News & Features

  • Land Purchases Bolster Conservation Efforts

    Recent but unrelated purchases by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust added acres to both the Gales Creek Preserve in Carteret County and the Brice’s Creek Preserve in Craven County.

  • Mattamuskeet Plan Awaits State Approval

    The Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Restoration Plan, which was 18 months in development, has been submitted for final approval by the state Division of Water Quality.

  • Riverkeeper, SELC Defend GenX Agreement

    The Cape Fear Riverkeeper and a Southern Environmental Law Center attorney explained Wednesday in Wilmington their reasons for joining a controversial consent order that would give a nonprofit enforcement power over Chemours.

  • Recycling Industry Crisis Hits Coastal Firm

    Owners of the company that provides curbside recycling services for Hatteras Island were recently hit with a big spike in landfill tipping fees, part of a growing challenge for recycling businesses nationwide.

  • Bill Would Ax Water, Park Trust Fund Boards

    The state Senate Thursday advanced a bill that would eliminate the oversight boards for the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and four other boards.

  • Corps Puts Limits On Dredged Sand Disposal

    A Corps of Engineers policy adopted more than a year ago could mean big costs and other challenges for coastal towns and businesses that need to dispose of dredged sand from non-federal projects.

  • Corps’ Rule Could Dash Town’s Sand Plan

    Holden Beach officials were recently surprised by an Army Corps of Engineers requirement not previously enforced that could mean the town’s sand source for beach re-nourishment goes instead to Oak Island.

  • Court Ruling No Guarantee for Red Wolves

    Wildlife advocates won a decisive victory earlier this month when a federal judge banned the capture and killing of red wolves on private property, but the endangered species’ future isn’t so clear.

  • Navassa: Contamination Research Continues

    With creosote levels at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund site in Navassa still a concern, state and federal agencies plan to continue researching the contamination.