North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Elizabeth S. Biser said that NCDEQ is committed to protecting the resources and people of the state.
Through a variety of programs and partnerships, the nonprofit conservation organization focuses on clean coastal waters and habitats, advocating to protect the coast, and teaches and informs people about the coast and what they can do to protect it.
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments on a proposed plan to fund drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
A public hearing and possible vote on Carteret County’s Coastal Area Management Act land-use plan is set for 6 p.m. Monday in Beaufort.
Filmmaker Rain Bennett, who grew up on the Pamlico River and produced the history of environmental nonprofit Sound Rivers, says storytelling is a powerful way to stand up to polluters.
The recently released Currituck Sound Coalition Marsh Conservation Plan was designed to address the challenges marshes in the sound face, including sea level rise.
Officials estimated that about 13,000 gallons of untreated wastewater reached an unnamed tributary of Persimmon Swamp in Calabash.
The Coastal Habitat Protection Plan’s 2021 amendment to the 2016 plan has been unanimously approved by the Coastal Resources, Environmental Management and Marine Fisheries commissions.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s grants support North Carolina projects by NCDEQ, Navassa and the National Audubon Society.
The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve local advisory committee meetings are scheduled for later this month and into December.
Brunswick County and the North Carolina Coastal Federation are working together to remove two sunken commercial fishing vessels as part of an effort to rid the coast of marine debris.
These small areas where rivers mix with salt water in coastal regions contribute a significant amount to the country’s economy, according to a recent update to a decade-old report on the economics of estuaries.
The state Environmental Management Commission is expected to consider approving the 2021 amendment to the plan when it meets Thursday in Raleigh.
The Coastal Resources Commission was the first vote of the three commissions needed to approve the 2021 amendment.
The Army Corps of Engineers, citing a recent court decision in California throwing out Trump-era regulatory changes affecting water quality certifications under section 401 of the Clean Water Act, has put a hold on permitting decisions under its nationwide permit program.
St. James recently took the unusual step of creating an endowment for University of North Carolina Wilmington research and work related to the Brunswick County town’s living shorelines, but townsfolk here have long recognized the power of the mighty oyster.