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,

  • BOEM Adds Time for Input on Offshore Wind

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has extended the public comment deadline from May 21 to July 5 for its proposed plan for Atlantic offshore wind energy leasing.

  • Coastal Research Projects Receive Funds

    Three new research projects that address research flood risks, emerging contaminants and new tourism options focusing on dark skies have received funding from the North Carolina Community Collaborative Research Grant Program.

  • Boswell Files Bill to Reopen NE Shellfish Lab

    Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare, has introduced a bill to reopen in Dare County a shellfish sanitation lab closed after budget cuts in 2014, a move that led to permanent closure of northeast waters to shellfishing.

  • Overfished Domestic Stocks at All-Time Low

    NOAA Fisheries announced Thursday that its newly released Status of U.S. Fisheries report for 2017 shows the number of stocks on the overfished list just reached a new all-time low.

  • Shorebird Stewards Seek Volunteers

    Emerald Isle Shorebird Steward program is asking for volunteers to help monitor least terns and Wilson’s plovers that nest on The Point in Emerald Isle. Training for new and experienced volunteers is at 10 a.m. May 24 in Emerald Isle.