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    News Briefs

    • Coastal Habitat Protection Plan Meeting Set

      The steering committee for the state Coastal Habitat Protection Plan, which addresses habitat and water quality efforts needed to protect, enhance and restore fish habitat, will meet April 23 in Washington.

    • Climate Change Council to Meet April 26

      The North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council is set to discuss development of a state climate risk assessment during its third meeting April 26 in Raleigh.

    • State Files Comments on WOTUS Rule

      The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein have submitted comments in opposition to the proposed federal rule revising the definition of “waters of the United States.”

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    News Waves

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    • Science

      • Forum Links Coastal Scientists, Community

        Numerous factors play a part in oyster reef growth rates, according research shared during a recent symposium at the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City.

    • Our Coast

      • Beachcomber’s View: Whelks Versus Conchs

        Longtime Outer Banks beachcomber Kristin Hissong explains the myriad differences between conchs, which typically prefer in tropical waters, and whelks that are often found Outer Banks beaches and a favorite of collectors.

    • Commentary

      • Our Military, Wind Farms Can Coexist

        Guest columnist Katharine Kollins of the Southeastern Wind Coalition writes that a bill recently introduced in North Carolina is an attack on wind energy that does nothing to protect military bases.

    • Featured Photo

      • Wind Creates Pedestals at Cape Lookout

        Cape Lookout National Seashore posted on Facebook Sunday a cluster of sand pedestals, which were created by strong easterly winds that blew loose sand away from the hardened, wind-resistant sections of the beach, on the north end of North Core Banks.

    • Featured Video

      • New Hanover Compost Program Wins Award

        The Carolina Recycling Association recognized New Hanover County’s Environmental Management Department with the 2019 Annual Recycling Award for the food waste composting program during the organization’s annual conference in March. Since beginning the program in November 2017, the county has generated more than 80 tons of compost, which is used in parks and gardens and shared with area organic farmers.