• Coastal Barrier Resources Act Focus of Study

    A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill will study the effect the Coastal Barrier Resources Act has had on development along the coasts of North Carolina, Texas, Florida, Alabama and Delaware.

  • Coastal Plain Is One of World’s “Bio” Hotspots

    Those of us who live on or visit the N.C. coast know how special it is, but we’re also part of a larger region now recognized by an international environmental group as one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.

  • Saltwater Intrusion: The Parts You Can’t See

    The quality of the water, the nutrients in the soil and the exchange of greenhouse gasses hang in the balance as saltwater moves farther inland than it ever has before. Five researchers are working to help people prepare for what’s ahead.

  • Study Looks to Locals on Saltwater Intrusion

    Five researchers are investigating the future risks of saltwater intrusion on the Albemarle-Pamlico peninsula and how the area’s residents will play a role in conserving their natural resources.

  • Saltwater Intrusion Is Changing the Coast

    Saltwater’s slow movement inland has accelerated in recent years. It kills trees, harms crops, destroys the very land itself. Its effects are particularly pronounced in the agricultural region between the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.

  • The Fiery Origins of Carolina Bays

    The state’s coastal plain is dotted with mysterious depressions that were long thought to be created by meteor strikes. New research suggests much more earthly origins.