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    News Briefs

    • Commission Adopts Sandbag Rule Changes

      The Coastal Resources Commission, following a legislative mandate, recently approved changes to rules for sandbags along oceanfront and estuarine shorelines.

    • North Topsail Beach Planner Posts Survey

      North Topsail Beach is asking residents, property owners and others to complete an online survey about various issues associated with growth and development to assist officials in updating the town’s land use plan.

    • Jones, NC Aquariums Weigh In On Seismic

      Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. and the North Carolina Aquariums both stated in recent days their opposition to seismic exploration for oil and natural gas of the East Coast.

    • Groups Sue to Block Seismic Exploration

      A coalition of environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit against the federal government under the Marine Mammal Protection Act to block seismic exploration for oil and natural gas off the East Coast.

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    News Waves

    • News & Features

      • Riverkeeper, SELC Defend GenX Agreement

        The Cape Fear Riverkeeper and a Southern Environmental Law Center attorney explained Wednesday in Wilmington their reasons for joining a controversial consent order that would give a nonprofit enforcement power over Chemours.

      • Recycling Industry Crisis Hits Coastal Firm

        Owners of the company that provides curbside recycling services for Hatteras Island were recently hit with a big spike in landfill tipping fees, part of a growing challenge for recycling businesses nationwide.

    • Science

    • Our Coast

    • Commentary

      • Improving NC’s Floodplain Buyout Program

        David Salvesen and Todd K. BenDor of UNC-Chapel Hill explain in today’s guest commentary their research on identifying ways to improve the floodplain buyout process in North Carolina.

    • Featured Photo

      • Monarch Migration

        Miriam Sutton of Beaufort captured this image of a monarch butterfly in November while out on a stroll around historic Carteret County town during the annual migration season.

    • Featured Video

      • Satellite Captures 2018 Hurricane Season

        The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration noted this year will be remembered most for hurricanes Florence and Michael and the damage they caused in the Southeast. For the first time, the GOES East satellite was able to see the entire Atlantic basin, allowing for a view of storms as they form off the coast of Africa and then enter the Atlantic.