News & Features

  • With Feds’ Reversal on Seismic, What Next?

    The Interior Department recently moved to restart the review process for applications for seismic exploration for offshore oil and gas but it remains unclear how long permitting will take.

  • Town: Park Without Ball Fields Not Worth It

    Faced with a state report discouraging plans to develop much of the last maritime forest in Emerald Isle for ball fields, town officials say the proposed land deal may not happen without them.

  • Cape Lookout Solar Energy Goes Live

    Cape Lookout has unveiled a new solar energy system that will power all of the park’s facilities, except for the lighthouse beacon, which is also set to be upgraded later this year.

  • Wilmington Stormwater Efforts Recognized

    A collaborative effort to manage eight stormwater-reduction projects in the Wilmington area has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s recognition for its work.

  • Senate Plan Targets DEQ Jobs, Wind Projects

    The Senate’s 2017-19 spending plan approved Thursday would eliminate 45 Department of Environmental Quality positions and impose a three-year moratorium on wind-energy projects.

  • Cahoon Gavels First CRC Meeting as Chair

    Renee Cahoon of Nags Head recently presided over her first meeting as chair of the state Coastal Resources Commission, and she also spoke with CRO about her new role.

  • AmeriCorps Funding in Limbo

    Trump’s new budget proposal targets the agency that manages AmeriCorps, a program that promotes volunteerism, including in environmental education projects along the North Carolina coast.