News & Features

  • Agreement OKs Year-Round Ports Dredging

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management has approved the Corps’ request to eliminate the environmental window for dredging at the ports in Morehead City and Wilmington.

  • Gaps In Data Delay Chowan River Basin Plan

    The N.C. Environmental Management Commission took no action to adopt an updated water resources plan for the Chowan River Basin, which has seen a steady increase in toxic algae blooms.

  • EPA Denies Petition to Address PFAS

    The Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition from six eastern N.C. community groups to require Chemours Co. to test 54 PFAS produced at its Fayetteville Works facility.

  • Blair Farm Site Back on Market After Ruling

    An undeveloped 12-acre tract with water frontage in Morehead City that had been set aside for conservation in 2003 is back on the market after a court decision lifted restrictions on the deed.

  • Long-Term Plans Ahead for Shifting Sands

    Federal, state and local officials in coastal North Carolina are taking new approaches toward sand management and ever more serious beach erosion and channel shoaling.

  • Treasury Now Holds Restoration Grant Funds

    The state Court of Appeals filed Dec. 15 the decision that funds from the Smithfield Agreement for environmental enhancement projects will be held by the state treasury rather than a private bank account, as it has been.

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    NC Will Pay for Climate Inaction: Report

    A new report shows that the effects of climate change will significantly cost state residents and the economy over the next three decades without urgent action to curb climate-warming pollution.

  • Navassa Superfund Site Plan To Allow Homes

    The Environmental Protection Agency is set to roll out a new plan that includes nearly two dozen acres of unrestricted residential land use on the former Kerr-McGee wood-treatment site in Navassa.