• Casting New Light on Ocean Acidity

    That’s a pteropod. No bigger than a pea, it’s very sensitive to acidity levels in seawater. New research conducted at the Duke Marine Lab suggests that these sea butterflies and other marine animals could be in for a tough future.

  • How Much Freshwater Can a Swamp Take?

    That’s the main question being asked about two proposed quarries that will dump almost 24 million gallons a day of freshwater into brackish, blackwater creeks.

  • AMOC, ocean currents, sea-level rise

    Seas Rising Faster Along Northern Outer Banks

    Amid the ongoing debate in the state legislature over sea-level rise comes new government research that indicates that the sea is rising north of Cape Hatteras faster than in any other place in the world.