Researchers in California have found that blue whales may be consuming 10 million pieces of microplastics per day, humpback whales may be consuming 200,000 pieces per day
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.
East Carolina University and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality are among 32 recipients across the country that are to receive more than $9 million in pollution prevention grants from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The upper New and the lower Cape Fear River watersheds were two of the nation’s top five watersheds with the highest amounts of toxins discharged in 2020, according to the new study from the N.C. Public Interest Research Group.
Gov. Roy Cooper’s lawsuit contends that the legislature-appointed commission that reviews and approves — or rejects — rules adopted by state agencies is unconstitutional.
The Environmental Justice Community Action Network contend the Department of Environmental Quality’s biogas general permit for large-scale hog farms put communities at risk.
Chemours has sued the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA acted unlawfully in recently setting a health advisory for GenX.
Environmental Protection Agency officials announced a plan Tuesday to remove as much as 12 inches of soil from a roughly 1.6-acre portion of the former Kerr-McGee Corp. site where chemically treated wood was once stored.
Radhika Fox, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for water, announced new and updated federal health advisories for GenX and related substances Wednesday during a meeting on emerging compounds held in Wilmington.
State recreational water quality officials said swimmers should avoid swimming in waters near exposed pipes and should be particularly cautious in areas of Rodanthe and Buxton.
Devices that catch litter in storm drains and small creeks are being put in place in a growing effort to lower the amount of plastics and microplastics getting into waterways and the ocean.
Dare County Public Works Department will collect in May household hazardous waste collection at three different sites in the county.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension centers in three coastal counties are set to host events in April where residents may dispose of pesticides or hazardous household waste.
Grants from Section 319 of the Clean Water Act are now available for communities to address pollution from stormwater and flooding.
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 Camp Lejeune Justice Act was attached to House Resolution 3967, the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021, which passed the House 256-174.