News Briefs

  • NC Water, Land Projects Awarded $14.6M

    North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund awarded $14.6 million to 39 projects to protect the state’s land and water, including projects on the coast.

  • N.C. 12 Reopens to Motorists

    Though N.C. 12 reopened Thursday on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, motorists should drive with caution because sand and water remain on the roadway.

  • Agencies Observe Estuaries Week with MOU

    North Carolina and Virginia agencies have announced a new memorandum of understanding reaffirming a commitment to work together on environmental issues in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system in celebration of National Estuaries Week, Sept. 19-26.

  • EJ Committee Public Listening Session Set

    The public may provide feedback to the environmental justice and inclusion subcommittee of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force during a public listening session Sept. 29. 

  • NC Climate Change Council to Meet Oct. 1

    The North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 1 by webinar to discuss the state’s Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan.

  • Distant Teddy Floods NC 12, Erodes Beaches

    Portions of N.C. 12 were closed over the weekend due to ocean overwash and deep sand, and NCDOT expects travel disruptions caused by Hurricane Teddy will continue through Tuesday .

  • Oyster Growers Now Eligible for Aid

    Aquaculture producers directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are now eligible for relief through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

  • DEQ Issues PFAS Treatment System Permit

    NCDEQ issued a water treatment system permit for the Chemours Fayetteville Works site to remove PFAS from a contaminated stream that currently flows into the Cape Fear River.