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    News Briefs

    • Group Offers Ride to Farm Permit Meeting

      Cape Fear River Watch plans to charter a bus to Kenansville Tuesday to help Wilmington-area residents get to the first of two meetings on three general permits for livestock operations.

    • Greenhouse Gas Inventory Shows Decline

      The state’s inventory of greenhouse gas emissions requested by Gov., Roy Cooper’s executive order has been made public, and it shows a nearly 24 percent reduction since 2005.

    • Core Sound Museum Event Set for Feb. 22

      The annual winter edition of Taste of Core Sound, a fundraiser for the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center is to be held this year in Morehead City.

    • New Hanover Touts Developer Permit Site

      New Hanover County announced this week a new online tool for developers to submit applications and obtain county permits that also allows tracking permits in process. 

    • Talk to Focus on World War II Shipwrecks

      Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese will host Feb. 21 a program on the battles of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast as part of its monthly Science on the Sound lecture series.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Oyster Summit to Spotlight Mariculture

        The daylong 2019 North Carolina Oyster Summit set for March 12 in Raleigh will focus on habitat restoration, the growing mariculture industry and related economic benefits and opportunities.

    • Science

      • Restoration Work A Test for Carbon Farming

        Researchers say a project in northeastern N.C. to restore pocosin wetlands that were drained for agriculture could become a model system for capturing CO2, the greenhouse gas most associated with climate change.

    • Our Coast

      • Festival to Celebrate Waterfowl, Seafood

        The inaugural Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival set for later this month is to be a celebration of Hatteras water birds that also showcases local seafood, decoy collectors and bird carvers.

    • Commentary

      • We Must Do More To Protect Coastal Waters

        Guest columnist Stevenson Weeks writes that the Newport River, known for its tasty oysters, is in peril unless lawmakers act on water quality recommendations to protect the resource.

    • Featured Photo

      • Marine Debris Cleanup Underway

        This pile of marine debris has been collected since Monday from the uninhabited islands around Swansboro by a crew of commercial fishermen, boat captains and marine contractors and is being stored at Casper’s Marina in downtown Swansboro. The 2019 Post Hurricane Florence Marine Debris Collection Project, coordinated by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, is expected to continue for about a year. Photo: Jennifer Allen

    • Featured Video

      • EPA Announces PFAS Action Plan

        Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announces Thursday EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, Action Plan. EPA said its plan identifies both short-term solutions for addressing these chemicals and long-term strategies for providing clean, safe drinking water and addressing PFAS at the source. Critics say EPA could do more.