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    News Briefs

    • Climate Change Workshop April 1-3

      Registration is open now for the Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Workshop scheduled for Monday, April 1, through Wednesday, April 3, at The Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach.

    • Talk Set on Climate Change and the Military

      Retired Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and retired Navy Capt. Terry Bragg will lead a discussion Feb. 26 in Wilmington of how N.C. military installations and military families are affected by climate change.

    • DOE Seeks to Spur Lithium-Ion Recycling

      In celebration of National Battery Day, Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Energy is touting a new research center and offering cash awards for designs to profitably recycle lithium-ion batteries.

    • 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.

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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

      • Group to Honor Etheridge, Life-Saving Crew

        The Pea Island Preservation Society is set to present “Freedmen, Surfmen, Heroes: The Unique Story of Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Life-Savers,” Saturday on Roanoke Island and in Duck.

      • 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.