A recently published study by Duke University researchers found that particles in smoke and ash from Australian wildfires fed unprecedented algal blooms far away in the ocean.
Proposed amendments to the state’s official plan for protecting, restoring and conserving coastal habitats and fisheries drill in on newly specific priorities linked to water quality and climate change.
The Coastal Resources Commission has approved the 2021 amendment to the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan for public review and comment.
Kemp Burdette of Cape Fear River Watch and Ann Colley of the Moore Charitable Foundation write that there’s an overlooked connection in our own backyards that funnels plastics toward major bodies of water and eventually the world’s oceans.
Photographer Jared Lloyd, who recently captured images of an algal bloom in Edenton for Coastal Review, shares what exposure to the green slime’s toxic fumes is like. Spoiler alert: It’s no fun.
N.C.’s Water Resources Research Institute and Sea Grant are offering funding to graduates researching water quality issues.
A Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan virtual meeting is set for Sept. 27 to discuss implementing the plan approved by the state in August 2019.
Algal blooms have been recurring problems in the Chowan River Basin, but excess nutrients have triggered more and more, including those deemed harmful or toxic, but scientists aren’t sure exactly why.
State officials urge the public to avoid green or blue water in the Pamlico River due to an algal bloom.
A federal judge has vacated the Trump administration’s rule that gutted water quality protections put in place during the Obama administration.
Results from a recent NC State study highlight the double whammy of microbial contamination of surface waters posed by failing human wastewater infrastructure and animal agriculture after storm inundations.
Applications are being accepted for a coastal research fellowship and a team coastal resilience project competition in the Albemarle-Pamlico region.
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.
Oak Island commissioners are expected to hear proposed solutions to the town’s critical flooding and water quality issues Tuesday.
State officials this week have issued public advisories against swimming at ocean and sound sites.
State officials say the public should avoid contact with an algal bloom in the Chowan River near Edenton.