News Briefs

  • 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.

  • Federation Receives Debris Removal Grant

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation received a grant from NOAA Marine Debris Program to remove large-scale marine debris, such as derelict boats, in the Albemarle-Pamlico Sound.

  • NOAA Seeks Input on Coastal Management

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management will host a virtual meeting Oct. 7 for feedback on the state coastal management and National Estuarine Research Reserve programs. 

  • Bigfoot Slough Area Dredging Scheduled

    The Army Corps of Engineers is tentatively scheduled to begin a dredging effort in the Bigfoot Slough area of Pamlico Sound next week and the NCDOT Ferry Division has reduced service between Ocracoke and Cedar Island and Swan Quarter.

  • Federation Launches Shell Recycling Program

    The North Carolina Carolina Coastal Federation recently kicked off its Restaurant to Reef Oyster Shell Recycling program with its first reef built entirely from oyster shells collected by local restaurants.

  • Tillis, Cooper Urge Trump to Protect NC Coast

    Gov. Roy Cooper in a letter Tuesday urged President Donald Trump and his administration to include North Carolina in the recently announced moratorium on oil drilling for the next 10 years.