UNC Institute of Marine Science researchers have found that the life cycles of algal blooms caused by cyanobacteria in water correlates to the airborne presence of fine particulate matter that the EPA calls “the greatest risk to health.”
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority officials have released a draft source water protection plan outlining strategies to protect the lower Cape Fear River from pollution.
Drohan said she was stepping away from the position she had held for four years to further her education.
Industrialization, pollution, climate change and PFAS are among the hurdles the Cape Fear River faces, speakers explained Wednesday during Cape Fear River Watch’s first State of the River forum.
North Carolina Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board members are to hear updates on PFAS assessments during the June 6 meeting in Raleigh.
Trash trouts, litter traps and an informed public help protect North Carolina watersheds from plastic waste big and small.
Event to address lower Cape Fear River estuary issues, fishery restoration, GenX and similar pollutants, and contamination from hog and swine raising facilities.
Coastal Carolina Riverwatch says the proposed 47-lot Salt Wynd Preserve development threatens Gibbs Creek, the only creek in Beaufort not permanently closed to shellfishing.
The draft list of impaired waters in North Carolina released earlier this year is required under the federal Clean Water Act, but improved water quality standards are needed and rivers and sounds not on the list also need urgent attention, biologists and advocates say.
Various coastal North Carolina nonprofits are organizing Hands Across the Sand events Saturday as part of the national movement to raise awareness of clean energy alternatives.
New research from UNC shows that the state’s current water quality standards for chlorophyll-a and turbidity may not protect submerged aquatic vegetation in high-salinity estuaries considered economically and environmentally vital.
Comments on proposed alternatives designed to reduce on-going flood risks throughout the Neuse River Basin will be accepted until May 25.
State environmental regulators are holding a public meeting Monday about well sampling in the Lower Cape Fear region and a yet-to-be scheduled hearing on a draft discharge permit for a proposed treatment system at the Chemours facility.
The public should avoid contact with discolored water, which could indicate the presence of an algal bloom, state officials warn.
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.
During the recent Outer Banks Regional Oil Spill Tabletop Exercise, officials and emergency managers worked together on plans to quickly respond to oil spills that could threaten the coasts of Hyde, Currituck and Dare counties.