News & Features

  • Rule Change May Threaten Coastal Areas

    The recent reversal of a rule that limited where sand from federally restricted coastal zones may be placed may help towns with beach renourishment but could also put sensitive resources at risk.

  • Bogue Banks Project ‘A Go’ for February

    The $28.2 million Phase 2 Hurricane Florence sand replacement project for western Atlantic Beach, all of Pine Knoll Shores, a small part of Salter Path and a part of western Emerald Isle is expected to begin in early next month.

  • NEPA Redo Would Speed Drilling Approval

    Donald Trump’s proposal to “modernize” the National Environmental Policy Act would fast-track the permitting process for infrastructure, including oil drilling off the N.C. coast.

  • Effort On to Create NC’s First Oyster Trail

    Partners in the North Carolina Shellfish Initiative are set to launch this spring North Carolina’s first oyster trail, a way to promote economic development through oyster restoration and aquaculture. 

  • State Prioritizes Resiliency, Mitigation in 2019

    This year saw another hurricane land a devastating blow to a coast still recovering from past storms, pushing state, local and federal officials to rethink their approach to hurricane preparation and recovery.

  • Navassa Group Urges EPA to Clean Site

    Saying it fails to protect the community, a Navassa nonprofit is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reverse its “no action” decision in a plan for the contaminated Kerr-McGee site.