam to build floating docks.