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  • Coast Guard Crew Releases 30 Turtles

    Crew members from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet recently released 30 sea turtles back into the ocean after the turtles made a full recovery at the NEST Rehabilitation Center at the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island,

  • NOAA Eyes Nutrient Credits for Oysters

    Because oysters are filter feeders, they are effective at removing nutrients and improving water quality, and researchers see opportunities to expand their economic value. Suzanne Bricker and her colleagues with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are measuring the amount of nutrients removed by oysters along the East Coast to help states develop nutrient management plans that include oyster farms.

  • Duck HOA Appeals Beach Access Ruling

    The Sand Dollar Shores Homeowners Association is appealing a Feb. 14 ruling by a Camden County Superior Court Judge that sided with plaintiff Bob Hovey’s claim that a beach access in Duck belongs to the public.

  • ‘What Will You Tell Your Children?’

    “I wonder: What will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing a climate chaos that you knowingly brought upon them? That it seemed so bad for the economy that we decided to resign the idea of securing future living conditions without even trying?” Seventeen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg posed these questions this week to world leaders at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • New UNC Course Blends Science, Writing

    A new course offering at the University of North Carolina approaches the topic of the changing Carolina coastline in a different way, through a mix of marine sciences and creative writing. UNC professors Bland Simpson and Brent McKee seek to inspire a new generation of writers to discuss coastal issues and young scientists to effectively communicate their research. In addition to reading scientific articles and creative fiction, the course also includes excursions to explore the North Carolina coast firsthand.

  • Thunberg Scolds Leaders for Inaction

    Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg scolded world leaders Monday at a United Nations summit calling for climate action, saying people are suffering and dying from the effects of global warming and that all the leaders have are empty words. She said the science has been clear for 30 years, and still they are not doing enough. The 16-year-old warned the more than 60 presidents and prime ministers gathered in the General Assembly hall for the summit that the youth would not let them “get away with this.” Video: Voice of America