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    News Briefs

    • Gov., DEQ warn about new GenX legislation

      Gov. Roy Cooper and DEQ officials warned that the latest proposed legislation in response to health concerns about GenX and other emerging contaminants could be problematic.

    • Harkers Island Museum Needs Storm Photos

      Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center is collecting hurricane photos from families, organizations and archives to be part of its “Harm’s Way” research project.

    • Sunscreen Safety Ratings released Tuesday

      Two-thirds of sunscreen products offer poor protection or have worrisome ingredients, the Environmental Working Group announced Tuesday with its release of the 12th annual Guide to Sunscreens,

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    • Science

      • Not Just Young Sharks, More Big Ones, Too

        Bull sharks are increasingly using North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound as a nursery, according to a recent study, but long-term research has shown that waters in the region are teeming with more large sharks – a good sign for the ecosystem.

    • Our Coast

      • Our Coast’s History: Crew of the Bedfordshire

        A solemn observance held Friday at Ocracoke’s British Cemetery honored the men of the H.M.T. Bedfordshire who died on May 11, 1942, in a World War II battle off the N.C. coast, but a few islanders got to know some of the crew before their deaths.

      • Our Coast’s People: Angie Wills of YouthBuild

        Angie Wills of the River City Community Development Corp. YouthBuild Program in Elizabeth City has been helping young people discover opportunity in part by rebuilding oyster reefs and planting rain gardens.

    • Commentary

      • Rebuild the Red Wolf Recovery Effort  

        Guest columnist Christian Hunt of Defenders of Wildlife writes that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to reduce the Red Wolf Recovery Program’s territory will lead to the species’ extinction in the wild.

    • Featured Photo

      • Pink Moon Over Oceanana

        A nearly full “pink” moon sets April 28 behind Oceanana Fishing Pier in Atlantic Beach. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, April’s full moon is called a pink moon, a Native American name, because it heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, an early spring flower. The next full moon comes May 29 and is known as the flower moon. Photo: Doug Waters

    • Featured Video

      • How Coyotes Conquered the Continent

        N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and N.C. State University researchers have produced a range history of the expanding coyote species that can help reveal the ecology of predation as well as evolution through hybridization.