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  • 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

  • Outer Banks Bridges Work Update

    Work on two Outer Banks bridges is making progress, with more than 25% of the old Bonner Bridge demolished plus a third of the marine-based part of the project and the first decks have been installed and poured of the 2.4-mile “jug handle” bridge at Rodanthe.

  • KDH Lifeguard Offers Ocean Safety Tips

    Dare County’s Current TV recently released this video public service announcement advising swimmers to “live like a local” by knowing ocean conditions and being wary of powerful waves breaking on and near shore when swimming. The video features Kill Devil Hills lifeguard and surf instructor Bri Young, who offers tips on the importance of respecting the ocean’s power.