Mislabeling is common in the seafood industry even as consumer demand for local and sustainable food grows. In the end, it’s better for everyone to make the supply process transparent.
Growing aquaculture industry faces climate challenges
Aquaculture has the potential to help the world adapt to a changing climate, but warming ocean temperatures, storms and landscape changes could force the industry to adapt as well.
Federal funds set for northeast NC smaller dredge projects
Second in a new special reporting series on federal infrastructure spending and North Carolina’s navigation needs looks at the federal funds secured to maintain navigational channels and inlets in Dare and Hyde counties.
Federal dollars now available for North Carolina waterways
Millions of dollars in federal spending are set to be put to use clearing shoaling in North Carolina’s inlets, harbors and channels. First in a new special reporting series.
Institute part of effort to study harnessing ocean’s energy
The Coastal Studies Institute on the Outer Banks is now part of a global scientific collaborative to capitalize on the blue economy, which was highlighted during the U.N. climate conference in November as a technological revolution.
NC at a crossroads in dealing with water quality challenges
As North Carolina’s population continues to grow, algal blooms and other signs of human-caused nutrient pollution in rivers and estuaries stand to worsen.
Outer Banks ties inform photojournalist’s climate reporting
Photojournalist Justin Cook shares a personal story of discovering his Outer Banks connections and how this shared history and the Salvo Community Cemetery are being lost to tides and time.
Seeds of Resilience May Be In Forests, Farms
Support appears to be growing in North Carolina for using natural, restored and working lands to help offset carbon emissions and reduce flooding severity.
Coastal Resilience Goal of New State Program
The Resilient Coastal Communities Program is part of a statewide effort to help local governments address climate change-related risks.
Region Eyes Ecotourism as Key to Adaptation
There’s no easy answer when it comes to flooding in the Albemarle-Pamlico region, but there’s a move on to not only live with water, but also to capitalize on it.
NC Project Shows Opportunity in Resilience
Surrounded by water, nonprofits in NC’s “Inner Banks” region say bringing the environment to the people is key to community resilience.
Underserved, Underwater: Mapping a Future
Environmental justice communities are among the most at risk to the effects of climate change and while the state has made efforts to address these vulnerable populations, some say more must be done.
NC Charts New Course on Climate Change
With a shift in public perception and a statewide plan for climate resilience, efforts to shape policy and protect vulnerable communities still face challenges.
COVID-19 Curbs Roadside Litter Cleanups
COVID-19 precautions have prompted annual and seasonal roadside cleanups organized by state organizations and community volunteer groups to be canceled or postponed.
Turtle Trash Collectors Adapt to COVID-19
UNCW’s MarineQuest outreach program Turtle Trash Collectors has launched a citizen-science project to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting pollution and marine debris.
Recycling Industry Faces New Challenges
Waste and recycling organization representatives have seen a change in what and how residential customers are recycling since the stay-at-home order was put in place this March to slow the spread of COVID-19.